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Data Holds Plan Design, Wellness Answers

November 23, 2014
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The analysis of claims data provides the greatest ability for an employer to have an effect on health care costs and employee health.


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Aetna to Acquire bswift for $400 Million

November 3, 2014
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The move could be the initial foray of large insurers that see the growing importance of HR and benefits technology and software firms in the health care space.
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By the Numbers: November 2014

November 1, 2014
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In sickness and in health; keeping workers healthy; foodie's guide to foods for the flu.
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EEOC Files Historic, Challenges Biometric Testing by Employers

October 30, 2014
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Although Obamacare allows employers to conduct biometric tests, the EEOC says such tests violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
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‘Vaping’ Decision Up in the Air, but Some Fuming About Potential e-Cigarette Regulation

October 29, 2014
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As the popularity of e-cigarettes continues to grow, there’s still no definitive ruling on the safety and proper regulation of the tobacco-free alternative. It’s up to employers to fill in the gaps.


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Private Exchanges Reflect Demand for Voluntary Benefits

October 28, 2014
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Supplemental health products, like hospital indemnity and critical insurance plans, have been growing in popularity as out-of-pocket medical costs increase for many employees. 


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Stepping Up to Cover Autism Treatment

October 28, 2014
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A growing number of companies such as JPMorgan Chase are extending their health care plans to include comprehensive coverage for autism.


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Employers: 'No Sale' on Private Exchanges

October 27, 2014
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Employers can use the ACA as a framework to communicate the value of their plans in a positive light. 


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A Benefit Evolution

October 1, 2014
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Health care benefits still offer a sense of financial and emotional security despite the substantial changes in who pays for what.
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Need ACA Help? Go Ask 'Grandma'

September 30, 2014
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Halbig v. Burwell challenged the IRS interpretation of two conflicting provisions and lost at the U.S. District Court of D.C. The appeals court overturned the lower court’s decision.
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