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Quality in the Exchanges & How to get Consumers to Care

Quality in the Exchanges & How to get Consumers to Care

Lisa M. Latts, MD, MPSH, MBA

I love to shop on Amazon.com. The other day I needed a new mattress pad. I looked at which product was most popular and which had the most reviews.

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Combating the Cost of Stress

Combating the Cost of Stress

Michael Susi

The cost of stress hits both individuals and organizations in so many silent ways that neither knows they are under attack until the damage is done.

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Does Corporate Wellness Work? A Global Perspective on Workplace Health Promotion

Does Corporate Wellness Work? A Global Perspective on Workplace Health Promotion

Wolf Kirsten

A recent editorial in the American Journal of Health Promotion by Michael O’Donnell titled Does Workplace Health Promotion Work or Not?

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Five Steps to Healthcare Cost Management Success for Employers

Five Steps to Healthcare Cost Management Success for Employers

Phyllis Ruez, CRC, CDMS, CCM

Healthcare reform legislation and spiraling medical costs across the industry have spurred CMS to introduce a number of initiatives designed to improve population health

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Wellness: How to make it work for your company

Wellness:  How to make it work for your company

Rob Thurston and Bart Sheeler

Since way back in the 1980’s articles have been published about the future of health care in America, including several by the above authors covering the direction of health and wellness programs

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Sitting is Lethal! Get Up From Your Desk: How Workplace Wellness Programs can, with Small Steps, Address the Crisis of Inactivity

Sitting is Lethal! Get Up From Your Desk: How Workplace Wellness Programs can, with Small Steps, Address the Crisis of Inactivity

Kim Snider, President, Health Systems Group

We sit. And we sit a lot. We sit in front of the TV. We sit at our desks. We sit in the car. And that’s not good.

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Finding the Right Exercise Therapy for Back Pain

Finding the Right Exercise Therapy for Back Pain

Terry Murray B.S., CHES, ACSMCP and Dr. Edwin J.

Strategies for using exercise therapy to improve outcomes in chronic low back pain reports there continues to be uncertainty about the most effective exercise approach in chronic low back pain.

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Employers Voluntary Benefits Countdown:2014 and Beyond

Employers Voluntary Benefits Countdown:2014 and Beyond

Donna Joseph & Pete Tobiason

Employers are counting down to the landmark changes in employee benefits scheduled for 2014 and throughout the rest of this decade

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How Workforce Demographics Affect your Wellness Program

How Workforce Demographics Affect your Wellness Program

Jessica Grossmeier, Ph.D

Wellness program outcomes are a frequent topic of debate in the media, and many purchasers of wellness programs look to published industry research to understand what drives

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Laying the Groundwork for a Successful Private Exchange

Laying the Groundwork for a Successful Private Exchange

Eric Grossman

Employer interest in private exchanges has grown greatly, especially over the last year. Early adoption by many employers for 2014

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Achieving Corporate Wellness Through the Art of Presentation: Why the Medium Is the Message

Achieving Corporate Wellness Through the Art of Presentation: Why the Medium Is the Message

David Tang

Achieving Corporate Wellness Through the Art of Presentation: Why the Medium Is the Message

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Why Would an Employer Find a Worksite Long-Term Care Insurance Product Valuable Enough to Include in the Portfolio of Employee Voluntary Benefits?

Why Would an Employer Find a Worksite Long-Term Care Insurance Product Valuable Enough to Include in the Portfolio of Employee Voluntary Benefits?

Linda Tsironis Caruthers

The ‘invisible’ working family caregivers bring caregiver issues and caregiver-related ailments to the workplace every day. They remain ‘hidden’ to keep their jobs in a workplace culture that has no place for those with other problems no matter how worthy or socially redeeming

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Is Your Employees’ Legal Health a Wellness Issue

Is Your Employees’ Legal Health a Wellness Issue

Robert Heston

Legal problems are a direct drain on employee financial wellness and this is becoming an increasingly critical component in the employee wellness wheel. While no studies yet exist, this silent stress producer is creating massive amounts of costly employee stressors.

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The Challenges of Increasing Reliance upon Evidence Based Medicine in Health Care

The Challenges of Increasing Reliance upon Evidence Based Medicine in Health Care

Lorna Sills Katica, J.D.

The Accountable Care Organization (ACO), as introduced by the Affordable Care Act, is a coordinated group of health care providers who provide comprehensive team based care to a defined population. The ACO is designed to reduce cost and improve quality through pay for performance initiatives. The overarching theory is that providers will perform better, at a lower cost, when they are financially rewarded for doing so. However, in order to do this, one must be able to measure their performance accurately

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Laying the Groundwork for a Successful Private Exchange Experience

Laying the Groundwork for a Successful Private Exchange Experience

Eric Grossman

Employer interest in private exchanges has exploded over the past year. Early adoption by many employers for 2014 is a strong leading indicator that exchanges will become a prevalent strategy over the next few years. This view is supported by a Mercer survey of 900 employers conducted in May 2013, in which 35 percent of respondents said they would consider offering a private exchange within two years and 57 percent within five years.

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