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Voluntary Benefits

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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Corporate Wellness

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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Column

Workforce Realignment in Response to the ACA

Workforce Realignment in Response to the ACA

James R. Napoli

Although there is nothing under the Patentient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, as amended (“ACA”) that requires an employer to sponsor a group health plan for its employees

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Private Exchanges  & Defined Contribution Health Benefits to Reach Tipping Point in 2015

Private Exchanges & Defined Contribution Health Benefits to Reach Tipping Point in 2015

HRM

A new survey reports high levels of familiarity and interest in exploring defined contribution health benefits and private healthcare exchanges

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Brokers, Consultants Must Be Able to Evaluate Private Exchanges

Brokers, Consultants Must Be Able to Evaluate Private Exchanges

Christopher E. Condeluci

The next generation of employee benefits consultants, as well as insurance agents and brokers, not only will have to understand how private health insurance exchanges work

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Historical Foundation of Universal Healthcare

Historical Foundation of Universal Healthcare

Rev. Gary W. Duncan, M.S., M.A., CSM/OCP

Almost two year ago, my business partner Daryl and I read The New Wellness Revolution by Paul Z. Pilzer and found the chapters on health insurance fascinating

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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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Self Funding

More Isn’t Always Better: How Self Funded Plans Can Encourage Appropriate Utilization of Care

More Isn’t Always Better: How Self Funded Plans Can Encourage Appropriate Utilization of Care

Jennifer Schneider Chafen, MD, MS and Seth Cohen

The United States is using our healthcare system to death. Americans have access to a vast array of healthcare services

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Editorial

Healthcare Reform: Does Finger Point at You?

Healthcare Reform: Does Finger Point at You?

Renée-Marie Stephano, J.D.

Healthcare Reform: Does Finger Point at You?

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