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Making Health Incentives Work
Plenty of companies these days offer their employees monetary incentives to live healthier lives. So why aren't more of us getting healthier?
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The Missing Link to a Healthier Workforce
HR and benefits professionals have an uphill battle in helping employees adopt healthy behaviors, but Alexandra Drane says a little empathy can go a long way.
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Millennials and Wellness
A new report finds millennials more open to pro-wellness messages from employers -- as well as consequences for unhealthy behavior -- than older generations.
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Obama's HR Legacy
Regardless of how history will ultimately view President Obama's legacy, experts agree that his enormous impact on healthcare and the workplace won't be forgotten anytime soon.
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Power in Numbers
Big data insights, lower costs and quality outcomes are among the goals of a new employer alliance that's focused on healthcare.
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Artificial Intelligence, Real Hearts
In a new partnership with IBM Watson Health, the American Heart Association is poised to revolutionize the way companies use analytics to help workers improve their cardiovascular health.
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Tracking Healthcare Benefits Costs
After years of trying to keep a lid on health-benefit costs, companies are reporting progress, but there's uncertainty ahead for HR leaders, according to recent surveys of consumers and employers.
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The Cadillac-Tax Blues
Even though employers are doing nearly all they can to avoid the Affordable Care Act's looming excise tax, most will eventually be snared by it. There has been a silver lining, however.
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Overcoming the Silent Epidemic
A healthy workforce is essential to creating a healthy business, and that means employers must make efforts to assist workers with mental illness in the workplace.
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Tracking Healthcare Trends
When it comes to healthcare-plan design, experts say there are some strategies that companies can pursue now in anticipation of changes on the horizon.
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Benefits Column

According to a May 2015 Federal Reserve survey, approximately half of Americans cannot afford a $400 emergency expense without selling something or borrowing money. How should employers consider their role in helping employees during times of financial hardship?
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