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'Game-Changing' Cancer Benefit Launching
By Kristen B. Frasch
SAP will soon be offering employees a first-of-its-kind personalized tumor-analysis and treatment-option benefit. Experts weigh in on its prognosis.
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Measuring the ACA's Impact
Figuring out the true impact of the Affordable Care Act can be a tricky proposition for employers both large and small, but experts agree that you can't manage costs if you don't know what they are.
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Navigating Narrow Networks
Narrow networks, aka high-performance networks, are luring employers due to their potential for cost savings and better healthcare delivery, but they present HR challenges, as well.
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Mobility and the ACA
With the individual and employer mandates approaching, new concerns are emerging around the healthcare-reform law's potential impact on globally mobile workers and their organizations.
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Report: Dumping Spousal Coverage May Not Save Money
A new Employee Benefit Research Institute report says employers may end up spending more money on healthcare coverage if neighboring employers dump their more-costly spouses onto their plans.
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The Rise of Consumerism?
Recent research reveals employees with health savings accounts are slowly becoming better consumers when it comes to buying medical care. Here's what HR can do to ride that wave to a healthier workforce.
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Avoiding a Penalty on 'Play or Pay'
While the IRS granted large employers an extra year before facing possible penalties under the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act, there is still plenty of conditioning for HR to do in preparation for the 2015 season.
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The Great Migration
Within a few years, millions of employees will likely receive their health benefits through private exchanges. At Darden Restaurants, this is already happening.
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Unions May Disrupt ACA Transition
Legal experts say the unions may have the upper hand over organizations when it comes to implementing portions of the Affordable Care Act.
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The ACA Waiting Game
Surprised by the sudden postponement in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act's mandatory employer and insurer reporting requirements, experts weigh in on ways employers can take advantage of the delay and what the future requirements may involve.
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Benefits Column

Tech giant Apple's long-anticipated introduction of its smartwatch threw wearable technology into the headlines again. But while there's no denying the value of these devices in capturing meaningful healthcare data, some serious questions surrounding their true effectiveness remain.
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