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Beefing Up Weight-Management Programs
A recent report suggests innovation is needed for employer-sponsored weight-control programs to succeed. What can employers and HR do better in order to help weight-loss initiatives really get up and running?
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The ACA and the Bottom Line
Four years after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, a new survey looks into how the healthcare law has affected organizations' budgets and employment strategies.
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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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Benefits Column

In light of the recent Ebola scare, employers might be well-served to revisit their policies and procedures -- and prepare in advance for the next potential epidemic.
Working with Wearables Sep 22, 2014
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