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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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The Expanding Scope of On-site Health
Recent Towers Watson research finds many employers with on-site health centers are planning to add new centers and services in the next two years. Experts weigh in on what's driving this expansion, and how HR can help measure the return on the company's investment.
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HBLC 2015: Moving the Needle in Benefits
Speakers at this year's Health & Benefits Leadership Conference explore the challenges and opportunities facing wellness, retirement security and more.
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Court's Ruling Looms Large
HR leaders need to prepare for all scenarios as they await the Supreme Court's decision on King v. Burwell, a case that, depending upon how the high court rules, could have a dramatic impact on the Affordable Care Act.
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Dependent Care's Disappearing Act?
With its recent tax-reform plan, the White House is seeking to eliminate flexible spending accounts related to caring for children and aging parents, while also trying to broaden current limitations. Experts discuss the HR aspects of the proposed changes and how they would affect employees -- and their loved ones.
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Wrestling with the ACA's Reporting Requirements
A new survey finds many organizations are struggling with the reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act. Experts discuss ways HR leaders can get their organizations ahead of the compliance curve.
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The ACA and International Assignees
Large employers need to bear in mind the implications of international assignees and take steps to address compliance for their globally mobile employee base.
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Benefits Column

Employers are beginning to feel the pressure to reconsider their stance on paid family leave, following a number of highly visible announcements. But as those blazing a trail here remind us, HR leaders would be wise to tread carefully.
Retirement Innovations Oct 19, 2015
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