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'Telemental' Health is Trending Upward
Research finds "telemental" health technologies are emerging to deliver mental-health services to employees in new ways. Experts extol the virtues of such approaches, but caution HR leaders to be mindful of the privacy concerns and other issues surrounding these services.
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Trouble with Transparency in Health Pricing
A high-profile study suggests that medical price-shopping tools don't cut health-care costs. But they still have real -- and growing -- value for companies, many experts say.
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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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Benefits Column

A life-altering car accident provides an opportunity to reflect on the costs associated with surviving such an event -- and how similar events can impact employees' financial health.
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