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The Cost of ACA Compliance
With a key Affordable Care Act mandate taking effect in 2014, a recent study finds many employers still wrestling with how healthcare reform will impact their bottom lines. Time will tell, experts say, how creative HR and benefits leaders have to get in designing robust benefit plans while keeping costs in line.
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Five Key Healthcare-Reform Considerations for HR
The key aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have become well known to most employers, but there remain more than a few issues that haven't received as much attention but still need to be addressed by HR executives.
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The Next Stage of Healthcare Consumerism
Some employers are turning to price transparency and quality reports in order to encourage employees to become active players in the fight to lower healthcare costs.
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The Next Step in Wellness
Experts say a workplace that offers programs geared toward employees' financial and social well-being, not just their physical health, will lead to better outcomes.
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Disability and The Whole-Person Approach
Disability will be a growing cost center for organizations in the years ahead, and HR leaders are ideally suited to help organizations and their employees rein in the coming costs associated with disability.
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A Healthy Discussion
A highly publicized and controversial study from the Centers for Disease Control may present an opportunity for HR to start a conversation about "realistic health goals." One large healthcare organization is doing just that.
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Wellness Programs Get Booster Shot from Feds
With some recent proposed rules, federal agencies should make it easier for employers to get serious about wellness in the quest to cut healthcare costs.
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Accommodating Food Allergies at Work
Once an employee establishes that he or she suffers from a food allergy, the employer is obligated to engage in an "interactive process" with the employee to discuss whether there is a reasonable accommodation that would enable the employee to perform the essential functions of his or her position.
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Healthcare Benefits Keep Evolving
Employers are keeping their healthcare costs down, in part by continuing to shift more costs to their employees. Private healthcare exchanges represent the next step in this approach.
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Should We Live Like the French?
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Informed Enrollment Strategies to Move the CDHP-Adoption Dial
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A Weighty Question
A recent study by a British medical-research organization has determined that online weight-loss programs can be just as effective as their in-person counterparts, but experts agree that employee motivation remains the key to success.
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Here We Go (Again)
The challenges employers will soon face when implementing healthcare reform echo the same ones they wrestled with when traditional pension programs began giving way to defined-contribution plans decades ago.
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Employer Flexibility Key in Breast Cancer Survivors' Return to Work
Employers can play a major role in a patient's recovery from breast cancer, experts say, but they must be willing to be flexible, and communication is crucial.
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The Trouble With Tobacco Testing
There may be some legal issues around organizations testing their employees for tobacco use, but whether the benefits outweigh the costs largely depends on a company's culture.
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Balancing Benefits Communication
Recent research shows a majority of companies struggle with communicating benefits information to employees on a year-round basis. Experts urge HR leaders to incorporate the technology and tools at their disposal to make communication strategies more successful, and to document their efforts to ensure consistency.
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Playing Games at Work
I love to play games -- something that started as a kid and continues to surprise my mom. She thought I outgrew this fascination.
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Numbers Don't Bode Well for Blue-Collar Health
With a new report showing blue-collar workers are more prone to illness than other groups, experts say HR's challenge is to understand the unique aspects of their own workforces' well-being as well as the unique things they're going to have to do as an employer to address its workers' needs.
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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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