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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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A Rising Trend
With the prices for some generic drugs skyrocketing, what can employers do? Some experts suggest making plan participants more price-conscious.
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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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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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Making diversity and inclusion a higher priority could go a long way to lessen instances of sexual harassment in the workplace. Here are five tips for creating an initiative that can make a difference.
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