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Gen Y: Disconnected from Healthcare
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Online and Beneficial
Benefit portals and websites now include a variety of online tools to help employees shape up.
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Make Workplace Wellness Work
Creating competition within an organization may make it easier for employees to get healthy and stay fit. And studies show that those employees are more productive, call in sick less often and visit the doctor less frequently.
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Is the Price Right?
The rise of high-deductible plans is leading more organizations to demand "price transparency" from their healthcare providers.
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Battling Fatigue
Fatigue -- described as a decreased state of alertness -- may impair a worker's safety, health and productivity, costing employers billions of dollars each year.
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What Comes Next?
Lots of Americans are uncomfortable with the idea of being required by law to purchase health insurance. And sometime soon -- probably later this month -- the U.S. Supreme Court will have the final word on the matter when it announces its ruling on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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Channeling a Health Message
This article accompanies Health Partners.
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Game Change
In an effort to help employees better understand their benefit options -- and make them partners in the effort to control costs -- some companies are making serious changes to their benefits-communication strategies.
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Health Partners
A strong partnership between HR and finance is increasingly important as companies struggle to lower costs and comply with healthcare reform.
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Changing Behavior
This article accompanies Game Change.
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Transparency Vendors
This article accompanies Is the Price Right?
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Binge Eating Impacts Productivity
In what is said to be the study linking binge eating to decreased workplace productivity, researchers say organizations should address this risk by addressing it in health-risk assessments and routine screening.
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The time has come for HR executives and other leaders to take private discussions public, which may accomplish several positive things, including spirited debate, innovation and helping younger colleagues join the conversation.
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