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Why you can’t afford not to offer health benefits

If employers are to remain attractive to new talent and retain their existing human capital, they will need to continue to offer health benefits to their workforces. It’s the balance between employer costs and employee responsibility many are taking a new direction with. Read more…

CFOs say they’ll increase health plan cost-sharing, blame PPACA

When it comes to health insurance costs, containment is the key word. These CFOs have been told to rein in health costs and they’re going to do so by shifting costs to those covered.

Attractive Voluntary Benefits

How can employers effectively balance cost and quality? One way is to expand their offerings of voluntary benefits –Read more…

Obesity drives up workers’ comp claims

Obese employees make more workers’ comp claims, and they make costlier ones than non-obese employees. Read full article here

2013 rise in employer health costs lowest in years

Employers, it appears, worked hard to hold down health plan cost increases this year. But don’t count on another new low in 2014.

Employers Prepare for Increased Health Costs this Winter

With the spectre of a long winter and flu season looming ahead, employers and HR managers are reminded that they must implement solid cost-control strategies if they want to keep their health care plans viable and valuable, experts say.

A faster, cheaper way to wellness programs that work

Benefits of wellness programs unknown so their value is up for debate. Read more…

Mid-market employees paid less for health coverage in 2013

According to a recent survey, employees from mid-market companies paid a higher percentage of the total costs of their group health plan, but actually saw a decrease in average dollar value of their contributions.

Happy and Well: Employee Wellness Under Obamacare

It’s not so much about the health care dollars you gain back for your business with wellness programs, but more about how these initiatives can transform your company culture for the better. Read more…

Satisfaction with health plan costs improving

Employer satisfaction with health plan costs is going up, according to the J.D. Power 2013 Employer Health Plan Study, yet health plans may risk losing group business unless they improve satisfaction in other areas.