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Too much of a good thing: When employees suffer from health care “overchoice”

Author: Carmilla Tan, FSA, MAAA — We’re a society of endless alternatives. Just think about your morning coffee order: The barista asks you to choose between fat free, 1%, 2%, soy, almond, whole milk, or half-and-half. The options can be dizzying. While the power of choice can be very valuable, in some instances, there can […]

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Taking advantage of the health system model to improve care, lower costs

Author: Gregg Lambert — All over the country, hospitals have been merging into larger “health systems” in an attempt to increase efficiencies and reduce costs. Today, more than half of the 5,700 hospitals in the U.S. belong to a health system, along with 67% of doctors, who are finding it increasingly difficult to maintain private […]

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Managing Health Care Costs: Integrated Health Networks

Author: Bob Braddick — Today there is more complexity than ever among health plans and the specialty solutions bolted onto them. In light of steadily rising health care costs, plan designers are searching for creative ways to build quality offerings, keep costs low, and simplify the member experience. The evidence is everywhere that current models […]

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Going Green at Home, at Work and on the Commute

Author: Charles Kim — Twenty-million people across the country gathered on the first Earth Day in 1970 to bring awareness to environmental problems around the world. It was a breakthrough moment in our cultural history and today, sustainability and green living has become a more important part of our daily lives. We recycle at home, […]

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Access for No Charge Professional Support for the Stressed Family Caregivers on Your Staff

Author: Rimas J. Jasin, MA, MPA  — Right now about one million New Yorkers are unpaid Caregivers looking after an older adult with a form of dementia. Some Caregivers are on your staff – it might even be you. Twenty years ago Bill Clinton was the first president to recognize the enormous contribution of unpaid family […]

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