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Employers plan aggressive response to shifting health care landscape, survey finds

Health care costs increase at lowest rate in 15 years

Employers remain committed to providing active employee health care benefits in the near future, according to findings from the annual Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health (NBGH) Employer Survey on Purchasing Value in Health Care, but are responding to changes influenced in part by health care reform with more aggressive actions to improve health care delivery and manage rising costs of care.


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How will company health care offerings change in future?

Obesity will continue to contribute to rise in costs

It’s no secret that rising health care costs are putting the squeeze on U.S. employers. Despite this, a new survey by Aon Hewitt has found that 94 percent of them plan to continue offering health benefits to their workers – at least for the next three to five years.


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Most workers would seek alternatives if health benefits are taxed

If Congress – in its quest to rein in the federal deficit – decides to tax workers’ health benefits, more than half of American workers would either switch to a less costly plan, shop around, or drop coverage, according to new research from the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).


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Why employees stay on the job

Work-life fit and enjoying what they do top list of reasons

Despite uncertainty in the job market, the top reasons working Americans say they stay with their current employers are work-life fit and enjoying what they do, according to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association (APA).


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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

The value of integrating risk management and safety management

Executive Summary: In many organizations, risk management receives most of the focus and resources; safety management, meanwhile, is often perceived as less important.


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Men and women respond differently to exercise advertisements

A new University of Michigan study finds that overweight men and women responded differently to advertisements about the benefits from exercise.


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More workers added to federal berrylium coverage

The U.S. Department of Labor is notifying former Weldon Spring Plant workers in Weldon Spring, Mo., of a change in the status of their work site in connection with the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.


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ASSE forms new on-the-job health and wellness branch

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has announced the formation of a new Health & Wellness Branch intended to raise awareness about the benefits of integrating occupational safety and health with company health promotion programs.


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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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