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Avoid workers' compensation spending through better management.(COST-CUTTING TIPS, TACTICS, & STRATEGIES)
November 1, 2009 ... Issue: Tired of its escalating workers' compensation costs, a manufacturing company in Oklahoma took steps to help keep costs down. Response: The 400-employee company moved forward on several fronts. "For example, we expanded an intensive...

Federal agencies encourage employers to prepare for seasonal and H1N1 flus.
November 1, 2009 ... Four federal departments, including the Labor Department, have announced new guidance for businesses to plan for and respond to the upcoming flu season. The guidance, prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, aims to...

Health insurers forecast 10.7 percent increase in PPO costs.(In Perspective)
November 1, 2009 ... The following table presents projections for increases in health care costs for seven 12-month periods, the most recent beginning in Spring 2009. Key point: Many surveys of health benefit costs reflect actual employer spending. In contrast,...

MBP calendar.(Conference news)(Calendar)
November 1, 2009 ... Mergers & Acquisitions: Benefits, Compensation and Other HR Issues, Chicago, Nov. 2-4. Contact: WorldatWork, 877-951-9191; fax: 480-483-8352;; www Health and Welfare Plans--Plan Types and...

Reduce costs by rewarding nonsmokers.(COST-CUTTING TIPS, TACTICS, & STRATEGIES)
November 1, 2009 ... Issue: A large manufacturing company sought ways to control its health care costs by using incentives to encourage healthy employee behavior. Response: "We debated how we could reduce employee smoking, which certainly affects employees'...