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Wellness programs urged to focus on employees' overall well-being

Published March 18, 2015 CST

SAN FRANCISCO — Employers can more deeply influence their employees' health management habits by expanding their workplace wellness programs to account for a more comprehensive view of their workers' overall well-being.

Employers sweetening the wellness pot

Published March 26, 2015 CST

More employers are offering financial incentives through wellness programs to improve employees' health, while many are boosting the value of those incentives.

EEOC revising rules on financial incentives for wellness programs

Published March 20, 2015 CST

The EEOC on Friday signaled that it has completed a set of rule revisions to address practical conflicts in the regulations governing the use of financial incentives in workplace wellness programs.

Hospital health plans heighten tensions with insurers

Published March 23, 2015 CST

Kevin Lofton, CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives, says his health system's entry into the insurance market has complicated its negotiations with insurers.

Enrollments in Towers Watson health exchange could top 1 million

Published March 19, 2015 CST

Towers Watson & Co. says it expects enrollment in its private health insurance exchange to hit 1.2 million this year, a 50% increase from 2014.

Health exchanges attracting low-income participants

Published March 25, 2015 CST

Participation in public health insurance exchanges is heavily skewed in favor of those with very low incomes, according to a new analysis.

Health care reform credited with $7.4 billion drop in uncompensated care

Published March 24, 2015 CST

Hospitals’ uncompensated-care costs in Medicaid expansion states were reduced by $5 billion in 2014, according to a Health and Human Services report published Monday, the fifth anniversary of President Obama’s signature health care law.

Ameriprise to pay $27.5 million in settlement with 401(k) participants

Published March 26, 2015 CST

Ameriprise Financial Inc., Minneapolis, will pay $27.5 million as part of a preliminary settlement with participants in its 401(k) plan, said a court document published Thursday.