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Improving health outcomes for dental members, lowering costs for employers

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This white paper from Aetna Dental® tells how the Aetna Dental/Medical IntegrationSM (DMI) program helps dental and medical benefits work together for better overall health and value. Aetna’s pioneering integration of dental and medical care is an important part of whole-patient treatment. Increasingly, medical researchers are finding that dental health is closely linked to overall health. Integrating dental and medical data not only helps identify potentially chronic and expensive health conditions, but also may improve employee health and lower benefits costs.


Innovative New Benefits That Will Help Your Company Win the Talent War

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The new LEAF College Savings white paper, “Innovative New Benefits That Will Help Your Company Win the Talent War,”emphasizes the need for organizations to look beyond traditional benefits in order to attract and engage top talent. It offers employers of all sizes key insights on the evolving expectations of today’s workforce and the role technology plays in the delivery and implementation of benefits deemed to be ‘innovative.’ It provides actual examples of specific easy to implement, technology-based benefits that companies ranging from early-stage to publicly-traded effectively offer their workforce – and the amazing employee engagement that results.


Best practices driving adoption of consumer directed health plans

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Many employers add consumer directed health (CDH) plans to their benefits offerings, but they’re not seeing the savings that they had hoped for, due to low adoption. How can your company get the most out of your CDH? This paper offers best practices for helping employees understand their options, and choose the best plan for their needs, including:

  • High-value educational methods to boost benefits understanding
  • Best methods for communicating plan benefits and updates
  • Top ways to engage employees with online access
  • Tested strategies for keeping employees engaged and happy with the plan

Boost your company’s CDH adoption – saving the company money and keeping employees happy at the same time – using these best practices.


Benefits Solutions for a Growing Part-Time and Variable-Hour Workforce

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Aetna Voluntary Plans takes a closer look at some key trends affecting the part-time and variable-hour workforce, explores the implications of the Affordable Care Act in more depth, and examines benefits solutions available to employers with large part-time and variable-hour employee populations. 

The paper, Benefits Solutions for a Growing Part-Time and Variable-Hour Workforce, provides an in-depth look at the biggest questions facing employers today.  


Managing an Absent Workforce: A Guide to the Family Medical Leave Act

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“Managing an Absent Workforce: A Guide to the Family Medical Leave Act,” serves as an excellent tool to help you take a pulse on your company’s existing absence management program. It pinpoints some of the tactical items where employers could tighten their reigns including counting time, use of paid time, recertification processes, fit for duty and specific areas of interests for employers. This guide also seeks to remind Human Resource professionals that processes related to FMLA need to be continually reviewed as other plans evolve to make sure they are still appropriate and compliant.


2014 bSwift Benefits Study

The Journey Continues – from employer paternalism to employee ownership

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The 2014 bswift Benefits Study covers the journey employers are making, shifting away from centralized control over health insurance and other benefits to employee ownership. It reveals a number of trends across three benefits topics in varying states of maturity: defined contribution (in its infancy); wellness programs and incentives (moving into adolescence); and employee self-service and automation (at the most mature end of the spectrum).


Fifth Annual Optum® Wellness in the Workplace Study

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Take an in-depth look at wellness program penetration, administration, incentives, current trends and success metrics, based on an annual tracking study of 500 human resources professionals from across the country.


Five Ways to Activate Consumers Through Proactive, Year-round Engagement

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View this Whitepaper - As consumers absorb higher percentages of their healthcare costs, they need more help navigating the system and making the best choices – far beyond open enrollment. This paper highlights five areas where you can engage consumers at every stage to improve their bottom line and yours.


How Voluntary Benefits Give You the Advantage in Today's Health Care Reform World

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Voluntary products are changing the employee benefits game due to health care reform. Explore how voluntary products help employers meet HR objectives while providing more choices for employees. Review new research on what employees are say about voluntary products and their desire to purchase them.


Think Your Claims Administrator Is Catching Fraud? Think Again. Four Best Practices to Combat Fraud, Waste and Abuse.

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View this Whitepaper - Everyone pays when there are errors, and you might be surprised to learn that your claims administrator may not be catching most of yours – typically by no fault of their own. Not only will the best practices outlined in this brief help you keep a closer eye on unwarranted activity, but they will also assist you with reining in costs, which could save you thousands, if not millions, of dollars.


Participant retirement readiness, demystified

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The lifecycle of a retirement plan participant can span more than 50 years from early career throughout retirement. By using the examples in this paper to help convince younger participants to take the basic steps of saving and selecting age/risk appropriate investment allocations over the very long term, you can help younger generations improve their chances of reaching their desired income level in retirement.


Promoting Healthy Behaviors: A Five-year Study on the Impact of Incentives

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In a study conducted over five years, ActiveHealth Management examined 1.9 million members across 25 large employers to identify the impact of incentives on wellness programs. Discover what approach worked best and gain valuable insight on creating effective incentives for employee health.


Legal Plan Value Seen Across Corporate America

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The value of a group legal plan offered on an employee-pay-all voluntary basis has risen to new heights at JetBlue Airways since its 2005 introduction. Author Bruce Shtuan explores the benefits of investing in a group legal plan.


Ten Ways to Improve Returns on Wellness Program Investments

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Successful organizations recognize that providing wellness efforts can improve employee health while reducing costs. Get access to the latest industry best practices, new technologies and advanced analytics to help you dramatically improve ROI. Find out how to create an integrated, personalized approach that ensures your wellness efforts drive measurable results.


HR/Employee Benefits Professionals Are Happy and They Know It

Survey tunes in to a highly satisfied workforce that is focused on furthering their education and improving worker well-being.


Benefit Advisers: Keys to Surviving Under Health Care Reform

A study by SourceMedia Research and Employee Benefits Adviser, in partnership with Unum/Colonial Life, highlights the cause and effect that health care reform under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) will have on the benefits advisory industry.

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