Slideshow From ACA to wellness, top outlooks for 2015

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  • December 04 2014, 9:39am EST
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Wellness ROI is much more than just health costs

Blogger Janice Rahm says the best business lessons come from running a lemonade stand. And one key lesson learned is if you spend money, you better make money. When you take health care, ROI questions remain at the forefront … and a major issue at hand revolves around wellness plans. [Image credit: Fotolia]

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2015 is just around the corner. Are you ready?

Most of the political discussion surrounding the Affordable Care Act involves whether the law will be further delayed and/or repealed. While the government continues its infighting, the Obama Administration has pushed forward, but Congress is about to shift gears … [Image credit: Fotolia]

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How HSAs can help you deal with the coming “Cadillac Tax”

The “Cadillac Tax” is a tax on “high value” health coverage. Employers will be required to pay a 40% excise tax on the value of any health coverage that is in excess of a financial threshold. For 2018, that threshold is $10,200 for single coverage and $27,500 for non-single coverage. Are you ready? [Image credit: Fotolia]

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Nondiscrimination rules an elephant in the room

Health care reform is here, and benefits managers everywhere are frantically planning to meet the new requirements, but the problem is that planning with the rules currently in place can be like trying to build a skyscraper on a piece of swampland in the Florida Everglades. [Image credit: Fotolia]

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403(b) plans can no longer avoid federal government scrutiny

Department of Labor regulations that went into effect in January of 2009 demonstrated one clear message: 403(b) plans are no longer avoiding the scrutiny of the federal government. [Image credit: Fotolia]

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Job satisfaction and wellness programs: cause and effect

Wellness has become an important tool in the efforts to hold back the tide of ever-increasing benefit expenses, but there is mounting evidence that wellness can be much more than a cost-containment strategy. [Image credit: Fotolia]

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Stress affects work performance of nearly half of employees

Stress has been called the “health epidemic of the 21st century” by the World Health Organization and is estimated to cost American businesses up to $300 billion a year. For managers and benefits professionals to effectively address stress in the workplace, it is important to understand how stress affects employee productivity, and whether it affects men and women differently. [Image credit: Fotolia]

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6 dimensions of well-being in the workplace

With well-being making headlines everywhere, companies are waking up to the fact that supporting the emotional, physical and cognitive health of their employees makes sense — and impacts their bottom line. [Image credit: Fotolia]

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10 tips to help implement a successful wellness program

An increasing number of employers are offering worksite wellness programs, but can these programs be effective? The answer is “yes.” [Image credit: Fotolia]

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7 services to expect from your 401(k) investment adviser

As you consider the success of your annual review meeting, you may wish to evaluate the services you should be receiving from your investment adviser. [Image credit: Fotolia]

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