Slideshow The top ‘best ofs’ for employers to consider in the New Year

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  • December 17 2014, 1:32pm EST
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As the Affordable Care Act continues to evolve and retirement begins to take more center stage on the minds of benefits professionals, this list of lists provides some of the more thought-provoking concepts that can help you start your new year off on the right foot.


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#10: 10 drugs to watch

Overall spending on traditional pharmaceuticals will decline 4% by the end of next year. Here are some of the top 10 brand-name drugs with recent or soon-to-be generic equivalents to keep an eye on.
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#9: 10 LinkedIn red flags hiring managers should look for

From bloated resumes to inappropriate language, hiring managers can spot the early warning signs of trouble ahead just by scanning a potential employee’s LinkedIn page, in this list compiled by the Young Entrepreneur Council.
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#8: 5 unique ways to spend FSA dollars

With recent changes to the use-it-or-lose-it rule for flexible spending accounts – employers can now offer a carryover of up to $500 in funds or allow a two-and-a-half month grace period at the end of the year – FSAs may become a more appealing savings option for employees.
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#7: Savviest 17 company perks

From free airline flights to a $2,000 allowance to work one week a year from anywhere in the world, these companies offer their employees some of the coolest perks around.
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#6: Most unusual things employees were caught doing when they should have been working

One employee was blowing bubbles in sub-zero weather to see if the bubbles would freeze and break.While productivity can be a problem, CareerBuilder says these are some of the strangest reasons for unproductive behavior on the job.
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#5: Top 10 cities to retire in

As employees are building their 401(k)s and planning on their golden years, WalletHub.com says these are some of the top 10 cities to consider retiring in, based on a variety of metrics including affordability, activities and quality of life.
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#4: Top 10 least stressful jobs

If your goal is to keep your sanity, and your hair, this list from CareerCast of the least stressful jobs might keep you from pulling out your mane.
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#3: Top 10 most stressful jobs

If you think you’re having a rough day, the unpredictability and high-stakes situations of some of these professions might brighten your day just a bit.
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#2: 10 Best jobs for shy people

From animal care workers to medical record technicians, introverted employees can excel at some of these jobs, which CareerCast says can help shy people succeed.
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#1: 10 worst places to retire

If employees are still bundling up their nest eggs, perhaps keep some of these avoidable retirement destinations in mind while they’re planning, according to this WalletHub.com research.
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