by Terry Cahill

C-suite executives already wince every time they hear the words “health care.” Now, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 is adding to CEO fears of escalating mental health expenditures as the cost of benefits rise in tandem with coverage mandates.But, there is a way to alleviate that fear and manage costs […]

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by Bernie Dyme

I want to depart from my usual blogging focus and speak to something a little closer to home. Although I am sure that what I am about to describe is not uncommon in many states due to the financial emergency, Illinois’ financial crisis has reached a critical stage. In Illinois, there is a threat of […]

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by Carol Southard

We know for a fact that the cost of indirect medical expenditures from smoking exceeds $92 billion a year in this country. We also have data indicating that smokers cost businesses productivity because smokers are simply not as efficient in any workforce as non-smokers. So when new technologies like the sexy “e-cig,” a sleek electronic […]

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by Bernie Dyme

In March, I wrote a blog titled “There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch or EAP.”  Well, this is my follow up.  And why do I feel the need for a follow up?  It’s simple. Because there are so many indirect costs associated with “free” employee assistance programs (EAPs) – and they can be […]

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