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Workers in Dangerous Jobs More Likely to Die from Opioid Overdose

Posted by: Nils | Aug 17, 2018

Workers in dangerous jobs seem to have a higher propensity to get hooked on opioids, as well as overdosing, a new study has found. The study by the Massachusetts Departm...

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Even Small, Mid-sized Firms Need a Crisis Management Plan

Posted by: Nils | Aug 15, 2018

With risks to companies and employees growing, sometimes the unthinkable happens and a business has a real crisis on its hands. While large companies are usually well-pr...

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Reduce Chance of Lawsuits with Strong Employee Handbook

Posted by: Nils | Aug 10, 2018

The legal threat is constantly growing for businesses, not only from outside the organization by business partners or customers, but also from within – by employees. C...

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Use Technology to Prevent Losses and Manage Your Risk

Posted by: Nils | Aug 08, 2018

Businesses are discovering that smartphones and tablet computers, besides being distractions for their employees, can also help them better manage their risks. An increa...

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Telemedicine Improves Outcomes, Saves Money

Posted by: Nils | Aug 07, 2018

Recent studies have shown that telemedicine can yield significant savings for group health plans and covered employees – but only if the employees actually use it. Whi...

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IRS Announces 2019 HSA Contribution Limits, Changes for HDHPs

Posted by: Nils | Aug 07, 2018

The IRS has increased health savings account contribution limits for 2019, along with changes to the out-of-pocket expenses for HSA-qualifying high-deductible health plans ...

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Employers Rethink HDHPs as More People Struggle with Medical Bills

Posted by: Nils | Aug 07, 2018

As the number of employers offering high-deductible health plans continues growing, the spotlight recently has highlighted an inconvenient truth: some employees are going b...

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DOL Issues Final Rules for Association Health Plans

Posted by: Nils | Aug 07, 2018

The Department of Labor in June issued its final rules for expanding employers’ access to association plans, a move that could result in some increases in premiums for ot...

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Don’t Forget Drills to Prepare Employees for Emergency Response

Posted by: Nils | Aug 03, 2018

Remember in school when we had the occasional fire drill, or some other disaster drill? The bell rang unexpectedly and everybody knew to form a line and calmly walk outside...

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Conducting Legal Background Checks

Posted by: Nils | Aug 01, 2018

With the number of harassment, discrimination and other employee lawsuits growing, besides examining their internal policies, employers need to be careful about who they hi...

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