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What Surgery Actually Costs in the U.S.

Each year in the United States, hospitals perform close to 15 million operations. Read more for some of the more costly procedures (average prices in the U.S.).

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Retaining Employees Subject to Seasonal Layoffs

How do you keep your skilled seasonal workers on a long-term basis, even though seasonal layoffs may be inevitable? Simple ways to retain these employees may be to keep them engaged in company activities or remind them that you want them back at the end of the season.

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Sleep as Crucial as Nutrition and Exercise

In the world of workplace wellness, there’s one topic in particular that isn’t being talked about nearly enough: sleep.

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Roller Coaster Therapy

Finally, a medical procedure people will stand in line for!

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DOL Proposes Form 5500 Changes

Currently, employer-sponsored group health plans that have less than 100 participants that are fully-insured, self-insured or a combination of both, are not required to file a Form 5500. In July 2016, the DOL and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) proposed to implement significant changes which would increase the annual reporting obligations for nearly all health and welfare plans. The proposed changes would eliminate the small plan exception and would require all employer-sponsored group health plans subject to ERISA to file a Form 5500, regardless of the plan’s size.

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Developing a healthy work-life balance

When you are at work, are you truly “at work”? When you are home, are you truly “at home”? Many people are putting in extra hours by working late in the office or at home, or using their smartphones to be on call or answer email when they are not physically at work.

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