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Addicted Doctors Need Special Service

...eless must be addressed by both the profession and employers as an important cause of impaired performance through ill health. Contact: Professor John Strang, Professor of the addictions, National Addiction Centre, The Maudsley/Institute of Psychiatry, London t: 0171 919 3438 f: 0171 919 3426...

States Must Be Held Accountable For New Health Plans For Children

... in the last decade by changes in the benefitsthat employers provide for their workers. The percentage of children who arecovered by employer-based insurance has declined in the past decade; thisdecline has been partially offset by an increase in the number of childrenenrolled in Medicaid, which now reaches a...

Future Workers Will Receive MSAs

ITHACA, N.Y. -- In less than 10 years, many employers will no longer offerregular health insurance but, ... (MSAs), they claim, not only would saveemployees, employers and society billions of dollars each year but also wouldprovide employees with more freedom and cont...

Depression-treating drugs lead record-setting pharmacy benefit cost rise -- Total increase lower when pharmacy benefit actively managed

...ns, insurance carriers,third-party administrators, employers and union-sponsored benefit plans. The company provides fully-integrated PBM services, including network claimsprocessing, mail-order pharmacy services, benefit design consultation, drugutilization review, formulary management, disease management, ...

One in seven adolescents still doesn't have health insurance

... of jobs to theservice sector of the economy where employers are less likely to offer healthinsurance as a benefit. When parents were asked why their adolescent children were not covered byhealth insurance, most cited the high cost of coverage, or a job layoff or jobloss. "Despite the clear importance of h...

Americans expect to live a year longer than statistics suggest

...e said. "But increasingly employers have shifted awayfrom that toward individually managed retirement savings accounts. If people are going to manage their own retirements, one of the questions is whether they h...

Depression costs UK economy 2 billion a year, conference will be told

...tive, responsible life. Recent polls ** show that employers still regard a history of depression as less desir...shame,he said Families and friends, colleagues and employers are still oftenill-informed about depression and how to help and often make matters worse. Depressio...

U-M health leaders offer an innovative framework for keeping academic medicine viable

...ey faced a modest operating deficit, pressure from employers and payers to reduce the average cost for treating...eeding expectations and is being adapted for other employers and patient populations. Innovation in education and research Initiation of a Biological Science...

Chronic disease: the overlooked & understudied epidemic

...test issue of the British Medical Journal , large employers and government payers of medical services looked to health maintenance organizations during the 1980's to control escalating health care costs. But by the 1990s, the "quick fixes" had run their course, and management of chronic conditions became the...

Employers are primary source of health plan information

...s a purchasing coalition of 26 large, self-insured employers in Minneapolis. Since 1997, BHCAG has offered hea...y results tell us that BHCAG workers rely on their employers for information about health plans," said lead author Roger Feldman, PhD, of the University of Minne...

Workers' comp: perfect fit for chiropractic

...nfusion out there especially with the medium-sized employers where the human resource manager also wears the ha...ractic treatment and the resulting cost savings to employers and insurers are helping to reverse traditional thinking....

California labor market is strong, but workers in poor health don't benefit, UCSF study reports

...ite skills and experience. In part, it's up to the employers to provide incentives," Yelin said. Additional findings: Among Californians age 18-64, 70 percent are working. Almost ten percent of those employed work 55 hours a week or more, and twelve percent of Californians report holding more than one job....

Study suggests greater pressure on family care as baby boom ages

...by Boom generation begins to retire, may also spur employers and policy makers to provide more support for informal caregiving through such measures as flex time and employer-sponsored long-term care benefits, noted the researchers. "A better understanding of how demographic trends are changing the caregiving ...

CDC funds will enable UNC-CH to help minimize domestic violence in flood areas

...lk to women one on one at the factories and to the employers too. This helps keep the women safer at home and at work and be more productive on the job. The sense you get is that they will be there for you when you need them." The UNC-CH Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention is an interdisciplina...

Work-site wellness programs

...These week-long and month-long programs reflect an employers commitment to work-place wellness programs, albeit...th promotion programs in the 1970s. By the 1980s, employers were spending $5 per employee on work-place wellness programs and today they're shelling out $60 per...

Majority of patients in point-of-service health plans never use self-referral option for specialty care

...s. According to the study, a family POS plan costs employers and workers an additional $635 per year compared to a traditional HMO. For the study, the researchers analyzed data from three POS health plans which were located in the Midwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic regions. The analysis looked at nearly 500,...

Public schools may face shortage of speech-language pathologists

...tly because speech-language pathologists and their employers do not yet understand their proper roles, she said....

Provincial spending on drugs increases, says University of Toronto study

...on drugs will not insulate the health care system, employers or individuals from the burden of this expense, says Dewa. "This trend highlights the importance of drug benefit coverage, especially for individuals who have low incomes and households that do not qualify for public benefits and do not have access t...

Low-wage workers won't spring for health benefits

...rather take home a bigger paycheck than have their employers provide them with health insurance, according to a...in premiums would result in a minimal increase in employers of low-wage workers buying insurance because the workers themselves would not want to pay their shar...

College freshmen more politically liberal than in the past, UCLA survey reveals

...80. While 75 percent of todays freshmen agree that employers should be allowed to require drug testing of employees or job applicants, support for testing is down slightly from last year (76.5 percent) and is lower than any year since the question entered the survey in 1988. Over the last two decades, there a...

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