The BenefitsLink Newsletter -
Welfare Plans Edition
November 7, 2000
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Self-Funding of Medical Costs -- What Are The Pitfalls? Who Is A Good Candidate?
Lincoln [Neb.] Businesses Pay Attention to Employee Wellness
Excerpt: "Initially ... State Farm executives were skeptical about expanded wellness programs. They believed it wasn't the company's responsibility. Ultimately, however, they recognized that happy employees produce more, and reduced turnover pays dividends." (JournalStar.com)
Open Season for Federal Employee Health Benefits Program
Excerpt: "With the presidential campaign drawing mercifully to a close today, federal workers and others can turn their attention to a different sort of election, one in which their choices are more likely to have a direct impact on their lives." (Washington Post)
We're Going Self-Funded; But How To Be Sure Claims Processor Is Paying Proper Amounts Each Month?
For Regulators, The Party's Almost Over
Excerpt: "With today's election, there are less than three months left for federal regulators in the Clinton administration to complete their work and issue rules that they want to see on the books before a new president takes over and starts resetting priorities and appointing new personnel. Like Cinderella hurrying away from the ball, lest her coach turn into a pumpkin and she be found in rags, regulators are racing against time." (Washington Post)
More Americans Dissatisfied With Health Care and Lack Confidence About the Future of the System
Excerpt: "The findings are from EBRI's 2000 Health Confidence Survey (HCS), which examines Americans' attitudes toward aspects of the health care today and their confidence in managed care, Medicare, and the system's future." (Employee Benefit Research Institute)
How Do the Presidential Candidates Compare on Healthcare Issues?
(American Benefits Council)
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