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Keeping Your Health Data Secure

You receive a statement from your insurance company after having a procedure and notice something odd – it states you have a large outstanding balance. You always pay your bills on time and never leave a balance. How could this have happened? With health data accessible online, it allows your care to be more thorough…
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Wellness News: Protecting Your Skin Against the Risk of Cancer

The skin is the largest organ of the body. It keeps the good stuff in and the bad stuff out—acting like a soldier's armor against the things that can harm us daily. Many of us don't think to protect it, especially against one of its biggest enemies: the sun. Skin cancer is the most common…
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The Gift of Life

Blood donations help millions of people across the country. Here are a few facts you may not know: One pint of blood can save up to three lives Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day A total of 30 million blood components are transfused…
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Wellness News: Break the Stress Cycle

“I’m so stressed out!” If that phrase sounds all too familiar, you’re like many other adults: stressed on a regular basis. While you may not be able to completely remove stress from your life, how you deal with stress and how you react to stressful situations can make all the difference. But the first step…
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House Passes AHCA Bill in First Step to Repeal and Replace the ACA

On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution 1628, a reconciliation bill aimed at "repealing and replacing" the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The bill, titled the "American Health Care Act of 2017" or "AHCA," will now be sent to the Senate for debate, where amendments can be made,…
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Dan Catanese’s 2017 HR Trends

The HR landscape is constantly changing. HR professionals are always pressed with new challenges. Last year I posted a series of blogs identifying the top HR trends for 2016 and due to popular demand I am kicking off a new series on some key HR issues that will arise in 2017. While HR responsibilities evolve…
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Handling of Retaliation Complaints under Section 1558 of the Affordable Care Act

January 24, 2017 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a final rule on the procedures for the handling of whistleblower complaints under Section 1558 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The regulations protect employees (which includes former employees and applicants for employment) who may have been subject to retaliation for seeking…
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