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Archive | April, 2008

The high cost of caregiving

In 2006, the MetLife Mature Market Institute and the National Alliance for Caregiving coauthored a study entitled The MetLife Caregiving Cost Study: Productivity Losses to U.S. Business (PDF), which estimates that the average cost to an employer per ’employee caregiver’ is $2,110 per year. The total estimated cost to employers for all full-time, employed caregivers…

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Long-term weight loss study: the right tools can help maintain weight loss

Almost every U.S. business is looking for ways to reduce the cost of health insurance. Clearly, obesity is a significant driver of health care cost as it often leads to diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and worse. As a result, here at ESI, we’ve added lifestyle benefits like nutrition counseling, exercise programs, and on-line personal trainers…

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Cancer in the workplace: resources for managers and colleagues

If you’ve ever managed a worker who has been diagnosed with cancer, you know the challenges that it can pose, both in terms of your own interactions with the person, and also in terms of supporting and managing concerned colleagues. It can be a difficult and delicate balance, offering support and flexibility for the employee…

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