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Executive Summaries for 2008

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1st Quarter 2008

More Preventive Care, and Fewer Emergency Room Visits and Prescription Drugs—Health Care Utilization in a Consumer-Driven Health Plan
by Amy R. Wilson, Eric P. Bargman, Derek Pederson, Annikka Wilson, Nancy A. Garrett, David W. Plocher and Philip L. Ailiff Jr., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

2nd Quarter 2008

The New Frontier of Wellness
by Ann D. Clark, ACI Specialty Benefits
Consumerism and Wellness: Rising Tide, Falling Cost
by Alexander (Sander) Domaszewicz, Mercer
Taking Stock of Wellness
by Kathryn Fitch and Bruce Pyenson, Milliman

3rd Quarter 2008

The Supreme Court Gives a "Green Light" to Individual 401(k) Lawsuits
by Lars C. Golumbic and Will Wilder, Groom Law Group
FMLA Expanded for Leaves Related to Family Members Serving in the Military
by Richard Gisonny and Stephen Douglas, Towers Perrin 
Nationwide Savings Plan Automatic Enrollment Getting Associates PREPared for Retirement
by Mark D. Swanson, CEBS, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and D. Bryan Farnen, Aon Consulting 
Work Options for Older Americans: Employee Benefits for the Era of Living Longer
by John C. Turner, Social Security and Pension Policy consultant
Alternatives to Cash in Ensuring the Solvency of Defined Benefit Pension Funds
by Peggy Hedges, Ryan Lee and Norma Nielson, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary 
Lessons From Pension Reform in the Americas
by Stephen Kay, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Tapen Sinha, International Center for Pension Research

4th Quarter 2008

Ouch! My Employees' Drug Therapy Costs How Much?
by Michael S. Jacobs, Buck Consultants 
The Fine Print on HSAs
by Dan Coyle, CEBS, Deloitte Consulting LLP
New Strategies for DB Plan Management
by Rob Vandersanden, Hewitt Associates 

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