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How CEOs Can Control Health Care Costs in 2012

Group health care plan costs rose only 6.1% on average in 2011, which is down from 2010’s 6.9%. But, the future of health care costs will be uncertain until the Supreme Court rules on the legality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) sometime next June. Here’s how you can start to control your costs in preparation for the legislative changes that are bound to affect your bottom line.

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The Payback Potential of Power

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Most CEOs know the exact cost of their IT or healthcare spending, yet most don’t know the costs associated with their energy use. For many companies, particularly manufacturing firms, this energy expenditure is larger than healthcare or IT costs and growing faster. Perhaps most importantly, it’s a cost businesses can often reduce by 30 percent or more through active energy ...

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You’re Married, Now What?

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Key Takeaways Set a tone of respect for the target, its legacy and people. Identify, understand and overcome iss ues related to personal chemistry and cultural incompatibility. Establish joint integration teams across business units, divisions and functions in advance of joining the business. Now that M&A activity is on the rise, the time seems right to re-examine an unnerving fact ...

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Reap Rewards of Lower Energy Costs

When it comes to energy efficiency, advances occur at a rapid clip. New tools, technologies and tracking mechanisms make it increasingly easy to collect data and make cost-saving moves. Here's how to track power use and enlist allies to boost workplace energy efficiency.

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