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Drug Use at Work: Should it be Encouraged?

For many business leaders, the term 'artificial intelligence' will inspire thoughts of robots assembling parts or super computers mining data. But what of the notion of artificially enhancing human workers' own minds and bodies, including the CEO's?

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Small, Mid-Market Firms Are Most Harmed by Healthcare Policies

It’s easy to make the case that the president’s sweeping overhaul of one-sixth of the U.S. economy has disadvantaged small and mid-market firms (SMBs) more than large companies, which can more easily absorb higher health insurance costs.

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Employee ‘Well-Being’ Programs Climb Higher on CEOs’ Priority Lists

More CEOs and other senior executives are embracing the idea that employee “well-being” programs that go beyond health benefits and an exercise room—meant to address mental and emotional health as well as physical—are paying benefits in workplace productivity and staff engagement.

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Companies Are Already Moving to Thwart Effects of the Upcoming ‘Cadillac Tax’

The fate of the “Cadillac tax” in the contract talks between the Detroit Three automakers and the United Auto Workers union that are supposed to be wrapping up this month will cast the highest profile yet on the Obamacare provision that slaps a 40% excise tax on employers that offer the highest-cost health plans.

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Women Executives Are Monitoring and Analyzing Mayer’s Maternity-Leave Decision

Marissa Mayer has been shaking things up since she became CEO of Yahoo in 2012. Sometimes she causes waves with how she’s trying to lead the once-pioneering tech brand back to its old relevance. And sometimes—as now—Mayer is the subject of controversy over how she handles the very public intersection between her private life and as a mother and her position as a leading icon of female CEOs.

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SCOTUS Decision Ends Uncertainty, But Employers Still Face Hurdles

Affordable Care Act

On June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-awaited decision in King v. Burwell, a case that debates whether people who buy health care through the federally run health care exchange are entitled to tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What should companies do next?

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Healthcare Costs Remain an Unsettling Arena for Mid-Market Business Owners

Public-opinion polls indicate that Obamacare seems to be slowly gaining in favor among American healthcare consumers and even taxpayers as the kinks are ironed out and as the number of previously uninsured people covered by the new law continues to rise, fulfilling one of the main purposes of the Affordable Care Act.

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