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Aflac Workplaces Report Shows Employers Focusing on Controlling Costs

RxAflac released its annual Aflac Workplaces Report and from the looks of it, it isn’t pretty. The study looked at responses from 5,209 employees and 1,856 business decision makers.

Almost one-third of businesses eliminated or delayed raises and 22 percent of businesses have eliminated or cut back on raises. Slightly more than 20 percent of businesses changed full-time workers to part-time status. And more than half of companies boosted employees’ copayments and/or employees share of premiums last year.  Read more

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Clueless About Health Care Changes? New Survey Shows You’re Not Alone

If you’re in the dark about new changes to health care, you’re not alone.

Per a piece on Fortune, when Aflac conducted its annual open enrollment survey this year, 70 percent (yes, you read that right — 70!) hadn’t heard anything about how their health benefits will be impacted. Plus, merely nine percent of employers reported they were ready to make changes per the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Here’s an explanation, as per the piece: An Aflac vice president indicated details keep evolving and new information comes “out of Washington and the state exchanges all the time.” Therefore, employers pause because changes keep taking place. Read more