BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA Could stress be the new obesity?
Jan Bruce, CEO and co-founder of meQuilibrium, told attendees at the Healthy North Dakota Worksite Wellness Summit that stress is the new obesity. One out of every four employees is dealing with high ... Posted on 10/18/13 at 11:57 AM
SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY 4 Budgeting Tips for Tipped Employees
Before and during college I worked in the service industry. I didnt worry much about budgeting since I didnt have kids or a car payment (I took the bus everywhere), and not much to worry about as long... Posted on 2/7/13 at 10:35 AM
THE NEW FORTY WCCO Belting - two thumbs up!!!
Today I want to give a shout out to WCCO Belting in Wahpeton. I had never heard of WCCO Belting before today, but it only took one story in The Forum to put them on the top of my favorites list. The r... Posted on 12/3/12 at 9:40 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER State-private pay bill becomes a study
A proposal to require public employees to be paid equivalent to private workers was reduced to a study Wednesday.
Rep. Keith Downey, R-Edina, originally wanted state law to change public pay packages... Posted on 2/16/12 at 9:14 AM
GOOD PEOPLE, GOOD BUSINESS I Feel Your Pain
I feel your pain was a line often attributed to Bill Clinton during better economic times than we are now experiencing. Today, despite lower U.S. Initial Jobless Claims (Dept. of Labor), banks with so... Posted on 8/9/11 at 10:05 AM
Ready or not, Minnesota health-care providers will face a slew of newly insured patients within the next year and a half, state Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson said on Friday. The question of whether the state will be ready dominated a panel discussion Jesson led on the Duluth campus of the University of Minnesota Medical School.
While 99 percent of U.S. companies with 200 or more employees offered health insurance in 2011, just 57 percent of those with fewer than 50 workers offered benefits, according to research from the Kaiser Family Foundation. But in certain industries, health insurance is already essential to attract good employees. That forces entrepreneurs to figure out ways to afford coverage.
With Americans increasingly likely to live well into their 80s, critics question whether paying lifetime pensions to retirees from age 55 or 60 is financially sustainable. Guaranteed pensions for relatively youthful government retirees — paid in similar fashion to millions nationwide — are contributing to nationwide friction with the public sector workers, most who no longer have access to such programs.
Don Thompson and Julie Carr
, December 10, 2011
Annual premiums for family coverage climbed 9 percent and surpassed $15,000 for the first time, according to a report released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust. Premiums for single coverage rose 8 percent compared to 2010.
A new federal law allowing guns in national parks will have a limited impact in Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. The new law takes effect Monday. It allows people who can legally possess firearms under federal, state and local laws to possess them in Voyageurs National Park, but there’s a catch. It makes possession of firearms in national parks subject to the firearms laws of the states where the parks are located.
It was intended to be a short-term stream of cash added to paychecks, but now that tax season is here, the Making Work Pay tax credit has left some people with two jobs surprised at their smaller-than-expected refunds.
With just days remaining to prove that they can meet a self-imposed Christmas deadline and pass President Barack Obama's signature initiative through the Senate, Democrats seeking a rendezvous with history instead detoured to an intraparty brawl.
All benefited UND and related foundation employees and a guest are invited to the Emerald and Ice Gala from 7 p.m. to midnight Feb. 6 in the Alerus Center Ballroom. The event will feature a mock casino and silent auction, with proceeds used to fund scholarships given by the Staff Senate.
Forum Communications/Associated Press
, December 13, 2009
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