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Smart Women: Driving internal change through innovation

The Smart Women breakfast and awards will be Sept. 1. Check out the dynamic panelists who will discuss intrapreneurship, as well as the 19 award winners being honored for their achievements.

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NEP Group expands across the globe, building a worldwide network

Over three years, NEP Group Inc. has more than doubled in size, with greater than 50 percent of its business now outside the U.S. It hasn’t always been easy, but NEP stuck to an aggressive growth path to become a global business.

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The 2016 Business Longevity Awards

Reaching a milestone event, such as celebrating 50 years in operation, signifies you’ve accomplished something few others have. Hitting 75, 100 or even 150 years? That’s even more impressive. That’s why Smart Business has launched the inaugural Business Longevity Awards

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How Jim Ruhlin has The Ruhlin Co. poised for another 100 years of construction...

Jim Ruhlin Sr. didn’t grow up with a plan to one day become the president and CEO at The Ruhlin Co., a business started by his grandfather, John G. Ruhlin, back in 1915.

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How cost containment can be part of your targeted health care strategy

Health plans often take a reactive approach to members’ health by intervening only after services are rendered, but with detailed data sets, it’s possible to manage risk before it occurs. HealthLink's Brian Fallon shares how to determine the most effective cost containment programs for your health plan.

How to forge successful partnerships directly with health care providers

By partnering with providers and facilities, employers may get more competitive rates and cost-effective health outcomes. Health care expenditures, patient experience and medical outcomes also can improve. HealthLink's Brian Fallon shares how to increase collaboration between health plan stakeholders.

Self-settled trusts: How to make sure your trust works for you

Self-settled trusts, their advantages and disadvantages, and the importance of working with an experienced attorney when establishing such a trust.

Why companies that don’t have an audit system, should

For many smaller companies, a lack of an audit system reflects a perceived lack of time or resources. But this is a misconception. J.W. Wilson, of Clarus Partners, talks audit systems, their purpose, types and basic implementation.

The importance of cost transparency in medical care

Consumers want cost transparency in medical care, but there’s still a disconnect that keeps some from putting it into practice, says Veronica Hawkins of Medical Mutual. Here's why cost transparency is so important, how cost comparison tools generally work and how much difference they can make.