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Over and aboveRick Irwin and Loriann Putzier work to get the extraordinary out of the ordinary at...

As leaders of a pure service business, Rick Irwin and Loriann Putzier share what they’ve learned about what it takes to get an extraordinary effort in tough industry at IntegraCare.

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A. Stucki Co. and Bill Kiefer grow its family of companies under one goal

A. Stucki Co. strategically bought suppliers and other businesses to increase its offerings in the rail industry. President and CEO Bill Kiefer discusses the exciting, grueling acquisition binge.

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Universal Stainless and Dennis Oates invest for the future

Universal Stainless Alloy & Products is diversifying to produce more specialized products for a stronger future. But just as the company started to transition its new plant into an operating entity, a destocking cycle hit.

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A sustained effortJames Spencer finds the right business mix with EverPower Wind

James Spencer caught the entrepreneur bug in 2002, but starting a renewable energy business was harder than expected. Learn how EverPower Wind became the nation’s 20th largest wind power company.

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Insights

Health care reform audits: Summary plan descriptions vs. summary of benefits and coverage

With the goal of enforcing compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the federal government has started regular audits of group health plans. These audits extend into compliance of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Improving overall employee health starts with good dental hygiene

Good overall health and good dental health are generally considered separately and mutually exclusive. What people do not always realize is the two are related and one impacts the other.

A new wave of options gives employees choices in coverage with voluntary benefits

Although voluntary benefits are not a new concept, they have increased in popularity as the landscape of health care continues to change and evolve with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

How to increase workplace productivity with a broad focus on employee health

The goal of occupational medicine is largely straightforward — keep a company’s employees healthy, treat injuries effectively and reduce a company’s number of lost work days. But by using a total health management approach, you can go beyond that narrow focus of workplace health to concentrate more on overall prevention and wellness.

How to satisfy the fiduciary duties of your 401(k) plan

If your organization sponsors a 401(k) or qualified retirement plan, then, as a plan trustee, you are legally responsible for the decision-making surrounding the plan. These fiduciary duties are something many plan sponsors aren’t aware of. But even if trustees recognize them, they usually don’t understand what the responsibilities entail.