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Bill Polacek sparks change by creating opportunity at JWF Industries

If you want to predict the future, the best way to do that is to create it. In order to overcome challenges at JWF Industries, Bill Polacek gets creative and makes his employees part of the solution.

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Pittsburgh’s philanthropic sector drives community change as nonprofits evolve

An in-depth look at how Pittsburgh foundations and nonprofits interact with each other and the community at large.

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Comtech Industries and Dean Grose test the status quo

Comtech Industries is known for its innovative products that find new solutions for marketplace challenges. Discover how the company encourages this with the right people and processes.

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A new playbookOberg Industries switches gears with a workforce dedicated to new markets

Oberg Industries has jumped into new markets, but Dave Bonvenuto says the biggest differentiator was a talented workforce dedicated to the change — thanks to its apprenticeship program.

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Insights

How to improve company performance by integrating health and safety

In order to develop a true ‘culture of health,’ your company must integrate employee safety and employee health” says Dr. Michael Parkinson of UPMC Health Plan and UPMC WorkPartners. Here's how.

How to set up your cafeteria plan for pretax employee benefits

Many employers permit employees to pay for their premium share of contributions on a pretax basis through cafeteria plans. Frances Horn of JRG Advisors discusses the rules that govern these plans.

Cost containment strategies that can control your health care costs

Despite the distractions the Affordable Care Act has caused, employers of all sizes haven’t lost sight of the fact that rising health care costs remain a significant issue that needs to be constantly addressed. Craig Pritts, senior sales executive at JRG Advisors, discusses a variety of available solutions.

How to size up the metallics — bronze, silver, gold and platinum health plans

“The terms bronze, silver, gold and platinum are part of a new era of health insurance comparison shopping,” says Adam Pittler, director of Product Development of UPMC Health Plan. Here's what you need to know.

What you need to know about health care transparency tools

Price and quality transparency is more than just a trend in health care; it’s an expectation. With the cost of the same medical procedure varying sometimes by more than 100 percent even within the same region, the need for transparency by health care consumers could hardly be greater.