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A tale of two health plans, one far less costly

Steinhafels

Compare and contrast the performance of Steinhafels Furniture and the State of Wisconsin in managing health costs. The Steinhafel family and Lynda Malmberg, senior human resources manager at the retail furniture and mattress chain, have applied serious management disciplines to the company’s $2.3 million health plan for 308 covered employees at 19 locations. The company is ...

Will legislature take heed of conservation majorities?

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There hasn’t been much public talk in GOP ranks about the fates of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund and the Natural Resources Board since the release of Gov. Walker’s proposed budget that puts them out of business. But Republican legislators must have been getting an ear full about just how far out whack the budget is for ...

Help Ray Cross reposition UW System

Ray Cross, UW System President

Ray Cross’ stated willingness to resign as president of the University of Wisconsin if the GOP-controlled legislature and Gov. Walker don’t relent on the $300 million cut to his budget demonstrates just how much he needs to reposition the university in strategic terms. Instead of being a target of Republicans, the system should be viewed as ...

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When exploding health care costs threatened Serigraph's solvency, CEO John Torinus Jr. searched the country for solutions. Using his findings, Torinus applied innovative, cutting-edge strategies and cut his company's health care expenses well below the national average while improving his employees' care.