During open enrollment, many workers stick with whatever medical plan they had the year before, but health care reform may change that. About two-thirds of consumers recently polled by insurance giant UnitedHealthcare said they will look more closely at their choices during enrollment season, thanks to the debate over the new law.  

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What to expect this open-enrollment season 
During open enrollment, many workers stick with whatever medical plan they had the year before, but health care reform may change that. About two-thirds of consumers recently polled by insurance giant UnitedHealthcare said they will look more closely at their choices during enrollment season, thanks to the debate over the new law. 

Worker obesity costs more than healthcare 
A recent study assessed the cost of worker obesity as including not only employee medical expenditures, but also lost productivity on the job due to health problems. , 

Companies struggling to attract skilled workers 
Nearly two-thirds (65%) of companies are facing problems attracting employees with the critical skills needed to help them recover from the economic crisis, according to an international survey by Towers Watson. 

U.S. payroll slump that's probably deeper than estimated hinders recovery 
The worst U.S. employment slump since the end of World War II was probably even deeper than currently estimated, giving the economy a larger hurdle to overcome.