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Many employees struggle with basic health benefit terms, a Watson Wyatt Survey finds. The top challenge for 43 percent of workers is understanding what their health care plan covers. Less than half are comfortable explaining common benefit terms, such as copayment and deductible, to friend or coworker.... Old matches new when it comes to oral diabetes drugs. A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine indicates that older, cheaper drugs are as safe and effective as newer ones. The report, "Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Oral Diabetes Medications for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes," is from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Effective Health Care program.

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