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No Impact on Employer Sponsored Insurance Coverage Rates Due to ACA

Data from the Health Reform Monitoring Survey for June 2013 through September 2014 was used to examine, from the perspective of workers, early changes in offer, take-up, and coverage rates for employer-sponsored insurance under the ACA.  Results show that there is no evidence that any of these rates have declined under the ACA. They have, in fact, remained constant: around 82 percent (offer rate), 86 percent (take-up rate), and 71 percent (coverage rate), respectively, for all workers... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, December 22, 2014

Only 7% of Employers Use Objective Quality Information to Select Health Plans

A recent Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research (AP-NORC) survey of employers found that 60% of employers think health plan quality ratings are important but employers employers lack familiarity with health quality information—particularly, objective data on the quality of health insurance plans. Just 7 percent of employers that offer health insurance use objective quality information from sources tested in the survey; 89 percent do not use or are unfamiliar with any of the... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, December 22, 2014

Wellness Programs Adopt Outside-the-box Solutions

According to Employee Benefit Adviser, employers are enhancing and refining their wellness strategies and programs "as they go". The latest trends include: Using outcomes-based incentives with biometric thresholds Bringing professionals, like dieticians, to the workplace vs. relying solely on digital or telephonic communications Using social media to drive engagement Integrating wellness with other benefit vendors, using one vendor for both There is more emphasis on... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Menu and Vending Machine Calorie Labeling Regulations Announced

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finalized two rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments and vending machines.  This is a significant act and will go a long way in helping your employees and their families make wiser choices when they eat out or use your company vending machine. We know that transparency changes behavior!   Menu labeling final rule: Applies to restaurants and... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, November 26, 2014

CMS Announces ACA Transitional Reinsurance Fee for 2016

On November 21, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed regulations in the form of the 2016 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters . The proposed regulations address a number of issues, including the transitional reinsurance program (TRP) fee. Under Section 1341 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), during the first three years that state health insurance exchanges are operational... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, November 26, 2014

In-Patient Hospitalization Requirements Finalized for Minimum Value Plans

On November 21, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed regulations in the form of the  2016 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters . The proposed regulations address a number of issues, including in-patient hospitalization requirements for minimum value plans. The proposed regulations formalize guidance provided in IRS Notice 2014-69 (released on November 4) addressing the glitch in the HHS minimum... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, November 26, 2014

IRS Closes Loophole on Minimal Value Plans

The Internal Revenue Service, in a surprise move, said it will not qualify employer-sponsored health plans that fail to cover inpatient hospitalization as meeting the minimum value health plan standard under the Affordable Care Act.  In a notice issued under the public radar on Election Day, the IRS says it, the Treasury Department and the Department of Health and Human Services believe that plans that fail to provide substantial coverage for inpatient hospitalization services or for... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Friday, November 14, 2014

Engaging Employees Year Round Ranks as #1 Communication Challenge for Employers

Most employers (56%) say improving employees’ understanding and perceived value of benefits is their main focus, yet companies still lack personalized benefits communication at a time when it’s commonly expected by employees.   These are among the findings of a new survey of more than 330 employers conducted by the non-profit National Business Coalition on Health and Benz Communications. A collaborative effort, the 2014 Inside Benefits Communication Survey gathered key data from... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Friday, November 14, 2014

Survey Shows Two in Five US Workers Missed Work Due to Depression

Nearly a quarter (23 percent) of U.S. respondents indicated they have been diagnosed with depression in their lifetime and two in five (nearly 40 percent) of those patients reported taking time off of work – an average of 10 days a year – as a result of their diagnosis.  These findings are just a few of the key outcomes stemming from The Impact of Depression at Work Audit (IDeA), evaluating the societal and economic burden of depression in the workplace.  See complete news release... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Friday, November 14, 2014

EEOC Continues Legal Action Against Employer Wellness Programs

From the National Business Coalition on Health The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a new lawsuit against an employee wellness program on October 27, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).  The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, seeks a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction to prevent Honeywell International Inc.... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Friday, October 31, 2014

67% of Memphis-Area Hospitals Receive an "A" on National Hospital Safety Score

Memphis, Tennessee October 29, 2014 – Updated Hospital Safety Scores– the “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grades assigned to more than 2,500 U.S. adult general hospitals (pediatric and specialty hospitals do not receive a score)– were released today by patient safety advocate The Leapfrog Group , an independent nonprofit organization representing employer purchasers of health care. The Scores are based on preventable infections, injuries and errors, and grades were assigned to nine adult, general... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, October 29, 2014

How One Employer Saved $3.5million in Health Benefit Costs

The results of a dependent audit saved Baptist Health, an 18-facility health care system based in KY, $3.5 million according to an article in HealthLeadersMedia.com. Check out how they conducted their audit and see if you have incorporated the same best practices! Define "dependent" and then stick to it Give fair warning (and get some voluntary terminations!) Consider "amnesty" for past offenses Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Beginning to See the Change We Want

An insightful article by Mark Hepler, CFO of Munson Healthcare, an 8-hospital system based in Traverse City, MI, on HealthLeadersMedia.com, reveals that health care providers, well, at least his, are beginning to make the changes that we want to see and that have, to a large extent, been spurred by the Affordable Health Care Act (see recent blog post on whether the ACA is working). What changes are happening in how health care is delivered? Investing in becoming clinically... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Is the Affordable Health Care Act Working?

From Brian Klepper, CEO of National Business Coalition on Health: The New York Times has published a major, multi-article piece , on different aspects of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) performance.  Here's the overview: "After a year fully in place, the Affordable Care Act has largely succeeded in delivering on President Obama’s main promises, an analysis by a team of reporters and data researchers shows. But it has also fallen short in some ways and given rise to a powerful... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Specialty Drugs to Account for 50% of Pharmacy Spend by 2018

Wonder why specialty drugs are likely to account for 50% of pharmacy spend by 2018? Here are three reasons: Supply and demand. Only 3.6% of the commercial population use specialty drugs so the market for these drugs is very small. On the other hand, the development costs are very high, resulting in high costs per patient. No generics . Specialty drugs are often too complex to be produced under generic requirements. LImitations on price increases once on the market. Manufacturers... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, October 27, 2014

Don't Forget To Prevent Seasonal Flu in Your Workplace

With all of the focus on the risks of being exposed to Ebola, it may become easy to forget that the seasonal flu causes 111 million loss workdays and approximately $7 billion in sick days and lost productivity annually for US employers. Get a refresher on what you can do in the workplace to help minimize the flu's impact on your business by reading the CDC's "Make It Your Business to Fight the Flu"  employer toolkit. The toolkit includes: Tips and resources for providing flu... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, October 20, 2014

Ebola Recommendations for Workplaces

CDC has developed Ebola recommendations for: healthcare workers  laboratory workers  airline workers humanitarian workers funeral/mortuary workers  Other workers that are at potential risk for ebola exposure include first responders, such as police, fire and emergency medical professionals, as well as transportation workers. Recommendations have also been developed for colleges and universities about study abroad programs. Click... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, October 20, 2014

EEOC Files Second Lawsuit Challenging An Employer Wellness Program

MBGH and National Business Coalition on Health thank the American Benefits Council for the information provided in this post.    On October 1, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit challenging a wellness plan sponsored by Flambeau, Inc. (a Wisconsin-based manufacturer with 1,600 employees) as violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The EEOC lawsuit in EEOC v. Flambeau, Inc. alleges that the company's wellness plan... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, October 9, 2014

Most Employers Reject Private Exchanges

In a stark departure from other industry polls, employers plan to resoundingly reject private exchanges as a way to control rising health care costs, according to a new survey of more than 330 employers conducted by the non-profit National Business Coalition on Health and Benz Communications.     More than half (55%) of the respondents indicate they will “never” stop sponsoring employee health plans in favor of giving employees money to buy coverage through a private exchange.... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Culture of Health Spreads Throughout Duncan-Williams Inc.

“My father passed away at 56 from heart disease. He worked hard his entire life in a very stress filled business, and ultimately his health suffered from it. So it has always been important to me to try and stay healthy,” Duncan Williams, President of Duncan-Williams, Inc. explains. Duncan’s personal connection with health and wellness has ultimately spurred the adoption of a worksite culture conducive to health at Duncan-Williams, Inc. Duncan-Williams, Inc. is one of forty-nine companies... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Monday, October 6, 2014

Healthy Shelby's 140/90: Living Life Under Pressure Campaign

Did You Know That: Hypertension affects 1 in 5 adults, and only 50% of affected individuals have their condition under control Uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause serious health issues including heart disease, stroke and even death. Healthy Shelby recently launched the “140/90: Living Life Under Pressure” Hypertension Awareness Campaign to educate the community on the importance of blood pressure control. In order to prevent the debilitating... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Thursday, October 2, 2014

First Statewide Report Issued on Choosing Wisely Recommendations

From the National Business Coalition on Health: The first statewide report in the nation to measure Choosing Wisely® recommendations finds that patients in Washington state may be exposed to care that they don’t need—and potential harm. The report, Less Waste, Less Harm: Choosing Wisely in Washington State , offers county-by-county results for nine different Choosing Wisely recommendations. The results are based upon claims data representing 3.3 million lives in Washington state and was... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Saturday, September 27, 2014

33 CEO Culture of Health Participants Named Healthier TN Workplaces

Memphis-area CEO Culture of Health participants dominated the inaugural list of Healthier Tennessee Workplaces with 33 out of the 73 workplaces named statewide. MBGH itself is a Healthier Tennessee Workplace having met the requirements of Healthier Tennessee Small Starts @ Work program specifically designed for smaller employers.  West Tennessee had the largest number of recognized workplaces (36) followed by East Tennessee (19) and Middle Tennessee (18).    Remember, all... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, September 22, 2014

Financial Fitness: A Key Component of Worksite Wellness

Employee financial security crashed along with the world economy in 2008. Since that time employees have struggled to meet their financial obligations causing stress, anxiety, and depression. This is not only bad for the employee but it also negatively impacts the employer. A workforce stressed out by money is not only unhealthy but also less productive and less engaged.According to the “Personal Finance Employee Education Foundation”, Americans who are able to handle their finances well have... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Sunday, September 21, 2014

September 29 Webinar: Access to Specialty Medications & Value-based Insurance Design

Join the National Pharmaceutical Council for a webinar on September 29 from 12:00-1:00 CT.  NBCH's CEO, Brian Klepper, will present on the webinar along with a panel of other leading health and benefits experts. Read the webinar announcement from NPC below and register online today .  Specialty medications have been making health care headlines in recent months because of their effectiveness and higher costs. How can we ensure that patients will have access to the treatments that... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Direct Contracts with Medical Providers Help Self-Insured Employers Control Costs

From the National Business Coalition on Health:  According to Aon Hewitt's “2014 Health Care Survey,” conducted between December 2013 and January of this year, 11% of employers are engaging in some form of direct health care provider and service contracting during this plan year, and 28% expect to do so in the next three to five years.  To see an infographic with major survey findings, click here . To receive a copy of all survey results, click here . Read the full story via ... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Employer-Sponsored Family Health Premiums Rise 3% in 2014

From the National Business Coalition on Health: Average annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage reached $16,834 this year, up 3 percent from last year, continuing a recent trend of modest increases, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)/Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) 2014 Employer Health Benefits Survey released September 10, 2014.  Workers on average pay $4,823 annually toward the cost of family coverage this year.  Get all the... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, September 17, 2014

NBCH Names Top Performing Health Plans

MBGH, in collaboration with Healthcare 21 Business Coalition in east Tennessee, works with Cigna Tennessee and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee to complete eValue8. Part of the process includes a face-to-face meeting with the health plan and their MBGH and Healthcare 21 member clients where results are discussed and action plans identified for improvement and collaboration among the coalitions, employer members, and plans. Those meetings are occurring in September 2014 so check back to see how... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance Embraces a Culture of Health

Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance is one of thirty-four companies participating in the Memphis Business Group on Health’s CEO Culture of Health Initiative. As one of the companies committed to creating and sustaining a culture of health within their organization, Lipscomb & Pitts offers their employees a year-round, comprehensive wellness program. Their wellness initiatives began three years ago by simply offering annual biometric screenings and an online health risk assessment. Since then,... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Friday, June 13, 2014

Employee Bike Share Programs

Memphis may not have a citywide bike share program yet, but many businesses across the nation are finding these programs to be a great addition to their employee wellness initiatives.   According to an article published in Imperial Valley News, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently announced their new bike share program. Dr. Ron Chapman, CDPH director and state health officer, unveiled its employee Bike Share program on Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 15 with 6... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Monday, May 19, 2014

The Best Food and Drinks to Consume at Work

* If you are an employer that provides snacks during the work day consider incorporating these foods as a healthy alternative, if not, share this article with your employees in your next company newsletter or post it on a bulletin board in your break room! * Do you ever hit that 3 o’clock slump? Feel tired or stressed out at work? If so, here are some foods and drinks that may boost your health, productivity, and energy throughout the day. Black Tea – Daily cups of tea may... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Short-Term Wellness Committees Keep Plans on Track

The tendency is to recruit the most qualified committee members and hang on to them for long periods of time, but the new idea is that companies need wellness committees that don’t last. Experts now suggest that large organizations limit the size of their committee to 20 people broken into four teams of four or five subcommittee members that tackle a specific project, which can be completed in three months or less. When a specific project is complete the committee will disband and a new... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Four Greater-Memphis Hospitals Score an "A" on Latest Release of Hospital Safety Score

Memphis Business Group on Health is pleased to recognize those greater-Memphis, west Tennessee, and north Mississippi hospitals that have made a commitment to putting safety first, earning an ‘A’ in the April 29, 2014 release of the Hospital Safety Score, including:  Greater Memphis  West Tennessee  North Mississippi 1. Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital 2. Methodist University... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Employers Share Efforts to Adopt Value-based Health Benefit Strategies

NOTE: MBGH members have access to a Purchaser Self-Assessment Tool that will help you identify where you need to improve the effectiveness of your health benefit plan. This tool can lay a foundation for you to move in a similar direction as these employers. Contact Cristie Travis for more information. From the National Business Coalition on Health:  Improving health while reducing costs was a key focus for the employers who participated in the American Health Strategy Project... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Wonder How Much Your Physician is Paid by Medicare? Now You Can Know!

From the National Business Coalition on Health:  After decades of secrecy, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released files on charges and paid amounts to 880,000 medical providers who received $77.4 billion in 2012.  It is likely that these are aggregate data, lacking the individual claim detail that would help purchasers identify which providers consistently deliver the highest quality care at the lowest episodic cost. But CMS' release indicates that they no... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Financial Wellness Can Affect Company Bottom Line

The problem of financial illiteracy is widespread throughout the U.S and it can directly impact workplace productivity.  There are clear causal relationships between people who are financially stressed leading to higher costs in the workplace compared to those who are not financially stressed. Employees who are stressed financially tend to have higher health care expenses, costing about $300 per employee per year stemming from anxiety, insomnia, headaches and depression. There is also... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Company Spotlight: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is one of the thirty-three leading area employers committed to creating a Culture of Health within their organization. St. Jude signed on to MBGH’s Culture of Health Initiative in April of last year and they have been expanding upon their health and wellness programming ever since.   Health is central to the mission of St. Jude and they are proud to support their employees in efforts to lead more healthy lifestyles. The hospital's employee... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Friday, April 4, 2014

ACA's Impact on Health Benefits & Coverage in 2014

How have 2013 health reform requirements impacted health benefits and coverage in 2014? What changes did we see that have a direct relationship to health reform, although not necessarily even required by health reform? Check out t his article in HRProfessionalsMagazine.com by Cristie Upshaw Travis, CEO of Memphis Business Group on Health.  Please note that since this article was published in January, there have been additional delays in mandates and new final regulations, but the... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Latest Evidence That Employees Thrive in a Culture of Health

From the National Business Coalition on Health:   The Consumer Health Mindset analysis, based on an annual survey of more than 2,700 employees and dependents by  Aon Hewitt, the National Business Group on Health, and The Futures Company, found that employees who work in strong cultures of health were more likely to say they have control over their health than those who work at companies where it is less of a priority (75 percent versus 63 percent) less likely... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, February 27, 2014

More Evidence Supports Value-Based Insurance Design

From the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and National Business Coalition on Health:  More evidence is piling up that clinically nuanced copayment reductions lead to improvements in medication adherence. Click here to read more background on how clinical nuance is used in benefit design. A 2014 Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy study reported that copay reductions for Medicare beneficiaries prescribed statins resulted in a 5.9% increase in adherence over 6 months... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Friday, February 21, 2014

Healthier Tennessee Launches Start Small Campaign

Healthier Tennessee's Start Small campaign is now ready to share with your employees! This ready-to-use, free-to-you campaign is designed to help your employees take small steps, one after the other, which will help them lead healthier lives. This is a great addition to your worksite wellness campaign and aligns perfectly with MBGH's CEO Culture of Health initiative. It may be just what some of your employees need to take that first, small step. They can pick their first Small Start... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, February 20, 2014

How Important is Your Employees' Lunch Break?

The answer is: very important.   A lunch break is important for physical and mental health," says psychologist Frank J. Sileo, executive director for The Center for Psychological Enhancement in Ridgewood, N.J. "Studies have shown that taking a lunch break can reduce stress. Time for relaxation away from work has also been correlated with heightened productivity and creativity."   According to a recent survey by OfficeTeam, a global staffing service, nearly... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sneak Peek of the New Members-Only Toolkit

Employers have a critical stake in communicating information to their employees about choosing good quality care, managing their lifestyle, and making wise use of health care resources. The Getting Smarter About Health Care Toolkit is designed to help employers like you communicate with employees about getting good quality health care, making better health care decisions, and being informed and engaged in their health and health care. This toolkit was developed to help you identify and... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mental Health Works

Catch up on the latest on mental health parity and how job stress impacts your bottom line. Read the latest Mental Health Works from the Partnership for Worksite Mental Health, a program of the American Psychiatric Foundation. Key articles of interest include: Final Mental Health Parity Rules Released Mental Health, Job Stress, and Work Outcomes For more information on job stress and what you can do to avoid it, check out the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, February 19, 2014

More Details on Employer Mandate Final Regs

From the National Business Coalition on Health:  NBCH thanks the American Benefits Council for the information provided in this post.  The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released final regulations on February 10 implementing the “Employer Shared Responsibility” provisions (commonly known as the “employer mandate” or the “pay-or-play mandate”) under Section 4980H of the Internal Revenue Code, as added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, February 12, 2014

ACA's Employer Mandate Delayed, Again

From the National Business Coalition on Health: On Monday, February 10, 2014, the Obama administration announced it is delaying part of the ACA employer mandate for a second year, exempting mid-sized businesses until 2016 and giving big businesses more time to ramp up to full coverage.  The Affordable Care Act requires large employers -- those with more than 50 full-time employees -- to either provide health insurance to their workers or pay a penalty. The mandate was scheduled to take... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Worksite Wellness Helps Employees Stick to Resolutions

A new poll by Workplace Options finds that more than half of Americans said that free workplace wellness offerings would likely help them reach their health goals. These programs include weight loss coaching, tobacco cessation programs, an onsite gym and other resources. Of those that made 2014 resolutions, 27% vowed to lose weight, 25% want to exercise more and 6% reported a want to quit smoking, according to the poll conducted Jan. 23-26. Nearly half (49%) said that weight loss coaching... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Monday, February 3, 2014

Why Some Corporate Wellness Plans Succeed and Others Fail

From the Puget Sound Business Journal: Healthier people cost less. While this is not a new concept, companies and organizations across the country are starting to see how employee health and wellness translate to their bottom line. Many studies have shown how investing in health promotion activities will result in a decrease in benefits costs, sick leave, and absentee costs. We know the statistics and the evidence to prove them but how do we build a worksite wellness program that is right... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Monday, January 27, 2014

New Member Benefit: Purchaser Self-Assessment Tool

We are pleased to announce that MBGH members now have access to the National Business Coalition on Health’s Purchaser Self-Assessment Tool (PSAT) 1 .  The PSAT is a comprehensive, easy-to-use online tool that helps busy benefits and wellness professionals achieve value-based purchasing.      The PSAT provides MBGH members a customized analysis of your progress in adopting value-driven health benefit practices in comparison to other employers. Based on the... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Sunday, January 19, 2014

Creating a Burning Platform for Payment Change

In their December 2013 Issue Brief "A Burning Platform and Trust: Key Ingredients for Payment Reform" prepared by Bailit Health Purchsing, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation encourages the following to advance payment reform and delivery system change: Create a momentum for change by continuing the discussion and paying attention to payment change. Once everyone believes that the old rules have changed, behavior will change. No one wants to be left behind. Emphasize that it is better to... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Saturday, January 18, 2014

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