Monthly Archives: January 2011

ACI’s Spotlight on Success: Meet Dr. Ann Clark

After a successful tenure as a college professor, Dr. Ann Clark followed her entrepreneurial drive and founded ACI Specialty Benefits in the summer of 1983. With vision and innovation, Dr. Clark has led ACI into the nation’s Top Ten EAPs … Continue reading

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ACI CEO Dr. Ann Clark gives in-depth interview to Treatment4Addiction.com

San Diego, CA/January 20, 2011–Studies show that alcoholics and problem drinkers are absent from work up to 8.3 times more often than normal.  Annual U.S. productivity losses attributed to alcohol were estimated at $119 billion back in 1995.  In addition, … Continue reading

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Health reform prompts employers to get creative with wellness

Dr. Ann D. Clark The epic debate on health care raised plenty of controversy and confusion – but one thing that people across both aisles seemed to agree on was the need for a renewed focus on wellness and prevention … Continue reading

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Local Northern California Paper Covers ACI, NCCSIF Wellness Challenge

In light of the recent success of the NCCSIF Walking Challenge in Northern California, the Placer Herald of Rocklin published an article covering the local impact and positive effects the wellness challenge has had on the community.  ACI is proud … Continue reading

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ACI Responds to Tragic Arizona Shooting by Extending EAP Services to those Impacted

San Diego, CA/ January 10, 2011—Americans across the nation will be joining those directly affected by the recent Arizona shooting in struggling with strong and overwhelming emotions surrounding this terrible tragedy. In response to the emotional aftermath, ACI Specialty Benefits … Continue reading

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ACI Specialty Benefits Named Top-Ten EAP by Business Insurance Magazine

San Diego, CA/January 6, 2011—ACI Specialty Benefits has been named a Top Ten Employee Assistance Program Provider by Business Insurance magazine for another consecutive year. In this year’s list of Top Ten EAPs, December 13, 2010, ACI Specialty Benefits reached the … Continue reading

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Are you really ready for change?

Sick of making (and breaking) the same resolutions year after year?  Before beating yourself up with phrases like, “I’m just too lazy,” or “I just can’t do it,” consider changing your approach to change.  Choose meaningful goals.Make goals meaningful to … Continue reading

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Top 3 Office Party Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank

by Laura McDermott Even though holiday party budgets aren’t what they used to be, that doesn’t mean employers have to be Scrooge.  At ACI Specialty Benefits, we’ve come up with fun holiday party ideas that don’t break the bank.  After … Continue reading

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Prepared for Parity?

by Laura McDermott Compliance with new federal parity laws may increase America’s corporate insurance costs by as much as 40% over 2009 claims expenditures. The Federal Mental Health Parity (MHP) and Addiction Equity Act of 2008–which was included in the … Continue reading

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Information Saturation: How to Deal

  By Laura McDermott Ever sit down to work on a report, but spend an hour responding to emails instead? Or completed a full day’s list of to-do’s without really tackling anything important? In a time when “Google” is officially … Continue reading

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