Judge strikes down Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban

By Matt Dunning A federal judge in Oregon on Monday struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, continuing a streak of judicial rulings in favor of gay and lesbian couples seeking equal marriage rights and benefits. Read more…
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By Stephanie Goldberg DALLAS — To combat rising health care costs and prepare for the 2018 health care reform law excise tax, many employers are changing their health plans and either implementing or experimenting with wellness programs. Read more…
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Reform Update: Actuarial study could affect Medicaid managed-care rates

By Virgil Dickson The CMS has unveiled two initiatives that could significantly affect pay and operations for Medicaid managed-care plans and healthcare providers serving millions of low-income and disabled Americans. Read more…
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IRS moves against double-dipping on tax perks for health insurance

By Joe Carlson The Internal Revenue Service is threatening massive fines against companies that offer employees tax-advantaged money to help them buy federally subsidized health plans on the Obamacare insurance exchanges. Read more…
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State Legislative/Regulatory News

Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. Exclusive Reporting for the Week of May 22, 2014 May 22, 2014 — This is your weekly update of state legislative/regulatory developments affecting companies involved in the self-insurance/alternative risk transfer marketplace. Should you
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SB 21 CT Assessment – UPDATE & THANK YOU!

Diversified Group May 22, 2014 Good Afternoon, Now that the legislative session has ended, we are pleased that the additional SIM assessment / tax, which the State of Connecticut was attempting to add onto all fully-insured and self-insured programs, has turned out positively for self
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7 Things You Should Know About The Next Big Benefit Change

By Julie Appleby After getting a green light from the Obama administration earlier this month, more employers may begin to cap what they pay for certain medical treatments, such as joint replacements and drugs, potentially shifting more costs to workers. Read more…
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The Phia Group Gives Back!!

As is our tradition for the past several years, The Phia Group partners with a local charity where we invest our time, money and support to ensure a successful program. We not only make monetary donations, but also collect needed items and have a company-wide day off so that our emplo
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MyHealthGuide Newsletter

News for the Self-Funded Community 5/19/2014 Published weekly by MyHealthGuide, LLC (www.MyHealthGuide.com). This Newsletter is for personal, non-commercial use only. This weekly newsletter is FREE OF CHARGE to subscribers. Subscribe free. Send news, press releases and announcements t
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Future of Some TRIA Captives Remains Uncertain

Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. May 15, 2014 – The Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA) has learned that the House of Representatives will soon move forward with legislation to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), likely before the August recess. Draft
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