Court Moves Forward Suit over Post-Employment Benefits Advice

October 26, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled, a former employee can continue with his claim that his former employer violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) when it made improper suggestions regarding his
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State Wants To Exempt Health Insurers From 80% Rule

The state’s insurance regulator wants to exempt health insurance companies from the new federal requirement that they spend 80% of premiums on medical care. The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance has asked the federal government for approval to phase in the new regulation o
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Premiums, Deductibles And Cost Sharing In Employer Health Plans Keep Rising

Signing up for health insurance during your company’s annual enrollment period, which for many plans is right now, may feel like taking a nasty dose of medicine: You know it’s good for you, but it sure doesn’t go down easy. Read More..
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Urgent Care Education Could Reduce Employer Health Care Costs

October 21, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Employers experiencing higher medical costs due to unnecessary emergency room utilization by employees may be able to reduce those costs by better educating employees about their choices. Read More..
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W-2 Reporting: Employers Should Start Gearing Up to Report the Cost of Employer-Sponsored Group Health Coverage

Under health care reform, employers are required to report to employees the cost of their employer-sponsored group health plan coverage. This reporting is for informational purposes only and is intended to inform employees of the cost of their health care coverage. The Internal Revenu
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Wal-Mart Cuts Some Health Care Benefits

After trying to mollify its critics in recent years by offering better health care benefits to its employees, Wal-Mart is substantially rolling back coverage for part-time workers and significantly raising premiums for many full-time staff. Read More..
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