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Wellness Programs Can Reduce Worker Medical Costs by 18 Percent: Study

January 9, 2013
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The report said wellness programs could reduce costs for risks such as physical inactivity, smoking, high blood pressure and obesity. If the risk factors were lowered to “theoretical minimums,” health care expenses could be lowered by an average of $650, or 18.4 percent, for all working adults, the study said.
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No-Strings-Attached Roth 401(k) Conversion Is Good Deal—for Select Few

January 4, 2013
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Until now, to make such a distribution without incurring a 10 percent penalty, workers must either have been retiring, terminating their job with their employer or turning 59½. But under the new law, employees can move their traditional 401(k) to a Roth version of the account without those events and without the penalty.
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Labor Department Proposes Allowing Coca-Cola to Fund Life, AD&D Benefits in Captive

January 3, 2013
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Atlanta-based Coca-Cola wants to use its Red Re Inc. captive to reinsure life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment policies written by Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
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IRS Rules Ease Compliance With Health Reform Law Employer Mandate

January 2, 2013
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The massive $2,000-per-full-time-employee penalty will not apply so long as employers offer coverage to at least 95 percent of their full-time employees and their dependents up to age 26, the IRS said.
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Tax Bill Will Reduce 401(k) Taxes, Ease Fund Transfers

January 2, 2013
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A provision tucked into the American Taxpayer Relief Act will expand the opportunities for employees to transfer funds from traditional 401(k) plans to Roth 401(k)s. Employees who are in lower tax brackets now compared with when they retire will reap big tax savings from such transfers.
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Report: Big Apple's Job Growth Predicted to Slow

December 28, 2012
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A report by the Independent Budget Office says city's diversifying economy won't be enough to pick up a sagging Wall Street. The good news: office space bargains.
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CareerBuilder: More Employers to Use Temps

December 28, 2012
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Four in ten employers plan to bring in temporary and contract workers next year, up from 36 percent in last year’s survey and 34 percent in the survey from two years ago.
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Workers Indicted for Defrauding Employer-Sponsored Wellness Program

December 20, 2012
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The employees are accused of falsely reporting that they participated in healthy activities in order to earn rewards through a wellness program included in their employee health insurance plans.
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Minnesota, Rhode Island Get OK to Launch Health Insurance Exchanges

December 20, 2012
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has given tentative approval to applications filed by Minnesota and Rhode Island to launch health insurance exchanges in 2014.
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