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On-Site Wellness Programs See Growth, Gain Support of Senior Executives

July 31, 2012
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For a majority of employers, the lack of ROI data has not stemmed incremental expansions in the types of services offered at the on-site centers.
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Supreme Court Medicaid Ruling to Leave 36 Million Uninsured in 2016: CBO

July 25, 2012
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A smaller reduction in the number of uninsured could negatively affect employers as the amount of uncompensated care—a cost that health care providers now try to shift in the form of higher charges to patients with health insurance—will not decline as much as providers had initially hoped.
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Most Employers to Offer Health Plans to Employees in Near Future

July 24, 2012
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The findings are similar to those last month from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, which found that 85 percent of respondents said they definitely would or were very likely to continue coverage.
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Employers Are Caught Up in the Five Stages of Health Care Reform Ruling

July 20, 2012
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While many employers have achieved acceptance, a new survey shows they do not have a strategy for complying with the law's 2014 provisions. One 'sleeper' issue: Medicaid expansion.
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Prudential Group Insurance to Wind Down Group Long-Term Care Business

July 19, 2012
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Existing policies will remain in effect and renewable, provided an employer's premiums are paid on time and its policy limits are not exhausted.
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Will Walgreen Suffer Side Effects Even After New Express Scripts Deal?

July 19, 2012
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Express Scripts, like other PBMs, are third-party middlemen that negotiate prices with pharmacies and drugmakers on behalf of corporate clients and processes their claims.
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Seasonal Firefighters to Become Eligible for Federal Employee Health Benefits Program

July 18, 2012
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President Barack Obama was motivated to order several federal agencies to change those policies by a recent visit to Colorado, where wildfires have burned hundreds of thousands of acres and destroyed dozens of homes.
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5 Ways To Manage The Rising Costs Of Benefits

July 11, 2012
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How to Get the Package You Need —Without Breaking the Bank
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Arizona Officials Look to Repeal Domestic Partnership Benefits

July 11, 2012
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The law in question, enacted in August 2009, sought to eliminate health care, dental, life, disability and retirement benefits for couples in domestic partnerships, including same-sex couples, by actively applying the state's definition of marriage—which it treats as a union only between a man and woman.
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House of Representatives Votes to Repeal Health Care Reform Law

July 11, 2012
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With Democrats controlling the Senate, the bill is unlikely to advance further. In addition, if a repeal measure cleared Congress, President Barack Obama would veto it, the White House said this week.
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