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Pharmacy Benefits Manager SXC Acquires Catalyst Health Solutions in $4.4 Billion Deal

April 19, 2012
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The April 18 announcement, a merger with Catalyst Health Solutions Inc., outstripped that deal and would create a combined company that covers 25 million members nationwide.
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Humana Pharmacy Solutions Has New Offerings for Self-Insured Employers

April 12, 2012
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The new options include the Wal-Mart Rx Network, which directs employees to fill prescriptions at the international retailer; and the Rx4Value formulary, which swaps certain name brand drugs for generic.
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Going Mobile: On-Site Clinics Hit the Road for Employee Health Screenings

April 6, 2012
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Mobile clinics, a relatively new phenomenon, offer an alternative for employers who might not otherwise be able to reach geographically scattered workers.
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What Does Engagement Really Mean?

April 4, 2012
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How should we define employee engagement? Is it more than good morale and camaraderie? —In Search of Meaning, senior leader, hospitality, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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How Do We Get Our Paperwork in Order for New Health Care Requirements?

April 4, 2012
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Which standard form (if any) must employees fill out when they decline health care coverage? —Paper Weight, executive assistant, maintenance/janitorial, New Jersey
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Little Change for HR in Wake of Health Reform Hearings

April 2, 2012
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Tough questioning of attorneys representing the Obama administration have led some to predict that the U.S. Supreme Court will repeal the mandate, though others say don't read too much into the March 26-28 oral arguments.
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Individual Mandate Rejection Seen as Worst Legal Outcome

April 2, 2012
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According to one expert, if PPACA is allowed to stand without the individual mandate 'the whole thing goes south very quickly.'
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Supreme Court Divided if Health Care Law Can Survive Without Mandate

March 28, 2012
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At issue in the final day of oral arguments on health care reform was whether the individual mandate, which requires most U.S. residents to enroll in a qualified plan or pay a financial penalty, is so intertwined with the broader law that the entire law would fall if the court rules the mandate is unconstitutional.
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