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Ford to Add, Retain 12,000 Jobs With New UAW Agreement

October 4, 2011
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The automaker plans to insource manufacturing work from Mexico, Japan and China. The 12,000 new or retained jobs include 5,000 previously announced positions, Ford said.
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Health Care Cost Hikes Increasing, Expected to Continue

October 3, 2011
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The key difference between the Kaiser Family Foundation and Aon Hewitt surveys is that the KFF survey included more fully insured plans, 40 percent, and more small and midsize firms, 85 percent, with fewer than 5,000 workers. More than 75 percent of the data from the Aon Hewitt survey was collected from large, self-funded employers with employee populations of more than 10,000.
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2011 Game Changer: Laura Picking

September 29, 2011
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Human resources manager, Delta Dental of Kansas, Wichita
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No Perfect Fit

September 23, 2011
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Outfitting workers with well-suited age, ethnic benefits requires tailoring.
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Feds Say 1 Million Young Adults Gain Health Insurance

September 21, 2011
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A 3.5 percentage-point increase over last year represents 1 million additional young adults with insurance, the Department of Health and Human Services said in releasing results from a survey by the National Center for Health Statistics, an HHS unit.
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Health Plan Administrator Seeks to Exempt HRAs from Health Reform Law Research Fees

September 6, 2011
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That fee—to be used to fund research on medical outcomes as part of the federal health care reform law—will be $1 per plan participant for the first plan year ending after Sept. 30, 2012, and $2 per participant in succeeding years.
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House Panels to Consider Repeal of Grandfather Rules for Health Care Plans

August 31, 2011
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To win grandfathered status, a health care plan, among other things, can’t ever increase coinsurance requirements or boost the percentage of the premium paid by enrollees by more than 5 percentage points.
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Poor Economy Has Little Effect on Disability, Workers' Comp Benefits Programs

August 30, 2011
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Researchers for the San Francisco-based IBI said the survey’s results, released this week, undermined what previously would have been considered reasonable assumptions of the recession’s effects on employers’ claims experience.
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Bariatric Surgery Yields Economic Payoff

August 25, 2011
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While the health results for bariatric surgery and the dramatic weight loss that usually follows is clear, a doctor and his colleagues have found that there is a societal economic benefit as well: many previously unemployed patients get jobs after they lose weight.
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