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Survey Notes Health Care Costs More Than Double Since 2002

May 12, 2011
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The highest-cost city was Miami, where health care spending averaged $23,362, followed by New York, where health care costs averaged $22,785, and Chicago, where costs averaged $21,996.
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One-Third With HSAs Spend Most of Contributions for Reimbursements

March 22, 2011
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Contributions to health savings accounts averaged $2,620 in 2010, including individual and employer contributions, down slightly from $2,647 in 2009.
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Bill Would Repeal FSA Cap Provision in Health Care Reform Law

February 14, 2011
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The measure, introduced Feb. 10 by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, would remove the provision, which, effective in 2013, places a $2,500 ceiling on FSA contributions.
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Waivers for Mini-Med Plan Sponsors Nearly Double

December 7, 2010
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Many of the most recent waivers were granted to local union health care funds. In all, nearly three dozen waivers involve union funds.
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Recession's Effect on Local Governments Public Problems Persist

November 5, 2010
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'This recession has really cut into the public sector, not only in employment but in terms of pensions and health care benefits and every form of compensation,' an expert says.
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IRS Delays W-2 Health Cost Reporting Requirement

October 13, 2010
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Under the relief, health care cost information will have to be reported on the 2012 W-2s, which are issued in 2013.
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Premiums to Rise 7.3 Percent in Federal Employees Health Program

October 4, 2010
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Like the private sector, the federal program also will expand coverage next year to meet mandates in the new health reform law.
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Consumers' Views of Health Care Held Steady in 2009

December 30, 2009
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A majority of respondents to a study on consumer health care confidence believe health care reform is crucial to reviving the economy.
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California to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed in Other States

October 13, 2009
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California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law a bill that recognizes same-sex marriages entered into in other states.
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