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Health Care Costs Top Concerns for U.S. CFOs: Survey

August 2, 2013
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A recent survey highlights the concerns many executives feel about how the Affordable Care Act will impact a company's finances and the economy.
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My Benefits Manager Told Me, You Better ‘SHOP’ Around

July 22, 2013
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How the small-business health exchanges, called Small Business Health Options Program, also known as ‘SHOP,’ perform may provide large employers a glimpse of what’s to come.
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Employers Get a Little Breathing Room With Postponement of Employer Mandate

July 3, 2013
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A lack of guidance from the federal agencies responsible for implementing health care reform has been a chief complaint among employers.
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Classification of Obesity as a Disease Has Huge Employment Law Implications

June 20, 2013
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Conventional wisdom has been that normal, run-of-the-mill obesity, unlinked to an underlying medical condition such as diabetes, is not a disability protected from discrimination by the Americans with Disabilities Act. This decision by the AMA, however, will likely flip that conventional wisdom on its head.
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Immigration Reform Dealt a Setback as Talks Hit Impasse

June 7, 2013
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Congressman's departure from the House committee in charge of immigration reform leaves the future of the reform bill uncertain.
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Mercer Offers Tips on Prepping for the Affordable Care Act

June 3, 2013
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Consultants offer the top 10 ways employers can prioritize and manage the impending Affordable Care Act requirements starting immediately.
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Feds Set Guidelines for Health Reform Wellness Plans

May 30, 2013
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Under the new rules, which take effect Jan. 1, 2014, employers must provide “reasonable alternatives” to employees who can’t meet those goals but still want the discount or reward.
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Explaining the Exchanges to Employees Won't Be Easy

May 17, 2013
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Between the growing number of companies expected to introduce a private exchange later this year and the state-run health insurance exchanges that open for business on Jan. 1, 2014, employee communication will be critical in the coming months, benefits experts say.
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The Affordable Care Act: Executives Take Note

May 13, 2013
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As the clock ticks toward 2014, it seems that there is more to the health care reform law than I realized. There's an anti-discrimination provision in the act that could trigger up to a $500,000 fine for a company if a C-suiter, for instance, gets better or even free health benefits that others don't.
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Employee Health Incentives: Myth or Miracle?

May 8, 2013
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The Affordable Care Act will encourage employers to expand incentive programs like cash and games. Some studies back their efficacy. Yet some experts claim incentives undermine personal responsibility rather than encourage it.
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