RSS icon

Top Stories

Health Care Reform

Self-Funded Employers Will Pay Billions for High-Cost Coverage

August 27, 2012
Comments (0)
The first-year assessment paid by very large employers—those with at least 100,000 employees—will run into millions of dollars, for which employers will receive no direct benefit.
Read More

Most Employers to Continue Offering Health Care Plans in 2014: Survey

August 27, 2012
Comments (0)
Eighty-eight percent of employers surveyed by Towers Watson & Co. said they have no plans to terminate coverage in 2014 or after for full-time employees, while 11 percent were not sure. Just 1 percent said they planned to terminate coverage for some employees.
Read More

Mid-Market Companies Face Health Benefits Enrollment Challenges

August 20, 2012
Comments (0)
One challenge for middle-market companies is the U.S. Department of Labor has yet to finalize the regulations implementing the mandate in Section 1511 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In fact, the labor department already has said that its automatic enrollment guidance will not be ready to take effect by 2014.
Read More

Willis Makes Additions to Health Care Reform Impact Analysis Calculator

August 10, 2012
Comments (0)
The proprietary tool allows companies to examine health plan possibilities within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
Read More

Papa John's CEO Says Health Care Reform Law Will Increase Price of Pizza

August 9, 2012
Comments (0)
In its most recent annual report, Papa John's International Inc. warned of higher costs due to the health care reform law.
Read More

Retailers and Hospitality Industry Employers Face Big Health Care Reform Law Related Cost Increases in 2014

August 8, 2012
Comments (0)
Forty-six percent of employers in the retail and hospitality industries and 40 percent of employers in the health care services industry expect health care cost increases of at least 3 percent due to health care reform law requirements.
Read More

Large Employers Expect Group Health Care Plan Costs to Rise 7% in 2013

August 6, 2012
Comments (0)
Amid rising costs, employers say adopting consumer-driven health plans is the most effective step they have or plan to take to combat rising costs.
Read More

Benefits Group Asks for Exemption of Retiree Health Plans From Health Reform Law Fee

July 25, 2012
Comments (0)
Subjecting retiree health care plans to the fee 'may lead employers to cease offering this very valuable benefit, particularly since such coverage would likely become more expensive by virtue of the application of' the fee, the American Benefits Council stated recently.
Read More

Supreme Court Medicaid Ruling to Leave 36 Million Uninsured in 2016: CBO

July 25, 2012
Comments (0)
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.
Read More

Most Employers to Offer Health Plans to Employees in Near Future

July 24, 2012
Comments (0)
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.
Read More