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Rochester Business Alliance Fosters the Links for Health Care

August 30, 2012
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The Rochester Business Alliance Health Care Initiative brings together business and community leaders to find ways to improve the health care system and patient outcomes.
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GOP Platform Includes Repeal of Health Care Reform Law

August 29, 2012
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As expected, the Republican Party promises massive changes to the Medicare and Medicaid programs if former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) are elected president and vice president.
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No Penalties for Employers Not Offering Dependent Coverage: Employer Group

August 28, 2012
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Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, employers are to be assessed $2,000 per full-time employee if they do not offer coverage to employees in 2014. Regulators have yet to issue definitive guidance on the penalty.
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Self-Funded Employers Will Pay Billions for High-Cost Coverage

August 27, 2012
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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.
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Most Employers to Continue Offering Health Care Plans in 2014: Survey

August 27, 2012
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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.
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Mid-Market Companies Face Health Benefits Enrollment Challenges

August 20, 2012
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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.
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Willis Makes Additions to Health Care Reform Impact Analysis Calculator

August 10, 2012
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The proprietary tool allows companies to examine health plan possibilities within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
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Papa John's CEO Says Health Care Reform Law Will Increase Price of Pizza

August 9, 2012
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In its most recent annual report, Papa John's International Inc. warned of higher costs due to the health care reform law.
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Retailers and Hospitality Industry Employers Face Big Health Care Reform Law Related Cost Increases in 2014

August 8, 2012
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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.
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Large Employers Expect Group Health Care Plan Costs to Rise 7% in 2013

August 6, 2012
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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.
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