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Contraceptive Coverage Legal Battle Looms for Missouri

September 14, 2012
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Missouri lawmakers on Sept. 12 overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of legislation that would allow employers and insurers to deny contraceptive coverage, setting the stage for yet another legal battle over contraceptive coverage.
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Michigan Teacher Funding of Retiree Health Benefits Violates Employment Rights: Court

August 20, 2012
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The law ran afoul of protections against impairment of government contracts because teachers received three percent less in pay by paying into a fund than the amount the teachers and their employers agreed upon as part of teachers' contracts.
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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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Former Wells Fargo Employee Says Company Fired Him Over Daughter's Cancer Costs

August 15, 2012
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According to a lawsuit filed Aug. 2 in a Florida 15th Judicial Circuit Court in Palm Beach, Wells Fargo fired Yovany Gonzalez in August 2010—three days before his daughter Mackenzie was scheduled for surgery to remove a cancerous tumor—based on allegations that he had falsified his time records.
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Paul Ryan a Longtime Supporter of Health Savings Accounts

August 15, 2012
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In 2006, Rep. Ryan, along with Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Virginia, now the House Majority Leader, introduced legislation that boosted the appeal of health savings accounts.
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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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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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Supreme Court Medicaid Ruling to Leave 36 Million Uninsured in 2016: CBO

July 25, 2012
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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.
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