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Health Care Reform Law Ruling Likely Complicated: WorldatWork Executive

May 21, 2012
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If the high court were to strike down the individual mandate that requires most U.S. residents to enroll in a qualified health care plan, Cara Woodson Welch, Washington-based vice president of policy and public affairs, says it's likely that Congress would draft legislation to uphold pieces of the mandate.
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Woman Injured Having Sex During Work Trip Can Collect Workers' Comp

April 19, 2012
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Her workers' comp claim for facial and psychological injuries initially was rejected, the reports state. But her attorney argued that sex is an ordinary life activity, similar to showering in a motel room.
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Injured Worker's Depression not Compensable Because She did not Return to Work

April 2, 2012
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A doctor found that Delores Roxbury's depression was caused directly by her 2004 work accident, and prevented her from returning to her former position. However, an independent medical expert contended that Roxbury suffered from mild depression, and was not totally disabled by her mental condition.
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Supreme Court Divided if Health Care Law Can Survive Without Mandate

March 28, 2012
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At issue in the final day of oral arguments on health care reform was whether the individual mandate, which requires most U.S. residents to enroll in a qualified plan or pay a financial penalty, is so intertwined with the broader law that the entire law would fall if the court rules the mandate is unconstitutional.
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White House Suggestions on Funding Contraception Coverage Called 'Unworkable'

March 20, 2012
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Under one administration suggestion, TPAs could fund the coverage through rebates they receive from drug manufacturers that the TPA is not contractually liable to forward to the affiliates.
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Health Exchanges Must Notify Employers About Employees Eligible for Subsidies: HHS

March 13, 2012
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Among other things, exchanges will have to provide a notice to employers that identifies by name the employees who have applied for and have been determined by exchange administrators as eligible for premium subsidies.
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Consumerism Coming to Companies' Health Care Plans

March 13, 2012
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Large employers at the annual National Business Group on Health conference held last week grappled with uncertainty around health care, but one thing was clear: Employees will be asked to do more to keep costs down by staying healthy and becoming savvier consumers.
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Lines Drawn as Individual Mandate Heads to High Court

March 8, 2012
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The Supreme Court is expected to rule by June on whether the individual mandate is constitutional. And if not, can it be severed from the rest of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?
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