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IRS Delays W-2 Health Cost Reporting Requirement

October 13, 2010
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Under the relief, health care cost information will have to be reported on the 2012 W-2s, which are issued in 2013.
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White House Defends Mini-Med Plan Waivers

October 11, 2010
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Without such waivers, it would be difficult or impossible for the plans, which typically have low annual dollar limits, to meet a key health care reform requirement.
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McDonald's Mini-Med Plan puts Health Reform Under Microscope

October 6, 2010
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The fast-food giant drew attention last week for a memo it sent the Department of Health and Human Services, warning that its so-called mini-med plan would not comply with a section of the new health reform law requiring 80 percent to 85 percent of premiums to be paid out in benefits. McDonald’s denied reports that it might drop the coverage if it doesn’t get a waiver.
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Report Workers Comp Premiums Drop for Fifth Straight Year

October 5, 2010
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Economic conditions and a jobless recovery are contributing to sluggish premium growth, meaning an industry rebound will be slow.
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GM, Union Cut Historic Deal to Make Subcompact Car Profitably in U.S.

October 5, 2010
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About 900 of the 1,200 to 1,500 laid-off workers at the Michigan plant will be able to return at full wages and benefits. The remaining laid-off workers will have the option of coming back with Tier 2 wages and full benefits or seeking a transfer to another GM plant.
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Premiums to Rise 7.3 Percent in Federal Employees Health Program

October 4, 2010
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Like the private sector, the federal program also will expand coverage next year to meet mandates in the new health reform law.
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Aon Completes Acquisition of Hewitt

October 4, 2010
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Chicago-based Aon will integrate Hewitt and its Aon Consulting unit and has changed its name to Aon Hewitt Inc. A decision has not yet been made on where Aon Hewitt will be based.
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McDonalds Health Coverage Draws Capitol Hill Attention

October 4, 2010
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The senator asked for information on coverages, deductibles, premiums, copayments and other “out-of-pocket” costs that McDonald’s workers pay, and how much they have received in benefits over the past five years, with a deadline of Oct. 15.
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Senate Rejects Canceling Grandfathered Plan Rules

September 30, 2010
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The vote could be a ‘harbinger of what may happen in the new Congress.’
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Early Retiree Reimbursement Program Exclusions Released

September 30, 2010
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Under the Early Retiree Reimbursement Program established as part of the health reform law, the federal government will reimburse employers for claims incurred by retirees at least age 55 and not yet eligible for Medicare as well as their dependents, regardless of age.
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