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Humana Pharmacy Solutions Has New Offerings for Self-Insured Employers

April 12, 2012
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The new options include the Wal-Mart Rx Network, which directs employees to fill prescriptions at the international retailer; and the Rx4Value formulary, which swaps certain name brand drugs for generic.
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Fidelity: Enrollment in Health Savings Accounts Surges

April 12, 2012
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Fidelity said April 11 that the number of health savings accounts it administered in 2011 jumped to 119,000, up 61 percent compared with 74,000 in 2010, its greatest annual increase.
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Little Change for HR in Wake of Health Reform Hearings

April 2, 2012
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Tough questioning of attorneys representing the Obama administration have led some to predict that the U.S. Supreme Court will repeal the mandate, though others say don't read too much into the March 26-28 oral arguments.
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Individual Mandate Rejection Seen as Worst Legal Outcome

April 2, 2012
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According to one expert, if PPACA is allowed to stand without the individual mandate 'the whole thing goes south very quickly.'
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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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Dropping Health Care Coverage No Easy Decision for Employers

March 28, 2012
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Because employer and employee health care benefit contributions are made on a pretax basis, it wil cost employers considerably more than the $2,000-per-employee fee for dropping coverage, if the law survives legal challenges being heard by the Supreme Court.
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Justices Ask Tough Questions on Individual Mandate

March 27, 2012
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The Obama administration, which is defending the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, said Congress had such authority due to its constitutional power to regulate interstate commerce.
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