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3.1 Million Young Adults Gained Coverage Through Health Care Reform: HHS

June 20, 2012
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The increase is directly attributable to the young adult coverage provision in the health care reform law, federal researchers say.
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Employers Can Do More to Help Workers Avoid Missteps When Choosing a Health Plan

June 19, 2012
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A new study by the Pacific Business Group on Health reveals that most workers don't understand the terminology used by health plans and aren't able to accurately figure out which plan will offer them the most benefits at the least cost.
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Employee Benefits Broker Hylant Group Acquires Employee Benefits Agency AGIS

June 14, 2012
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As a result of the acquisition, AGIS clients will now have access to the full range of resources available to them through Hylant's employee benefits practice.
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Health Care Reform Takes Center Stage at SHRM Event

June 8, 2012
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Typically, SHRM's conference agenda reflects the economic, political and other realities of the workplace, and this year is no different. Several sessions are scheduled on the topics of health care reform, social media, aging workers and domestic partner benefits.
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Defense of Marriage Act Struck Down By U.S. Appeals Court

June 1, 2012
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Seven married same-sex couples and three widowers of gay spouses filed suit in the U.S. District Court in Boston in 2009 seeking to block federal employers from enforcing the DOMA restrictions.
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IRS Relaxes Health Reform Law $2,500 Limit for Noncalendar-Year FSAs

May 31, 2012
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Employer benefits lobbying groups complained that the limit would effectively force noncalendar-year plans to comply with the rule before the statutory effective date.
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers Cite Employees' Unhealthy Behavior as Biggest Challenge: Study

May 18, 2012
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In the past five years, the percentage of plan sponsors who list the breadth of coverage offered to employees as a top priority for their plans has fallen 14 percent from 57 percent at the end of 2011. Simultaneously, the percentage of sponsors citing a balance of cost and care as a top plan priority has risen to 78 percent from 41 percent in 2006.
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Wellness Isn't Such a Foreign Concept to American Express Employees Overseas

May 16, 2012
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The New York-based financial-services company has taken on such issues as food safety and prenatal care as part of a broader global wellness effort it launched in 2009.
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Essential Health Benefit Packages Under Health Care Reform Have Employers Wary

May 7, 2012
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Large and small employers have banded together to form the Essential Health Benefits Coalition to voice concerns in Washington and statehouses around the country on the issue.
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