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Study: Younger Workers Worried About Retirement

February 28, 2012
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While older workers tend to be more concerned about retirement than their younger colleagues, the survey found that the most dramatic shift in attitudes toward retirement security has been among the under-40 set.
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Consultant Imagines Health Plan That May Cut Corporate Costs

February 22, 2012
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Each participating company would pitch in to implement and maintain the network, with the cost likely to be based on a subscription model, including the number of participating employees and retirees and how much their medical care costs.
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States Get $229 Million for Health Insurance Exchanges

February 22, 2012
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The total number of states receiving grants to establish state health insurance exchanges rose to 34 with the issuance of $229 million in federal funds to 10 states Feb. 22.
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Survey: CFOs View Employee Health as Affecting the Bottom Line

February 15, 2012
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The survey, conducted by the not-for-profit Integrated Benefits Institute in San Francisco, indicates that the C-suite is increasingly involved in decisions regarding health benefits and the overall wellness of workers.
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Automatic Enrollment in Larger Employer Health Plans Delayed to 2014

February 15, 2012
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In recent guidance by the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Internal Revenue Service, the agencies said the requirement will not go into effect until regulations are issued.
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Obama Administration Compromises on Prescription Contraceptive Rules

February 10, 2012
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Administration officials did not address how the coverage would be provided if the employer was self-insured. That issue is expected to be addressed in regulations to be released later.
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Small Employers Exploring Health Care Exchange Options

February 9, 2012
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A survey of 300 small-business owners in New York found that 84 percent believe health insurance exchanges, which will be in place in 2014 under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, are a good idea; 76 percent said they would consider using an exchange when enrolling employees in a health program.
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Administration Rethinks Contraceptive Mandate for Religious-Affiliated Employers

February 8, 2012
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Employers, such as hospitals and universities, that are affiliated with religious organizations would have to comply with the requirement for health care plan years that begin one year later.
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Magazine Pans 'Mini-Med' Plans

February 7, 2012
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A total of 3.9 million people were covered by such plans as of January, according to Consumer Reports.
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