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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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Aetna Accuses New York Doctors of Overcharging Patients

February 7, 2012
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The insurance company's lawsuit takes aim at the practice called 'balance billing,' which wallops some customers with fees big enough to buy a house.
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House Votes to Repeal CLASS Act

February 2, 2012
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The House of Representatives voted to repeal the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act, a long-term-care insurance provision of the 2010 health care reform law.
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Domestic Partners Finding Some Tax Relief on Health Benefits

January 25, 2012
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Ernst & Young joins other large firms offering to reimburse eligible employees for the tax burden—also known as a ‘gross up'—they incur on health care benefits.
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Together at Last: How HR and Finance Are Working Together to Rein in Costs

January 24, 2012
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HR may lead discussions about which health benefits programs to invest in, but finance is playing a larger role in the final decisions on where those dollars will be spent.
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Employer's Guide to Health Reform: How to Shop for Insurance in a Changing Landscape

January 23, 2012
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The Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010 and being rolled out in stages, is designed to ease health care cost pressures. Still, skeptics abound, and a pending ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court over a key provision of the law—whether the government can require Americans to buy insurance—only adds to the confusion for small-business owners shopping for coverage.
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Google Gets Tentative OK to Fund Benefit Risks Through Hawaii Captive

January 17, 2012
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The Mountain View, Calif.-based search engine and technology giant wants to use Imi Assurance Inc. to reinsure life, accidental death and dismemberment, and long-term disability policies written by Prudential Insurance Co. of America.Imi was licensed by Hawaii regulators in December 2010 and is authorized to write property and casualty coverage.
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Boomers Roll the Dice, Skip Meds to Make Ends Meet

January 11, 2012
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Falling investment returns, rising costs of necessities has pre-retirees cutting back on prescriptions and skipping doctors' appointments, study finds.
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CIGNA, New York Physician Group Launch Accountable Care Initiative

January 11, 2012
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Under the program, registered nurses employed by 71 Weill Cornell primary care physicians will serve as clinical care coordinators, using patient-specific data provided by CIGNA to identify and reach out to patients discharged from the hospital who might be at risk for readmission, patients who may be overdue for important health screenings or those who may have skipped a prescription refill.
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