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Articles by Rebecca Vesely

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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Insurer Goes After Surgery Centers for Out-of-Network Charges

May 1, 2012
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Employers are addressing the practice in part by looking at their benefit design and increasing deductibles and lowering out-of-pocket maximums so workers must pay a larger share for going out of network.
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CFOs Say Keeping Worker Health Benefits a Boon for Business

March 7, 2012
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Most CFOs surveyed by the Integrated Benefits Institute say that maintaining the good health of their employees offers a competitive advantage
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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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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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Health Care Insurers Tailor Service During Downturn

February 2, 2009
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At a time when major health insurers are facing declining enrollment in employer-sponsored plans, several are rolling out the red carpet for companies.
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