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Articles by Jerry Geisel

Congressional Panel to Vote on Bill to Overturn Health Care Reform Law Provision

May 30, 2012
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The bill, H.R. 5842, to be considered by the House Ways and Means Committee, would eliminate the OTC restrictions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
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Regulators Provide Guidance on Summary of Benefits Rules

May 14, 2012
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Officials said they did not 'intend' to impose penalties during the first year the requirement is in effect so long as employers are working in 'good faith' to comply.
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Study: Couple Retiring in 2012 Needs $240K to Cover Medical Expenses

May 9, 2012
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Of the $240,000 needed to cover a retired couple's health care expenses, Fidelity estimates 32 percent will go toward paying Medicare Part B and Part D premiums; 45 percent will be consumed by expenses not covered by Medicare; and 23 percent will be spent on out-of-pocket prescription drug expenses.
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Employers on Non-Calendar Fiscal Years Seek FSA Mandate Relief

May 1, 2012
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Under a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2013, the maximum annual contribution employees can make to their FSAs is $2,500.
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Ford to Offer Lump-Sum Pension Payouts to Ex-Workers

April 27, 2012
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When individuals take a lump-sum payment rather than continued monthly benefits, Ford no longer will face such risks as paying more than expected if the individuals live longer than expected.
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