The battle cry among House Democratic leaders for a robust public option health care plan based on paying providers Medicare rates plus 5 percent appears to be weakening.
About one-third of group health care plans would be affected by a proposed 40 percent excise tax on insurers and third-party administrators offering high-cost health plans by 2019, a congressional analysis finds.
A benchmarking tool and a benefits trends study allow employers to compare and evaluate their potential benefit offerings.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York, is urging his colleagues to add an amendment to health care reform legislation that would strip health insurers of their limited antitrust exemption
Kelly Services CEO Carl Camden, speaking at a health care summit in suburban Detroit, pronounces employer-based heath care coverage ‘doomed.’
Four nurses announced their plan after they were told they would lose their jobs in November if they did not get the vaccine.
The maximum annual contribution an employee can make through salary reduction to a 401(k) plan will remain at $16,500, while catch-up contributions for employees older than 50 will stay at a maximum of $5,500.
Under IRS rules associated with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, employers are prohibited from collecting genetic information—defined as family medical history—in health risk assessments if that information will be used for ‘underwriting’ purposes. That includes offering employees discounts on their monthly premium contributions or lowering deductibles for completing a health risk assessment.
The drop during a positive equity market was attributed to the declining yield on ‘high quality’ corporate bonds that caused an increase in the value of pension plan liabilities.
The average 401(k) participant lost nearly one-third of his or her retirement account assets in 2008 because of the market downturn, according to a report released by the Investment Company Institute and the Employee Benefit Research Institute.