Monthly Archives: June 2012

Final Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

Read the full Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act as a PDF using the link below. Continue reading

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California health insurers propose raising rates for small firms

Proposed increases of more than 10% in small-business health insurance rates that are going into effect in July or August have drawn scrutiny from state regulators. Continue reading

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What regulatory changes are in store for retirement plans? (Plan Adviser)

The requirement for retirement plan fiduciaries to evaluate plan fees is not new, there is just a stronger framework now that sponsors are required to get fee information from providers. Continue reading

Posted in Executive Benefits, News & Updates, Non Qualified Retirement Plans, Qualified Retirement Plans, Retirement, Retirement Plans

National Health Expenditure Projections

Rising government spending on health care is expected to be driven by faster growth in Medicare enrollment, expanded Medicaid coverage, and the introduction of premium and cost-sharing subsidies for health insurance exchange plans. Continue reading

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Lockton Updates on Obamacare Decisions

Look to Lockton’s Health Reform blog for continued updates on the pending Supreme Court decision. Continue reading

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Health-Care Spending To Reach 20% Of Economy by 2021 (Financial Advisor)

An aging population, improving economy and President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul will push spending on medical services to almost 20 percent of U.S. gross domestic product by 2021, the government projected. Continue reading

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Terrified of Health Care Costs in Retirement?

As reported at large in recent years, saving enough money for retirement is a critical and often scary issue facing Americans today. Why? These three articles shed some light on the concerns. Continue reading

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Looming health care ruling will be among Supreme Court’s most important (CNN)

At issue is the constitutionality of the “individual mandate” section — requiring nearly all Americans to buy health insurance by 2014 or face financial penalties. Twenty-six states in opposition say if that linchpin provision is unconstitutional, the entire law must go Continue reading

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Changes coming to healthcare in 2013

With the Supreme Court set to rule on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) this month, every person in the healthcare business (or in any business, and indeed most people in general) has eyes turned on the ruling. These top headlines discuss potential outcomes. Regardless of the outcome, however, many believe healthcare will be dramatically changed. Read on to find out how and why. Continue reading

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Did DOL just set the upper limit on 401(k) Options? (BenefitsPro)

On May 7, 2012, in question 30 of its “Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2012-02,” the DOL states quite plainly, “Unless participants and beneficiaries are financially sophisticated, many of them may need guidance when choosing their own investments from among a large number of alternatives.” Continue reading

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