Monthly Archives: July 2012

UnitedHealth posts 6% higher profit

Patients cutting back on medical care and elective procedures during a weak economy has helped boost the bottom line for many insurers in recent quarters. Continue reading

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Pension Relief – It’s Finally Here (via Lockton)

While it sounds like a great deal, delaying plan funding may further impair the plan’s prospects for full recovery. The next step for sponsors is to dig below surface level of the new rules to determine the full impact of reducing contributions and the long-term effects of such a funding strategy before making any critical decisions. Continue reading

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About That Investment Tax…

The word is out: Two new taxes on the affluent and wealthy will take effect as scheduled next year as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the health-care overhaul. Continue reading

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Best Hospitals 2012-13 (via U.S. News)

America’s new No. 1 medical center: Mass General. Continue reading

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Who’s saying what about reform? (via BenefitsPro)

There are a lot of players in the reform game—and politicians aren’t the only ones. From consumers to employers, read what groups really think about health reform, how it affects them and what’s next. Continue reading

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Decisions That Affect Consumers’ Health Plan Choices (via Health Affairs)

The Affordable Care Act is intended to bring new health insurance choices to American consumers but — unless we pay attention to the concept of choice architecture — consumers may not be able to identify the best choice for them. Continue reading

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Calls for More Disclosure on Target-Date Funds (via WSJ)

A broader explanation is important, she says, “to help investors understand that there is more to a target-date fund than its asset allocation at the target date.” Continue reading

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