Monthly Archives: August 2012

Health Risk Solutions program data shows positive results

Although a return on investment (ROI) could not be guaranteed, the employer recognized at the outset that improved employee health would reduce its healthcare costs and improve employee productivity. Continue reading

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Cheesecake Factory Medicine (via WSJ)

Paul Ryan’s critics and the architects of ObamaCare reveal their real vision for health care: coercion. Continue reading

Posted in Health, Health & Welfare, Health Reform, News & Updates

3 ways health care spending will affect the economy

We all know by now health reform isn’t free. Who is going to shoulder the cost? Everyone, according to these three articles. Continue reading

Posted in Health, Health & Welfare, Health Reform

Do you provide benefits education?

Benefits education is not as prevalent as it should be, according to recent studies. These three articles highlight some of the major shortfalls employer’s face in educating participants. The benefit? Your employees may report higher job satisfaction. Continue reading

Posted in Executive Benefits, Qualified Retirement Plans, Retirement, Retirement Plans

U.S. health care scores B-C average among employers {via Deloitte}

U.S. health care scores B-C average among employers (graph). Continue reading

Posted in Executive Benefits, Health, Health & Welfare, Health Reform, News & Updates

Concerns over Self-Directed Brokerage in 401(k)

On August 30, 2012, all defined contribution plan sponsors must provide fee and expense information to their plan’s participants nut he new participant␣-­level fee disclosures required by ERISA 404(a)(5). Continue reading

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Demise of Health Coverage Exaggerated

Deloitte research shows that 9% of employers expect to eliminate health benefits within three years. But that result isn’t nearly as sensational as many reports on the research implied. Continue reading

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How New Health Insurance Subsidies Will Work {via USNews}

How New Health Insurance Subsidies Will Work {via USNews Money} Beginning in 2014, enormous insurance premium subsidies and payment supports will be available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to millions of lower-income individuals and families. While Obamacare could always … Continue reading

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Swap health care for retirement benefits? {via BenefitsPro}

American workers not ready to sacrifice their own future retirement benefits to boost those health services. Continue reading

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Economic Scorecard Q2 2012

Great quick “at a glance” of 2012 Q2 overall economic performance from Lockton >> On the Mark – Q2 2012

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