Monthly Archives: February 2013

Consumer Driven Health Plans continue to show great results

Recent studies conducted by two of the largest U.S.-based health insurers indicate that employers sponsoring consumer-directed health plans have been substantially more successful in controlling medical costs than traditional HMO and PPO. Continue reading

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ObamaCare and the ’29ers’

Here’s a trend you’ll be reading more about: part-time “job sharing,” not only within firms but
across different businesses. Continue reading

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More Health Reform Guidance from the Feds

Federal authorities have postponed a March 1 deadline for employers to distribute a notice to employees explaining the public health insurance exchanges. Continue reading

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A Health Care Entitlement Worth Ending

Tough decisions about spending were put off until March 1, the new deadline by which Congress must take deficit-cutting action if it is to avoid automatic across-the-board sequestration cuts. Continue reading

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When Can You Amend A Safe Harbor 401(k) Plan?

To say that the plan could not be changed for an entire year would be unrealistic, thus there are limited exceptions. Continue reading

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Virginia struggles with health insurance requirement for part-time workers

State agencies are reducing part-time employees’ hours until officials figure out how to comply with federal health insurance requirements regarding those who work more than 30 hours each week. Continue reading

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In Medicaid, a New Health-Care Fight

Employers in several states are bracing for higher health-care costs as some governors, worried about the impact on state budgets from the federal overhaul, resist a planned Medicaid expansion. Continue reading

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