Monthly Archives: October 2013

Federal Health Site Stymied by Lack of Direction

Longtime agency computer experts with different bosses oversaw building the site’s software and hardware components Continue reading

Posted in Health Reform

Insurers Meet With Obama Staff on Fixing Health Exchange

10 insurers met with the Obama administration to discuss correcting flaws in how data from the U.S. health-care marketplaces is transferred to the companies. Continue reading

Posted in Health & Welfare, Health Reform

Social Security’s Real Retirement Age Is 70

Due to increases in Social Security’s Delayed Retirement Credit, the effective retirement age is now 70, with monthly benefits reduced for earlier claiming. Continue reading

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Summary of Legislative, Judicial and Regulatory Retirement News

The IRS released an update to its Priority Guidance Plan for 2013-2014, listing those issues that will be the subject of formal guidance during the next year. Continue reading

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Presentation: Health Reform Turbocharges Corporate Wellness Programs

Health Reform Turbocharges Corporate Wellness Programs Continue reading

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National Health Expenditure Projections: Slow Growth Until Economy Improves

Health spending growth through 2013 is expected to remain slow because of the sluggish economic recovery, continued increases in cost-sharing requirements for the privately insured, and slow growth for public programs. Continue reading

Posted in Health, Health & Welfare, Health Reform

An employer guide to the government shutdown

The Society for Human Resource Management pulled together an extensive list of what’s working and what’s not during the shutdown. Continue reading

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Employers project 4.8 percent rise in 2014 benefit spending

A Mercer study released Tuesday shows that companies expect to bump up their budgets for health benefits for 2014 by 4.8 percent. Continue reading

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

Closer Look at Polls Finds Views of Health Law Less Negative

(via New York Times) On opening day of the new federal and state health insurance exchanges, a deeper look at how Americans view the Affordable Care Act shows that public opinion is not as negative as has been reported. Although … Continue reading

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Overcoming Small Firm Retirement Benefit Challenges

Small companies (10 – 499 employees) face retirement plan coverage and participation, as well as employee retirement readiness, challenges, a report suggests. Continue reading

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