Monthly Archives: May 2015

CFOs Seek to Avoid Bite of Health Law’s Cadillac Tax

via Wall Street Journal Finance chiefs grappling with rising health-care costs face a new dilemma: how to avoid paying hefty taxes on generous employee health-care plans. The Affordable Care Act calls for an excise tax on high-cost health plans, starting … Continue reading

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New Push Ties Cost of Drugs to How Well They Work

via Wall Street Journal Express Scripts Holding Co., a large manager of prescription-drug benefits for U.S. employers and insurers, is seeking deals with pharmaceutical companies that would set pricing for some cancer drugs based on how well they work. The … Continue reading

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Quality Now Trumps Quantity in Stats on Uninsured

via Wall Street Journal Sometimes, fixing one statistical problem creates a new one. For years, the Current Population Surveyconducted by the U.S. Census Bureau overestimated the number of people without health insurance. Last year, the Census Bureau revised the survey to … Continue reading

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High Court Ruling Adds Protection for 401(k) Investors

via Wall Street Journal The Supreme Court on Monday put companies managing 401(k) retirement plans on notice they have a continuing duty to be judicious on plan investment decisions, adding protections for the worker savings plans. A unanimous court said … Continue reading

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Court Makes It Easier to Sue Over 401(k) Retirement Plans

via USA Today The Supreme Court today made it possible for workers saving for retirement to sue their 401(k) plans for offering investments with excessive fees. The court ruled unanimously in favor of current and former workers of Edison International, … Continue reading

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Health Coverage Grows Under Affordable Care Act

via RAND Corporation Insurance coverage has increased across all types of insurance since the major provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act took effect, with a net total of 16.9 million people becoming newly enrolled through February 2015, according to … Continue reading

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Engaging Office Design

via Deloitte HR Times Blog With businesses around the world citing culture and engagement as one of their top challenges (see Culture and engagement: The naked organization), office design is being considered as a multifaceted organization design solution. Companies are … Continue reading

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