Monthly Archives: June 2015

Pressure to Cut Employee Benefits Threatens Labor Peace

via Wall Street Journal Many big companies are pushing to cut spending on employee benefits—from pensions to health insurance—and could face labor strikes as a result. In all, major employers have about 400,000 union workers whose contracts are up for … Continue reading

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Company Benefits Get More Generous

via Wall Street Journal Wage growth is weak, but employers are using benefits packages to improve compensation and keep workers from jumping ship. As the labor market improves and companies get more aggressive about retaining workers, employers are offering a … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Upholds Obama’s Health-Law Subsidies

via Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a pillar of the Affordable Care Act, rescuing for the second time the most ambitious social program in nearly 50 years and ensuring that the law’s ultimate fate will be … Continue reading

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Alert: Supreme Court Saves the Day, Again, for the Affordable Care Act

via Lockton Benefit Group The United States Supreme Court has again rescued a significant piece of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Court has decided that a public health insurance exchange run by the federal government – as opposed to a state … Continue reading

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CFO’s Top Management & Policy Priorities

via Wall Street Journal The five task forces at the CFO Network conference presented their recommendations to the full conference, which voted these the top overall priorities: 1. Bring Broad Perspectives 2. Set Tone at the Top for Cybersecurity 3. Reform … Continue reading

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Insurers Playing a Game of Thrones

via Wall Street Journal Big U.S. insurers are courting one another for possible multibillion-dollar deals. How they pair off could have significant implications for the managed-care industry, its individual and corporate customers, and U.S. medical providers. Each potential target has … Continue reading

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What Americans Know About King v. Burwell

via RAND Corporation Later this month, the Supreme Court is expected to hand down its ruling in the case of King v. Burwell, a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with potentially major consequences for millions of Americans who have … Continue reading

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Why Business Owners Need Disability Coverage

via Wall Street Journal Disability coverage may be the least understood and most neglected area of business planning. Most people know that it’s important to prepare for a possible death, but rarely do they imagine that a partner or key … Continue reading

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Why People Don’t Buy Long-Term-Care Insurance

via Wall Street Journal When it comes to long-term care, two facts stand out. First, an estimated 70% of people will need such care, which will be costly. And second, most of them refuse to buy insurance to cover it. The … Continue reading

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Surprise Bills for Many Under Health Law

via Wall Street Journal Many consumers with health coverage through the Affordable Care Act are facing unexpected medical bills that in some cases greatly exceed the law’s caps on out-of-pocket expenses. The law’s limits don’t apply to charges from out-of-network … Continue reading

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