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U.S. health care usage, spending resume rise in 2013: Report

Published April 15, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — Americans used more health services and spent more on prescription drugs in 2013, reversing a recent trend, though greater use of cheaper generic drugs helped control spending, according to a new report.

Intel OK'd to fund benefits through captive insurer

Published April 09, 2014 CST

The U.S. Labor Department has given final authorization for Intel Corp. to use its Hawaii captive insurer to fund benefit risks.

CBO predicts 6% annual premium hikes for Obamacare plans this decade

Published April 14, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — The average premium for an Obamacare benchmark plan will rise slightly in 2015 and increase about 6% a year during the rest of this decade, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said on Monday.

Employers switch to high-deductible plans and private exchanges to cut costs

Published April 13, 2014 CST

Benefit managers who are looking to control rising health care costs have converging trends that can aid them in that effort.

Flexible spending accounts' future uncertain as health care rules evolve

Published April 13, 2014 CST

Internal Revenue Service guidance resolves how to integrate health savings accounts with carry-over flexible spending accounts, but employer interest in carry-over FSAs appears limited.