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Mercer projects health reform law's 2015 penalties, HSA and HDHP tax limits

Published April 18, 2014 CST

Mercer L.L.C. has projected the amounts employers can expect to pay in 2015 for failing to comply with the health care reform law's “play or pay” provisions in a report released on Tuesday.

UnitedHealth expanding presence in federal exchanges in 2015

Published April 21, 2014 CST

UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest insurer, plans to expand its presence in the state and federal exchange marketplaces in 2015.

Health care exchanges look more appealing to insurers the 2nd time around

Published April 21, 2014 CST

Health insurers appear to be increasingly bullish on the fledgling state and federal exchanges, in spite of disastrous rollouts in many of the online marketplaces last fall. Mounting evidence suggests more health plans are poised to compete for exchange business during the 2015 open-enrollment period.

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.

PBGC reaches settlement with Saint-Gobain to prevent pension plan takeover

Published April 16, 2014 CST

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. has reached a settlement that will allow Saint-Gobain Containers Inc., Muncie, Ind., to continue as the sponsor of its pension plan following threats by the agency to take possession of the plan.