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Coke, J&J join big companies behind new employee wellness push

Published September 17, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — Leaders of some of the biggest U.S. corporations unveiled a campaign on Tuesday to reduce the nation's health care costs, urging their peers to embrace wellness programs to improve employee health.

Enrollment in high-deductible health plans keeps growing: Report

Published September 16, 2014 CST

Enrollment in high-deductible health insurance plans, including consumer-driven health plans, continues to grow, the National Center for Health Statistics said in a report Tuesday.

Health benefits costs back on the rise: Mercer survey

Published September 11, 2014 CST

Following several consecutive years of decline, the average rate of increase in health benefit costs has begun to trend back upward, according to preliminary survey results published Thursday by Mercer L.L.C.

California law guarantees workers three paid sick days a year

Published September 10, 2014 CST

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Wednesday legislation that provides California workers with up to 24 hours or three days of paid sick leave per year.

App developers seek clearer U.S. health data privacy guidelines

Published September 16, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — Developers of apps for mobile devices are asking a U.S. agency to clarify its rules for protecting patient health information to reflect the fast-evolving technology.

More than 42 million Americans lacked health insurance in 2013: Census Bureau

Published September 16, 2014 CST

More than 42 million Americans — 13.4% of the U.S. population — lacked health insurance coverage in 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday in a new survey.

High-deductible plans and wellness programs keep health care costs low

Published September 14, 2014 CST

Employers' move to high-deductible health plans and greater use of generic drugs and wellness programs are limiting increases in health care costs, with no sign that premiums will surge in the near future.

Marietta, Georgia, extends pension benefits to married same-sex couples

Published September 12, 2014 CST

The city of Marietta, Georgia, has extended spousal benefits under its pension plan to legally wed same-sex couples.