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State challenges health care reform law's reinsurance fee

Published January 26, 2015 CST

The state of Ohio and several Ohio public entities, including universities, filed suit Monday in federal court challenging as unconstitutional a health care reform law-authorized program that requires employers to pay billions of dollars to the federal government.

Timken to buy Prudential annuity for pension benefits

Published January 23, 2015 CST

North Canton, Ohio-based bearings and power transmissions manufacturer The Timken Co. said it is buying a group annuity to provide pension benefits to about 5,000 retirees and their beneficiaries.

Huge price gaps for hip, knee replacements 'seemingly random'

Published January 21, 2015 CST

(Reuters) — Hip and knee replacements, two of the fastest-growing U.S. medical procedures, are subject to huge — and apparently random — price variations within the same geographical areas.

More employers use workplace wellness programs to reward healthy behavior

Published January 18, 2015 CST

As employers pursue effective workplace wellness programs, their embrace of results-based financial incentives and other emerging health management strategies is likely to broaden this year.

U.S. Supreme Court rules for employer in retiree benefits fight

Published January 26, 2015 CST

(Reuters) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a company that amended a collective bargaining agreement to force retirees to pay toward health care costs.

Health care reform cuts nation's uninsured by nearly 20 million

Published January 27, 2015 CST

The 2010 health care reform law will make a huge dent in the number of Americans without health insurance, according to the latest estimates from congressional researchers.

Court says misleading manual provides FMLA coverage

Published January 26, 2015 CST

A Michigan county road commission employee was entitled to coverage under the federal Family Medical Leave Act, even though the commission was not obligated to provide the coverage, because of a misleading statement in its employee manual, says an appellate court.