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D.C. appeals court strikes down ACA insurance subsidies for federal exchanges

Published July 22, 2014 CST

A federal appeals court has ruled the Obama administration cannot subsidize insurance premiums for nearly 7 million Americans, dealing a serious blow to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

New actuary tables may be 'nail in the coffin' for DB plans

Published July 23, 2014 CST

The measured value of liabilities for most defined benefit plans will increase between 3% and 8% with the adoption of new mortality tables, said a report from Wilshire Consulting.

IRS releases draft of employer reporting form for health reform law compliance

Published July 25, 2014 CST

The Internal Revenue Service has issued draft versions of the reporting forms most employers will begin using next year to show that their group health insurance plans comply with the health care reform law.

Colorado insurance exchange CEO jumps to Cigna

Published July 25, 2014 CST

Patty Fontneau, CEO of Connect for Health Colorado, will leave her position at the state's health insurance exchange in mid-August to become president of Cigna Corp.'s private exchange business.

4th Circuit upholds premium subsidies for state and federal health exchanges

Published July 22, 2014 CST

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday unanimously upheld the federal government's right to issue premium subsidies for health insurance purchased in both state- and U.S.-operated public exchanges.

Benefit costs, regulations remain top HR concerns: Gallagher survey

Published July 21, 2014 CST

Rising health care costs and evolving regulations continue to be the top human resources challenge facing employers, and many companies are struggling to effectively meet that challenge, according to a new survey.

Federal exchange premium subsidies still available while lawsuits proceed

Published July 23, 2014 CST

The Obama administration has said it will continue providing premium subsidies for health care plans purchased through federally run public exchanges, pending a final resolution of two lawsuits seeking to limit their availability.