Business Insurance - _Benefits Management http://businessinsurance.com/section/news03 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:11:45 EST 10 Ameriprise to pay $27.5 million in settlement with 401(k) participants http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150326/NEWS03/150329866 20150326/NEWS03/150329866 Ameriprise Financial Inc., Minneapolis, will pay $27.5 million as part of a preliminary settlement with participants in its 401(k) plan, said a court document published Thursday. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:12:08 EST Congress tries to kill health care law again http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150326/NEWS03/150329872 20150326/NEWS03/150329872 President Barack Obama on Wednesday remained upbeat and defiant against his health care reform law's naysayers during a White House event to celebrate the controversial law's fifth birthday. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:11:18 EST Employers sweetening the wellness pot http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150326/NEWS03/150329875 20150326/NEWS03/150329875 More employers are offering financial incentives through wellness programs to improve employees' health, while many are boosting the value of those incentives. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:16:16 EST Health exchanges attracting low-income participants http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150325/NEWS03/150329888 20150325/NEWS03/150329888 Participation in public health insurance exchanges is heavily skewed in favor of those with very low incomes, according to a new analysis. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:05:10 EST Did Justice Kennedy offer a clue to the Supreme Court's pending decision? http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150325/NEWS03/150329889 20150325/NEWS03/150329889 No one can read the U.S. Supreme Court justices' minds, so everyone in health care is parsing their words for signs of how they'll vote in King v. Burwell. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:50:37 EST Obama administration touts health reform's benefits http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150325/NEWS03/150329892 20150325/NEWS03/150329892 The Obama administration is using the fifth anniversary week of the signing of the health care law this week as a catalyst for the release of a slew of statistics to show how the law has met its central objective: reducing the number of Americans without... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:14:55 EST Health care reform credited with $7.4 billion drop in uncompensated care http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150324/NEWS03/150329919 20150324/NEWS03/150329919 Hospitals’ uncompensated-care costs in Medicaid expansion states were reduced by $5 billion in 2014, according to a Health and Human Services report published Monday, the fifth anniversary of President Obama’s signature health care law. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:55:13 EST Republicans eye budget maneuver to pass GOP subsidies fix http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150324/NEWS03/150329920 20150324/NEWS03/150329920 House Ways and Means Chair Paul Ryan, R-Wis., says Republicans need to have a plan in place by June 20 to respond if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down subsidies in up to 37 states. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:54:25 EST Obama marks health care reform's fifth anniversary http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150323/NEWS03/150329935 20150323/NEWS03/150329935 President Obama on Monday commemorated the fifth anniversary of his signing of his landmark health care reform law by touting the act's successes in the face of heavy political opposition. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:38:38 EST Hospital health plans heighten tensions with insurers http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150323/NEWS03/150329950 20150323/NEWS03/150329950 Kevin Lofton, CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives, says his health system's entry into the insurance market has complicated its negotiations with insurers. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:31:59 EST