Business Insurance - _Benefits Management en-us Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:43:25 EST 10 Obama administration floats new prescription contraceptive rules 20140822/NEWS03/140829934 The Obama administration sought Friday to end a long-running controversy by proposing new ways to enable employees of nonprofit religiously affiliated organizations — such as hospitals — and private closely held corporations to obtain... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:09:56 EST National Financial Partners buys mid-market specialist Benefit Resources 20140822/NEWS03/140829938 National Financial Partners Corp. said Friday that it has acquired Cincinnati-based Benefit Resources Inc., which specializes in group benefits, human resources and benefit compliance, and employee benefits administration. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:46:36 EST Judge strikes down Florida ban on same-sex marriage 20140822/NEWS03/140829939 A federal judge has struck down Florida's ban on same-sex marriage. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:13:37 EST Willis partners with sleep health management specialist FusionHealth 20140821/NEWS03/140829956 Willis North America Inc. has partnered with Atlanta-based sleep health management solutions provider FusionHealth to help firms reduce risks associated with sleep disorders. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:00:40 EST California governor decries Calpers vote on pensions 20140820/NEWS03/140829977 (Reuters) — California Gov. Jerry Brown decried a move by the state's giant public pension fund on Wednesday to include temporary pay hikes in the way pensions are calculated for newly hired workers. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:46:26 EST Employers expect modest health plan cost increases in 2015: Survey 20140820/NEWS03/140829982 Employers are expecting only modest increases in 2015 in their group health care plan costs, but are looking at new approaches to continue to keep costs under control, according to a survey released Wednesday. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:49:09 EST Washington state high court rules pension benefit reductions constitutional 20140820/NEWS03/140829987 The Washington State Supreme Court upheld as constitutional two bills passed by the state Legislature in 2007 and 2011 that reduced benefits for some participants in several of the state's pension funds. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:11:46 EST Calpers set to allow 100 extra pay types count toward pensions 20140820/NEWS03/140829989 (Reuters) — The California Public Employees' Retirement System, America's largest public pension fund, is expected to approve nearly 100 types of extra pay on Wednesday. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:14:44 EST West Palm Beach, Fla., contractors must offer domestic partner benefits 20140819/NEWS03/140819836 City commissioners in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday unanimously approved an ordinance requiring private companies that contract with the city to provide equal benefits for domestic partners. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:02:59 EST Pension law, regulation pioneer Robert Nagle dead at 84 20140819/NEWS03/140819841 Robert Nagle, a long-time pension policymaker and regulator, died Saturday at his home in McLean, Virginia. Mr. Nagle, 84, had been battling cancer. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:25:20 EST