Business Insurance - _Benefits Management http://businessinsurance.com/section/news03 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:15:33 EST 10 Supreme Court could give definitive ruling on states' rights to ban gay marriage http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141221/NEWS03/312219981 20141221/NEWS03/312219981 A definitive ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on states' rights to ban gay marriage could come as early as June 2015, experts say, bringing welcome relief for employers and their benefits management staffs. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:00:00 EST Multiemployer pension plan reform bill allows benefit cuts to avoid insolvency http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141221/NEWS03/312219987 20141221/NEWS03/312219987 Eleventh-hour congressional action last week ends any imminent risk of the collapse of big, massively underfunded multiemployer pension plans and the federal insurance program that guarantees a portion of participants' benefits, but long-term problems... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:00:00 EST Health care reform developments dominate benefits management issues in 2014 http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141221/NEWS03/312219991 20141221/NEWS03/312219991 Topped by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to review whether individuals can obtain premium subsidies to buy health insurance in federal exchanges, developments related to the health care reform law dominated 2014. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:00:00 EST 2015 benefits management outlook shaped by courts and congressional changes http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141221/NEWS03/312219992 20141221/NEWS03/312219992 The U.S. Supreme Court and Congress will play key roles in the future of the health care reform law. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:00:00 EST SIIA petitions Supreme Court to review Michigan health claims tax http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141219/NEWS03/141219808 20141219/NEWS03/141219808 The Self-Insurance Institute of America Inc. has formally petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn an appeals court decision upholding a Michigan law that imposes a 1% tax on paid health care claims. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:37:49 EST California health exchange logs 144,178 new enrollees in first month http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141219/NEWS03/141219809 20141219/NEWS03/141219809 California, which has the biggest public health insurance exchange, says enrollment for 2015 is far ahead of the enrollment rate during a similar period last year. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:32:22 EST Vermont governor dumps statewide universal health care law effort http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141218/NEWS03/141219837 20141218/NEWS03/141219837 Vermont is abandoning efforts to move to a publicly financed health care system to ensure universal coverage, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Wednesday. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:08:25 EST More than 700,000 enroll through state insurance exchanges in first month http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141218/NEWS03/141219839 20141218/NEWS03/141219839 Nearly 740,000 people have selected or re-enrolled into a qualified health plan across 13 state based-exchanges, according to state-released estimates. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:54:24 EST NCR signs $160 million pension buyout deal http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141217/NEWS03/141219857 20141217/NEWS03/141219857 NCR Corp. on Wednesday said it is buying a group annuity to provide pension benefits to about 4,500 retirees and their beneficiaries. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:43:43 EST Obama signs multiemployer pension measure into law http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141217/NEWS03/141219859 20141217/NEWS03/141219859 President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed into law legislation that will allow trustees of financially distressed multiemployer pension plans to cut participants' benefits to prevent the plans from becoming insolvent. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:13:31 EST