Business Insurance - _Benefits Management http://businessinsurance.com/section/news03 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Wed, 1 Oct 2014 18:31:41 EST 10 U.S. Court in Oklahoma rules against ACA subsidies on federal exchange http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141001/NEWS03/141009984 20141001/NEWS03/141009984 Another federal court judge has ruled that the IRS overstepped its authority in 2012 rules authorizing government health insurance premium subsides. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:42:33 EST Bristol-Myers Squibb signs $1.4 billion pension buyout deal http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141001/NEWS03/141009990 20141001/NEWS03/141009990 Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. said Tuesday that it is buying a group annuity to provide pension benefits to about 8,000 retirees and their beneficiaries. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:37:35 EST Mercer appoints chief operating, finance officers http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140930/NEWS03/140939984 20140930/NEWS03/140939984 Benefits broker and consultant Mercer L.L.C. has appointed Ken Haderer as its chief operating officer and Helen Shan as chief financial officer, the New York-based company announced on Tuesday. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:42:59 EST Motorola wraps up pension buyout at light speed http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140930/NEWS03/140939988 20140930/NEWS03/140939988 Motorola Solutions Inc.'s pension buyout, the third largest in U.S. history, was the fastest by a mile, taking less than six months from start to finish. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:35:55 EST Unity Health uses FSA carry-over option to ease employee stress over lost money http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140928/NEWS03/309289964 20140928/NEWS03/309289964 Adding an automatic carry-over feature to employees' flexible spending accounts has taken the pressure off Unity Health Care Inc. employees who contribute to FSAs. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 06:00:00 EST Wellness programs grow in popularity as more firms offer financial rewards http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140928/NEWS03/309289968 20140928/NEWS03/309289968 NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — Employers are gradually embracing the concept of providing financial rewards to their employees based on specific health outcomes from their participation in workplace wellness programs. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 06:00:00 EST U.S. public pension gap at least $2 trillion: Moody's http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140926/NEWS03/140929879 20140926/NEWS03/140929879 (Reuters) — The U.S. public pension gap has tripled to at least $2 trillion in less than a decade, Moody's Investors Service Inc. said in a report Thursday. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:02:03 EST Washington Post freezes pension plan, switches to cash balance option http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140925/NEWS03/140929901 20140925/NEWS03/140929901 The Washington Post's parent company is freezing its defined benefit plan and transferring remaining participants to an existing cash balance plan, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:19:42 EST Hospitals' uncompensated care will drop $5.7 billion this year: HHS http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140925/NEWS03/140929909 20140925/NEWS03/140929909 The Obama administration has a new projection of the benefit hospitals will enjoy this year as they provide less care that no one pays for: $5.7 billion. Hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid are getting most of it. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:03:51 EST Motorola Solutions enters into third-largest U.S. pension buyout on record http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140925/NEWS03/140929910 20140925/NEWS03/140929910 Motorola Solutions Inc. entered into a pension buyout agreement with Prudential Insurance Co. of America and will offer lump-sum payouts to terminated vested employees to reduce $4.2 billion in pension obligations. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:55:15 EST