Business Insurance - _Benefits Management http://businessinsurance.com/section/news03 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:06:58 EST 10 Aon Hewitt unveils new health plan design for retirees http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141030/NEWS03/141039978 20141030/NEWS03/141039978 A new retiree health care benefits design unveiled Thursday by Aon Hewitt and linked to its private health insurance exchange will give Medicare-eligible retirees greater financial incentives to select more cost-effective plans, the benefit consultant... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:31:14 EST Maximum 2015 FSA contribution allowed increased to $2,550 http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141030/NEWS03/141039984 20141030/NEWS03/141039984 The maximum contribution employees will be able to make to their flexible spending accounts will rise in 2015 by $50 to $2,550, while the maximum pretax contribution employees can make to cover mass transit expenses will be unchanged. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:41:54 EST Cigna says third-quarter revenue increased with customer growth http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141030/NEWS03/141039989 20141030/NEWS03/141039989 Cigna Corp. on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected third-quarter profit as it signed up more medical customers and collected more insurance premiums and administrative fees. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:55:20 EST Federal judge blocks new HHS workaround for birth-control coverage http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141030/NEWS03/141039990 20141030/NEWS03/141039990 A federal judge in Florida on Tuesday jumped into the latest round in the legal wrangling over a Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provision involving birth-control coverage and how it applies to religious institutions. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:44:28 EST Will the Supreme Court accept the Obamacare subsidy challenge Friday? http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141030/NEWS03/141039991 20141030/NEWS03/141039991 The U.S. Supreme Court justices are scheduled on Friday to discuss whether to accept a case with the potential to severely disrupt health coverage for millions of Americans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:24:41 EST Honeywell latest firm to draw EEOC scrutiny over wellness program penalties http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141029/NEWS03/141029759 20141029/NEWS03/141029759 Honeywell International Inc. on Wednesday called the EEOC's recent lawsuit against the company over plans to penalize workers who refuse to participate in its workplace wellness program “frivolous” and “out of step.” Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:46:06 EST Gatorade's workplace fitness program not your average wellness initiative http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141029/NEWS03/141029764 20141029/NEWS03/141029764 Imagine setting a fitness goal — and then announcing it to your entire workplace. Or joining your office-mates in a daily round of planks or jumping jacks. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:45:17 EST WellPoint beats Wall Street expectations as customers grow http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141029/NEWS03/141029766 20141029/NEWS03/141029766 (Reuters) — WellPoint Inc on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit that beat Wall Street expectations as the company’s customers increased in its Medicaid business and in new subsidized individual health plans under the national healthcare... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:44:39 EST Hartford offering to convert monthly annuity to cash lump sum http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141028/NEWS03/141029786 20141028/NEWS03/141029786 Hartford Financial Services Inc. is offering 13,500 former employees the opportunity to convert their future monthly annuity into a cash lump sum. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:21:34 EST Boeing offers lump-sum, immediate annuity options to 40,000 former employees http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141028/NEWS03/141029793 20141028/NEWS03/141029793 Boeing Co. is offering an option of a lump-sum payout or an annuity to 40,000 former employees who have not yet retired, the first time the Chicago-based company has offered such choices from its existing defined benefit plans. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:04:44 EST