Business Insurance - _Benefits Management http://businessinsurance.com/section/news03 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:10:11 EST 10 Colorado high court upholds COLA reduction for state pension fund http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141021/NEWS03/141029962 20141021/NEWS03/141029962 The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday that the reduction to cost-of-living adjustments for Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association members approved under earlier legislation was constitutional, court documents show. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:09:34 EST McConnell's claims on Kentucky exchange, Obamacare baffle experts http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141021/NEWS03/141029963 20141021/NEWS03/141029963 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has made a habit of saying that repealing the ACA would not necessarily mean shutting down Kentucky's popular insurance exchange. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:59:02 EST HHS form for health care reinsurance fee to be available Friday http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141021/NEWS03/141029964 20141021/NEWS03/141029964 A long-awaited form employers will use to provide the U.S. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:54:58 EST PBGC taking over underfunded plan of manufacturer that filed for bankruptcy http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141017/NEWS03/141019882 20141017/NEWS03/141019882 The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. said Friday that it is taking over the underfunded pension plan of Reichhold Inc., a Durham, North Carolina-based resin manufacturer that filed for bankruptcy last month. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:12:27 EST Ex-PBGC chief Gotbaum joins Brookings Institution http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141016/NEWS03/141019893 20141016/NEWS03/141019893 Joshua Gotbaum, who resigned last month as director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., Wednesday joined the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based think-tank, as a guest scholar. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:50:37 EST Cincinnati health care system freezing pension plans, sweetening 401(k) http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141016/NEWS03/141019897 20141016/NEWS03/141019897 TriHealth, a Cincinnati-based health care system, is freezing its three defined benefit pension plans and beefing up its 401(k) plans. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:57:12 EST Employers taking action to avoid ACA excise tax http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141016/NEWS03/141019910 20141016/NEWS03/141019910 Forty percent of employers say they expect at least one of their health care plans to be affected by a health care reform law-authorized excise tax — unless they act — with many already taking steps to reduce the likelihood that they will be... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:00:00 EST 'Gendernomics' leads to less retirement savings for women http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141015/NEWS03/141019914 20141015/NEWS03/141019914 Because of the “wage gap,” women accrue smaller 401(k) balances on average than their male counterparts even though they typically invest a higher percentage of their salaries. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:51:48 EST Notre Dame offering married same-sex couples health, retirement benefits http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141015/NEWS03/141019917 20141015/NEWS03/141019917 The University of Notre Dame has announced that it will extend spousal benefits to married same-sex couples under its employee health care and retirement plans. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:33:18 EST Pension-related cases being heard by the Supreme Court http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141013/NEWS03/141019955 20141013/NEWS03/141019955 The Supreme Court's new term includes cases challenging investors' burden of proof in securities litigation and whether 401(k) plan fiduciaries can be sued for investment choices made years earlier. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:23:35 EST