Business Insurance - _Benefits Management http://businessinsurance.com/section/news03 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:14:43 EST 10 Many private health exchange options for post-65 retirees http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141123/NEWS03/141129949 20141123/NEWS03/141129949 There are as many as 100 private exchange options available to employers offering post-65 retiree health benefits, according to research by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:00:00 EST Supreme Court reviewing pivotal health insurance exchange premium subsidy case http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141123/NEWS03/311239982 20141123/NEWS03/311239982 The ability of employers to slash their early retiree health care costs will depend on the outcome of an upcoming U.S. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:00:00 EST Employers focus on health insurance plans providing better care and lower costs http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141123/NEWS03/311239986 20141123/NEWS03/311239986 WASHINGTON — Employers and health insurers are pursuing fresh benefit plan designs and communication strategies aimed at reducing medical costs and improving overall health conditions among employees and their families. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:00:00 EST Financial wellness programs help workers prepare for retirement http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141123/NEWS03/311239993 20141123/NEWS03/311239993 Many older employees have delayed retirement in response to investment losses during the prolonged soft economy, motivating some employers to explore more comprehensive financial education resources. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:00:00 EST Employees' financial literacy helps employers as workforce ages http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141123/NEWS03/311239994 20141123/NEWS03/311239994 Despite not bearing any of the direct financial risk associated with 401(k) and other defined contribution retirement plans, many employers provide financial education resources to employees for several reasons. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:00:00 EST Legal challenges make employers wary of moving early retirees to public health exchanges http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141123/NEWS03/311239995 20141123/NEWS03/311239995 Most employers are taking a wait-and-see approach before sending their early retirees to public exchanges to get health insurance. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:00:00 EST Public exchange premium subsidies could reduce health costs for pre-Medicare retirees http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141123/NEWS03/311239996 20141123/NEWS03/311239996 Thanks to the health care reform law, lower-income pre-Medicare eligible retirees no longer are big losers if their former employers terminate health care coverage. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:00:00 EST Employers moving post-65 retirees to private health insurance exchanges http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141123/NEWS03/311239997 20141123/NEWS03/311239997 A growing number of employers that offer health insurance to post-65 retirees are turning to private exchanges since the health care reform law took effect to provide coverage on an individual basis, often at a lower cost than their group plans could. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:00:00 EST California health insurance exchange’s open enrollment off to big start http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141121/NEWS03/141129953 20141121/NEWS03/141129953 California, the biggest public health insurance exchange, says enrollment for 2015 is far eclipsing the enrollment rate during the comparable period last year. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:14:45 EST Judge rules Illinois pension reform law is unconstitutional http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141121/NEWS03/141129955 20141121/NEWS03/141129955 A Sangamon County, Illinois, Circuit Court judge ruled Friday that Illinois’ pension reform law passed last year is unconstitutional. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:47:36 EST