Business Insurance - _Benefits Management http://businessinsurance.com/section/news03 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:16:18 EST 10 Health exchange enrollees in California get $3.2 billion in fed premium subsidies http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150127/NEWS03/150129864 20150127/NEWS03/150129864 California residents eligible for federal health care reform law premium subsidies received $3. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:02:52 EST State challenges health care reform law's reinsurance fee http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150126/NEWS03/150129883 20150126/NEWS03/150129883 The state of Ohio and several Ohio public entities, including universities, filed suit Monday in federal court challenging as unconstitutional a health care reform law-authorized program that requires employers to pay billions of dollars to the federal... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:24:48 EST U.S. Supreme Court rules for employer in retiree benefits fight http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150126/NEWS03/150129889 20150126/NEWS03/150129889 (Reuters) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a company that amended a collective bargaining agreement to force retirees to pay toward health care costs. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:46:02 EST Timken to buy Prudential annuity for pension benefits http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150123/NEWS03/150129914 20150123/NEWS03/150129914 North Canton, Ohio-based bearings and power transmissions manufacturer The Timken Co. said it is buying a group annuity to provide pension benefits to about 5,000 retirees and their beneficiaries. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:38:33 EST Republicans move to kill health reform law's individual mandate http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150122/NEWS03/150129946 20150122/NEWS03/150129946 Legislation that would eliminate the health reform law's mandate for most Americans to buy insurance was introduced Wednesday by a pair of senators running the committees with the most influence over health care issues. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:13:05 EST Federal health exchange enrollment hits 7.1 million http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150121/NEWS03/150129959 20150121/NEWS03/150129959 More than 7.1 million individuals signed up for health insurance plans through the federal exchange during the first nine weeks of the 2015 open enrollment season, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported Wednesday. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:12:35 EST Huge price gaps for hip, knee replacements 'seemingly random' http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150121/NEWS03/150129965 20150121/NEWS03/150129965 (Reuters) — Hip and knee replacements, two of the fastest-growing U.S. medical procedures, are subject to huge — and apparently random — price variations within the same geographical areas. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:23:04 EST Obama says Affordable Care Act is key to economic recovery http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150121/NEWS03/150129966 20150121/NEWS03/150129966 President Barack Obama described the Affordable Care Act as part of the fabric of middle-class economic recovery as he delivered a State of the Union address to a Republican-controlled Congress intent on dismantling the law. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:52:14 EST UnitedHealth ends 2014 with sizable profit http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150121/NEWS03/150129969 20150121/NEWS03/150129969 UnitedHealth Group Inc. beat the predictions of Wall Street analysts in the fourth quarter of 2014 in what turned out to be a better-than-expected year for the health insurer. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:37:35 EST More employers use workplace wellness programs to reward healthy behavior http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150118/NEWS03/301189978 20150118/NEWS03/301189978 As employers pursue effective workplace wellness programs, their embrace of results-based financial incentives and other emerging health management strategies is likely to broaden this year. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:00:00 EST