Business Insurance - _Benefits Management http://businessinsurance.com/section/news03 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:25:25 EST 10 Cigna to expand into new state exchanges despite early exchange financial losses http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140731/NEWS03/140739947 20140731/NEWS03/140739947 Insurer Cigna Corp. plans to enter health insurance exchanges in Maryland, Georgia and Missouri next year, expanding its investment in the newly created markets despite losses seen in other exchange markets. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:06:44 EST Single payment option available for Transitional Reinsurance Program fee: HHS http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140731/NEWS03/140739948 20140731/NEWS03/140739948 Employers will have their choice to pay a controversial health care reform law fee in one payment or two installments, according to new guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:41:27 EST Census Bureau to release annual uninsured report in September http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140731/NEWS03/140739949 20140731/NEWS03/140739949 The U.S. Census Bureau in mid-September will release its annual report on the number of people in the United States without health insurance. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:20:40 EST House approves resolution to sue Obama for ACA employer mandate delay http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140731/NEWS03/140739957 20140731/NEWS03/140739957 On a near-party-line vote, the House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a resolution authorizing the House leadership to sue President Barack Obama for regulatory action taken last year that delayed the health care reform law’s employer... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:13:48 EST Cigna second-quarter profit rises as premium revenue grows http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140731/NEWS03/140739959 20140731/NEWS03/140739959 (Reuters) — U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp. on Thursday said second-quarter profit and revenue both rose as it took in more health care premiums and fees from more customers in its commercial business. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:10:51 EST Federal Obamacare market still faces cost overruns, delays: Watchdog http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140731/NEWS03/140739961 20140731/NEWS03/140739961 (Reuters) — Ten months after the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, Obamacare's federal health insurance exchange is still dogged by cost overruns and technology delays that could hamper enrollment when it resumes in November, a U.S. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:12:22 EST ACA creation didn't violate constitutional rules on new taxes: Appeals court http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140730/NEWS03/140739981 20140730/NEWS03/140739981 A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that Congress did not violate a U.S. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:09:57 EST Humana says profit fell on health reform, drug costs http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140730/NEWS03/140739990 20140730/NEWS03/140739990 (Reuters) — U.S. health insurer Humana Inc. on Wednesday said second-quarter profit fell due to investments in the exchanges created under President Barack Obama's health care reform law as well as costly new hepatitis C drug treatments. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:35 EST WellPoint medical cost ratio drives second-quarter profit beat http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140730/NEWS03/140739991 20140730/NEWS03/140739991 (Reuters) — U.S. health insurer WellPoint Inc. on Wednesday reported a decline in second-quarter profit, but its closely watched medical costs as a percentage of premiums ratio improved and it beat Wall Street estimates. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:25:03 EST PBGC takes over pension plan sponsored by estate of Victor Posner http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140729/NEWS03/140729817 20140729/NEWS03/140729817 The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. is taking over and terminating the underfunded pension plan sponsored by the estate of one-time businessman and corporate raider Victor Posner. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:18:43 EST