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Big Employers Expect to Take Excise Tax Hit
Employers will be ensnared in health reform's excise tax on "high value" plans in 2018, unless they take action now.

Speak Up on Health Reform Fixes
HR pros can influence health care reform by ensuring that policymakers hear their concerns, especially with regards to proposed regulations.

Mid-Year Departures from Cafeteria Plans OK’d
The IRS authorizes employees to revoke their election of a noncalendar year employer health plan in order to purchase a calendar year plan through a public exchange.

Private Exchanges Spur Coverage Shift
Rising costs and regulatory demands will fuel the growth of private health exchanges over the next decade (updated; podcast interview added).

Additional Enrollees May Drive Up Costs
Health care reform's individual coverage requirement means more workers will enroll in employer-provided plans.

Modest Premium Growth, Steep Deductible Hikes
Despite modest growth in health premiums, deductibles for group plans have risen 47 percent since 2009.

Nov. 5 Deadline for ‘HPID’ Identifier
Large plans require health plan identifiers (HPIDs) by Nov. 5, 2014; small plans have another year.

Employers Get Aggressive to Control Costs
Organizations continuing to rethink subsidies for spouses and dependents, and are making other adjustments, a new study of health plan changes reveals.

Find the Right 401(k) Match
Look at the bottom line to determine a match that can be sustained.

 

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