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

Private Exchanges Spur Coverage Shift
Rising costs and regulatory demands will fuel the growth of private health exchanges over the next decade, a new report attests.

Benefits Education Tied to Contented Workers
A good benefits education program drives up employee satisfaction; encourage use of benefits information resources.

California Enacts Mandatory Paid Sick Leave
The new state statute provides workers with three paid sick days per year, including part-time, temporary and seasonal employees.

Sept. 22 Deadline for Updating HIPAA Business Associate Agreements
The transition period for adopting updated business associate agreements under HIPAA ends soon.

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.

Second Medical Opinions: The Right Remedy?
More employers encourage second opinions for high-cost procedures.

FSA Open Enrollment Reminders
Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) continue to garner significant questions from employees during open enrollment.

Consumer-Directed Satisfaction Gap Slims
Who’s happier with their health plan—those in traditional managed care plans, or those in consumer-driven and high-deductible plans?

 

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