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April 24, 2014
IRS announces 2015 HSA limits
Maximum contributions to health savings accounts will jump slightly next year. ... Full Story
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April 24, 2014
Americans enjoy saving more than spending
The 2014 saving-spending gap is one of the widest since Gallup began tracking Americans' preferences in 2001. ... Full Story
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April 24, 2014
Advantage plans offer more benefits than Medicare
Nearly all Medicare Advantage plans provided coverage for a minimum of one extra insurance benefit — vision, dental, or hearing — not covered by Medicare, according to HealthPocket analysis. ... Full Story
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April 24, 2014
For PPACA plans, healthy may be deadly
Oliver Wyman analysts say HHS could underpay for low-risk enrollees. ... Full Story
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April 24, 2014
PPACA fees to eat 5 percent of premiums
Harvard Pilgrim shows the impact of the extra costs in a small-group filing. ... Full Story
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April 23, 2014
American workers more physically than financially fit
The vast majority (84 percent), however, also believe that maintaining physical fitness is an investment in their financial future. ... Full Story
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April 23, 2014
Illinois mayors call for police, fire pension reform
Mayors across the state of Illinois are urging legislators to overhaul police and fire pension plans to alleviate the financial burden on local governments. ... Full Story
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April 23, 2014
Brokers say premiums are skyrocketing
Brokers say health insurance premiums are rising so sharply that, in some states, increases are in the triple-digits. ... Full Story
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April 23, 2014
Credit card debt, credit score more embarrassing than age, weight
A poll finds that 37 percent of respondents were embarrassed to admit they had credit card debt and 30 percent were embarrassed to share their credit score. ... Full Story
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April 23, 2014
Provider supply can stretch
Economists find flexible rules for assistants help avoid benefit-expansion-related shortages. ... Full Story
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April 23, 2014
Top 10 best (and worst) jobs
If it’s excitement you want in a job, then the list of the Top 10 Best Jobs in the U.S. may not be the best place to starting looking. But if stability and consistency are what you desire, then the list should meet your job-hunting needs.... Full Story
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April 23, 2014
CEO comp stagnant in 2013
American CEOs weren’t reduced to clipping coupons in 2013. But activists who chronically complain about outrageous CEO compensation should be somewhat mollified by the second consecutive year of mediocre CEO comp increases.... Full Story
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April 23, 2014
Workers with DB plans more concerned about retirement
Workers who participate in defined benefit pension plans are more concerned about their retirement than those who are in defined contribution plans, according to research by Towers Watson.... Full Story
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April 23, 2014
DB plans offer benefits to both employer, employee
For some large companies, a defined benefits plan is a cost-effective way to provide additional rewards to some of their most valuable workers while allowing the employer to retire employees in an orderly manner, according to a new paper released by Towers Watson.... Full Story
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April 22, 2014
Docs frustrated with health care changes
Changes to the health care landscape — notably PPACA — are leaving doctors caught “between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the relationships they share with patients,” a Medscape survey of doctors finds. ... Full Story
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April 22, 2014
DB plans offer benefits to both employer, employee
For some large companies, a defined benefits plan is a cost-effective way to provide additional rewards to some of their most valuable workers while allowing the employer to retire employees in an orderly manner. ... Full Story
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