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HSAs reach nearly $23 billion

HSAs reach nearly $23 billion

Health savings accounts have grown to an estimated $22.8 billion in assets and roughly 11.8 million accounts as of the end of June, according to ...
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90% will qualify for individual mandate exemption

90% will qualify for individual mandate exemption

There are now so many exemptions to PPACA’s individual mandate that the CBO says the number who would face fines for lack of coverage has ...
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Consumers think all subsidies should be legal

Consumers think all subsidies should be legal

Most consumers believe subsidies should be legal on both the state-based and federal exchanges, according to a new poll. The study, out this week from ...
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Doctor’s notes and the FMLA

Doctor’s notes and the FMLA

Those four-letter federal employment statutes -- FMLA and FLSA -- can be a real pain in the neck, amirite? Today, let's focus on a major ...
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Many cut costs rather than comply with PPACA

As employers digest the tenets of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, most have not taken drastic measures to avoid triggering certain requirements of ...
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Benefit package critical for small businesses

Small businesses are taking a cautious approach to hiring, compensation and employee benefits, according to the 2014 Aflac WorkForces Report for Small Businesses. The study of ...
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HSA holders don’t understand accounts

Sure, as evidenced by the growing numbers, consumers love their health savings accounts. Problem is, they just don’t really know much about them. A new survey ...
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4 ways to engage workforce

When the going gets tough, do employees get going? Or do they just go? A new study raises red flags about the commitment of today's ...
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Workers fear employer shift to PPACA exchange plans

Many U.S. workers hate the idea of getting health coverage from the new Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) exchange plans. Jonathan Easley looks at ...
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Private Exchanges: The Best Option for All Businesses?

Private Exchanges: The Best Option for All Businesses?

The media and insurance industry circles frequently mention private exchanges as an alternative to public marketplace exchanges or traditional insurance plans. A recent survey of ...
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Americans unprepared for financial impact of accidents, critical illness

There are certain things we don’t like to think about. Death, serious accidents and critical illnesses are likely near the top of everyone’s lists. While ...
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The Many Benefits of Streamlining, Improving Fall Benefits Enrollment

Fall. Thoughts of the World Series, football, colorful foliage, and a new season of employee benefit enrollment abound. OK, benefits enrollment is unlikely to generate ...
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