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Is payroll deduction really necessary?

Is payroll deduction really necessary?

BY GIL LOWERRE AND BONNIE BRAZZELL Sometimes, payroll deduction for voluntary products isn't an option. Whether for technical reasons, employee demographics, or employer preference, payroll deduction ...
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5 Factors That Could Sway Insurance Prices In 2015

5 Factors That Could Sway Insurance Prices In 2015

By TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer Associated Press Customers who bought health insurance on the overhaul's public exchanges can expect a flurry of reports about big price ...
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15 ways to make employees happy

BY DAN COOK You can offer employees a lavish buffet lunch onsite every day, bring in a masseuse on Fridays and hold the company picnic ...
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Online PPACA enrollment delayed for small firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Small businesses seeking to buy health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law will have to wait a couple of months ...
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PPACA trades low premiums for high deductibles

WASHINGTON (AP) — You might be pleased with the low monthly premium for one of the new health insurance plans under President Barack Obama's overhaul, ...
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No Penalty for Failure to Provide Exchange Notice

No Penalty for Failure to Provide Exchange Notice

Many employers are reconsidering whether they will send the Exchange Notice because there are no penalties in connection with a failure or refusal to provide ...
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The Perils of Out-of-Pocket Health Costs

The Perils of Out-of-Pocket Health Costs

By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN And ANGUS LOTEN CONNECT Small businesses offering health insurance tend to require their employees to cover significantly more out-of-pocket than do big companies—and new limits ...
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Early renewals help businesses delay PPACA effects

Early renewals help businesses delay PPACA effects

BY JOYCE M. ROSENBERG SEPTEMBER 20, 2013  NEW YORK (AP) — Many small businesses hope to temporarily sidestep Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) by ...
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Exchanges eye the unbanked

Managers of Covered California may require individual exchange plan issuers to accept cash payments through neighborhood utility offices or other brick-and-mortar offices. The managers discuss ...
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Bill aims to change meaning of full-time under PPACA

Bill aims to change meaning of full-time under PPACA

Gina Binole benefitspro Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill to redefine what it means to be a full-time employee under the Patient Protection and ...
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6 ways to prep FMLA

6 ways to prep for FMLA cases

[column width="1/1" last="true" title="" title_type="single" divider="false" implicit="true"] By Dan Cook BenefitsPro Research indicates that employees who invoke the Family Medical Leave Act are much more ...
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What the employer mandate delay means to you

What the employer mandate delay means to you

July 3, 2013 On July 2, 2013, the Department of Treasury announced that the employer mandate and its associated penalties have been delayed until 2015 ...
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