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Editorial: Making "More Skin in the Game"  for Patients Work - Modern Healthcare

Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner

This editorial piece by Merrill Goozner, editor of Modern Healthcare, looks at the challenges of rising healthcare costs, and how those rising costs impact employees' spending in other ways.

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Employers struggling with ACA reporting requirements - Benefit News

Brian M. Kalish writes for Benefit News about the enormous penalities for which employers are on the line if they do not stay in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.

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Public sector employers focused on stability in benefits - Benefits News

This article written by Cort Olsen for Benefits News discusses Met Life's 14th Annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trend Study, which examines benefits trends in the public sector.

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Is High Deductible Health Insurance Worth the Risk? - The New York Times

Reed Abelson of The New York Times takes an alternate – and more positive – look at employee reactions to high deductible health plans (HDHPs).

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Profiting from health: The self-insurance story - MedCity News

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In this article for MedCity News by Adam Schaefer, we look at the reality employers face when it comes to purchasing fully-funded group insurance (the standard group policy from an insurance carrier).

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5 questions advisers are always asked – and how to answer them - Employee Benefit Advisor

As open enrollment approaches, employees begin to turn to their employers, human resources advisors, and benefit advisors to understand the benefits being offered to them. Aldor Delp writes for Employee Benefit Advisor about the top questions employees ask brokers.

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Self-insurance rises among small and medium-size employers -  Benefits Pro

According to a new report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute, as the cost of health care continues to grow, more and more small and mid-size businesses are choosing self-insurance. (Photo: iStock)

Jack Craver writes for Benefits Pro about the increase of self-insuring healthcare benefits among small and mid-size businesses.

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Employers passing rising healthcare costs onto employees - Benefits News

As the cost of providing employees with healthcare benefits rises (at an average of $500 per employee this year), many employers are choosing to push those costs onto employees in order to maintain budgets.

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Higher Benefit Plan Penalties Loom, Putting Employers on Guard - SHRM

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Stephen Miller writes for the Society of Human Resources Management, “On July 1, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published an interim final rule with a list of increased penalty amounts for violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and other employee benefit and pay statutes.

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Workers Overwhelmed by Healthcare Decisions - Benefits Pro

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Jack Craver writes for Benefits Pro about how a recent study by Alegeus demonstrates the stress and overwhelm many consumers feel when faced with healthcare decisions. Topping the list are how to plan for out-of-pocket costs (2/3rds of respondants) and choosing a benefits plan (55%).

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