Employer insurance trends are not impacted by the health care reform as expected

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While many had believed that companies would drop their coverage, research is showing that this is not the case. Researchers from the Urban Institute have recently released the results of a new study that has been published online in the Health Affairs journal, showing that while many had expected insurance trends from employers to include the dropping of coverage for their workers as a result of the health care reform, this has not been the case. The Affordable Care Act has not been leading swathes of companies to drop their…

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Insurance plan loophole nearly closed

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The government is coming close to stopping employers from being able to offer substandard coverage. Insurance plan consultants were recently surprised to discover that under the rules of the Affordable Care Act, employers are capable of offering policies to their employees for next year that do not include hospital benefits. This has caused the administration to take action to correct an official calculator for approving of insurance policies. Officials from the Treasury Department are now working on changing the path of an official calculator that gives approval to various types…

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Same sex insurance stopping amendment vetoed by Starkville mayor

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Parker Wiseman has ensured that city employees would be able to purchase health plans for domestic partners. The mayor of Starkville, Mississippi, Parker Wiseman, has now vetoed on a board amendment that had withdrawn part of a same sex insurance policy that would have given city employees the ability to purchase health plans for domestic partners. The original insurance news had been that the city would no longer cover same sex domestic partners. Immediately after the decision of the board, which was a 4 to 2 vote, to revoke the…

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Aon Hewitt introduces new corporate health insurance exchange

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Aon Hewitt provides alternative to state-run and federal health insurance exchanges Health insurance exchanges are on their way, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, but many of the country’s small and mid-sized businesses are still concerned for what these systems could mean for them. Health insurance exchanges are designed primarily with consumers in mind, not businesses. As such, many of the concerns some businesses are having concerning the changing landscape of health insurance go unaddressed. Aon Hewitt, the human resources and health benefits consultancy division of the Aon Corporation, has…

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