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PPACA plan gotchas

Your employer clients have to be careful when looking at dental and vision plan options. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) now requires every new, ...

Exchanges plans are cheaper, report finds

BY KATHRYN MAYER The debate over Obamacare prices — and data supporting both sides — rages on. New analysis from HealthPocket indicates plans are cheaper on the ...

Brokers’ big role? Clearing up PPACA confusion

We’ve heard it all before. Survey after survey finds consumers are still blissfully unaware of or simply confused by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ...

PPACA expected to lower workers’ comp claims

BY BRUCE JACOBS Add “Obamacare” to the phrase “unintended consequences” and a lot of people sprint straight to the storm cellar. But the unintended consequences ...

5 steps to better meetings

BY DAN COOK Are meetings leaving you feeling drained, frustrated and concerned about how much of your life has been spent in pointless banter with colleagues who’d ...

Employers still in the dark about PPACA costs

BY KATHRYN MAYER Though it’s the talk — and concern — of companies nationwide (and has been for years, now), most employers still haven’t gotten around ...

California Senate OKs boost in minimum wage to $13 an hour

BY MICHAEL B. MAROIS May 29 (Bloomberg) -- California’s minimum wage would increase to $13 a hour, the highest in the nation, under a bill approved ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...