NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Employers may wish to prepare now for health care reform by assessing the impact a managed competition proposal would have on their health benefit
Developing a strategy to manage retiree health benefit
plans effectively is a broad business issue for which there are no easy solutions.
headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nation's largest publicly traded health benefits
companies, with more than 11 million medical members.
We're finding the health benefits
of omega-3, and we need to get them into the food supply,'' Watkins said.
With the increased mobility of the labor force and toughened requirements for years of service, fewer active workers are likely to gain eligibility for retiree health benefits
He noted that the UFCW has successfully blocked other companies from making unilateral changes in retiree health benefits
As health costs jump, almost all the companies said they won't raise the amount employees contribute to their health benefits
With respect to quality improvement, more than 3 in 5 (63%) employers offering health benefits
were very or somewhat interested in offering workers high-performance provider networks, even if it meant limiting the number of network providers.
The data show workers are still more likely to expect retiree health benefits
than retirees are actually likely to have those benefits, but the expectations gap is closing," says EBRI Director Paul Fronstin, who co-authored the study.
Fajardo said the drink's health benefits
should now be considered unrefutable.
Therefore, such GHG reduction strategies can offer immediate public health benefits
in addition to their long-term effects on climate change mitigation, in both industrialized and developing nations.
At a time when employers are looking for viable alternatives to control costs, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah is pleased to be the first health plan in Utah to offer self-directed health benefits
through our partnership with MyHealthBank," said John Ruch, president and CEO of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah.
But by 1995 (the guidelines are revised every five years), the evidence of alcohol's health benefits
had become so strong that it could no longer be ignored.
The IRS has ruled in Letter Ruling 9603011 that health benefits
offered by companies to employees' domestic partners will be taxable as wages to the employee if the partner is not considered a spouse under state law or as a dependent for other Federal tax purposes.
A telephone survey of 1,000 American workers conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute this spring found concern over health benefits
was on the rise.