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Agency Regulations on Preventive Care under the Affordable Care Act
Excerpt: "Plan sponsors that have lost their grandfathered status -- or that are contemplating plan design changes that might have that impact -- should work with their insurers and plan administrators to determine what additional services will have to be covered."
(The Segal Group, Inc.)
Avoidable Medical Errors Cost $19.5 Billion Annually
Excerpt: "A new study commissioned by the Society of Actuaries looks at the cost of avoidable medical mistakes and quantifies the economic impact of such mistakes as $19.5 billion annually."
(Healthcare Town Hall via Milliman)
DOL Withdraws Proposed Rule on Definition of Welfare Benefit Plan
Excerpt: "In the announcement, EBSA states that the regulation was submitted to the OMB before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act . . . was enacted, and was intended to address issues related to state health care efforts and their effect on the maintenance of ERISA-covered welfare plans."
HHS Withdraws HIPAA Security Rules
Excerpt: "The Department of Health and Human Services . . . has announced the withdrawal of its interim final regulations addressing security notification for breaches of information that involve protected health information . . . subject to [HIPAA]."
Companies Help Employees Provide End-of-Life Care
Excerpt: "Pitney Bowes is among several companies now reaching out to employees who are caring for a loved one with a terminal illness. It's offering employee support -- like financial and legal resources, counseling on hospice and palliative care, and flexible working arrangements."
(Morning Edition via National Public Radio)
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Benefits in General; Executive Compensation
The Latest on Medicare and Social Security
Excerpt: "According to the reports, the date of insolvency for Medicare's hospital fund was pushed back, from 2017 to 2029, because of cost-saving measures in health reform. As for Social Security, without any changes, it will be able to pay full benefits until 2037 and partial benefits after that, the same estimate as in last year's report, despite temporary setbacks from the recession."
(The New York Times; free registration required)
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