Why Employees Stay on the Job

Despite uncertainty in the job market, employees give several non-monetary reasons for staying on the job including having a good work-life balance and enjoying what they do, according to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association (APA). Although 60% of employees stay with their employers because of benefits and 59% stay because of the

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A Rocky Transition to Medi-Cal Managed Care

California has hit some snags in its yearlong effort to move 400,000 seniors and people with disabilities into Medi-Cal managed care coverage, according to the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF). From June 2011 to May 2012, 240,000 people were moved from fee-for-service coverage into managed care. Beneficiaries had trouble reading materials and were confused about how

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Health Care updates

  Supreme Court’s Healthcare Decision Expected Thursday. The Supreme Court said Monday that it will announce the remainder of its decisions for the term on Thursday. The New York Times  (6/26, Times, Subscription Publication) says the announcement makes it “very likely that a decision on the comprehensive law overhauling health care will come that day.”

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Many Employers Don’t Understand Health Reform

Many human resource professionals and benefit decision makers at companies of all sizes are not confident that their organizations understand their new responsibilities under the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Also, preparedness for key upcoming ACA regulations varies greatly across different sized companies. ADP recently surveyed more than 800 human resource and benefit

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Health Law Ruling Won’t Alter Plans by Insurer

The United Health Group, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, announced Sunday night that it planned to continue offering some of the popular consumer protections required by the federal health care law, even if the Supreme Court declares the entire law unconstitutional later this month. The company, whose annual revenues top $100 billion, says it will continue

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