Workers Compensation Press Updates

  • Health insurer Humana explores sale
    (Reuters) – Humana Inc. is considering selling itself after receiving multiple expressions of takeover interest, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, highlighting the potential for further consolidation in the U.S.
  • Major deficiencies shown in 39% of benefit plan audits
    Some accountants auditing employee benefit plans have a quality problem, said a study published Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration.
  • Telemed docs no more or less likely to prescribe antibiotics
    Antibiotic prescriptions were as frequent among doctors providing care through a telemedicine appointment as physicians who saw patients face-to-face, a new study found, but the types of antibiotics prescribed via telemedicine were more expensive and…
  • Worksite health centers set to expand
    While less than half of large U.S. employers offering on-site health facilities plan to add new centers, the majority expect to broaden the on-site health services they currently offer, a new survey shows.
  • 401(k) balances hit record, but few employees manage accounts
    Employees’ 401(k) plan account balances and participation rates both hit records in 2014, according to a new analysis.
  • Many Americans have no retirement savings
    (Reuters) — Many Americans are not financially prepared for retirement, with almost a third of working adults without savings or a pension, according to a Federal Reserve survey published on Wednesday.
  • Nevada Assembly OKs retirement benefit changes
    The Nevada State Assembly passed a bill that would make changes to retirement ages and cost-of-living adjustments for certain participants in the $34.8 billion Nevada Public Employees’ Retirement System, Carson City.
  • Planned out-of-pocket caps for health care could cost employers
    New federal health care reform law regulatory guidance ends lingering uncertainty on how much in out-of-pocket costs employers with high-deductible plans can require employees to pick up.
  • Air Canada to redeploy capital as pension funding gap evaporates
    (Reuters) — Air Canada on Tuesday said it plans to redeploy capital toward share buybacks, debt repayment and increased investment in new aircraft, as its once-huge pension fund deficit has now been wiped out much earlier than expected.