- Business group lobbies against health care out-of-pocket rule change
An employer coalition is asking federal regulators to withdraw, or at least delay, a new health care reform law rule that places limits on how much in out-of-pocket expenses employers with high-deductible plans can require employees to pay.
- Health insurer mega-mergers may trigger more deals
Several factors, including the potential for increased bargaining clout in negotiating with medical providers, are driving the wave of mega-health insurer mergers — and could result in further market consolidation as other companies try to keep up,…
- Seprafilm maker settles federal lawsuit for $32.5 million
Biotechnology firm Genzyme Corp. will pay $32.5 million to resolve criminal charges with regard to the allegedly unlawful distribution of a surgical device it markets and promotes, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
- EEOC case over restaurant's mandatory arbitration policy can proceed
A federal judge has refused to dismiss a claim filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against a restaurant chain over the issue of its requirement that job applicants sign mandatory arbitration agreements.
- Ex-MLB ump who settled med mal suit no longer eligible for workers comp
A former Major League Baseball umpire does not have the right to continue receiving workers compensation benefits after settling a medical malpractice lawsuit, a New York appeals court said.
- Wilmington Trust fraud lawsuit is now a class action
(Reuters) — Former Wilmington Trust Co. shareholders may pursue their securities fraud lawsuit over mounting loan losses that led to the company’s discounted sale to M&T Bank Corp. as a class action, a Delaware federal judge ruled Thursday.
- Oklahoma's comp rate cut marks third decrease in a row
Oklahoma businesses will see a 14.8% cut in workers compensation loss cost rates as of Jan. 1, 2016, the Oklahoma Insurance Department said Thursday.
- Uber to pay workers comp fund for drivers it had classified as contractors
Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to pay $77,925 to Alaska’s workers compensation fund after the state workers comp division accused the ride-sharing company of misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors, the state labor department said.
- Detroit Three show interest in UAW health care overhaul idea
(Reuters) — The Detroit Three automakers are showing increased interest in the United Auto Workers union’s proposal that they pool their health care systems, a sign that contract talks between the union and manufacturers are down to the…