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Health Rates Rising For Small Firms

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Health insurance premiums for Massachusetts’ small businesses and individuals covered by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will rise by double digits over the next six months, nearly twice the pace of last year. Continue reading

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Cyber Thieves Want Your Medical Records

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Today, according to cybersecurity specialists, criminals hoping to scoop up valuable personal data are increasingly targeting health care companies — from local doctor’s offices to major health insurers. Continue reading

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UnitedHealth considers ditching ACA’s exchanges due to giant losses

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UnitedHealth Group has lost $425 million from health plans sold on the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces, which forced the company to lower its profit projections for the rest of the year. The company suggested it may exit the exchanges altogether by 2017.

It’s a potentially huge blow to President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law, which has already suffered from the demise of half of its not-for-profit health insurance co-ops Continue reading

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IRS Announces 2016 Pension Plan Limitations; 401(k) Contribution Limit Remains Unchanged at $18,000 for 2016

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The Internal Revenue Service today announced cost‑of‑living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2016. In general, the pension plan limitations will not change for 2016 Continue reading

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