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  • A healthcare subsidy for early retirees

    A healthcare subsidy for early retirees
    The new health reform law will be phased in in pieces over the next four years, but one benefit — for a specific group of consumers —starts June 1. Called the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program, it's a $5-billion federal subsidy to employers to help them pay for healthcare coverage for some retired workers ages 55 to 64 who don't yet qualify for Medicare.
  • Cuts in paid sick days leave unhealthy employees stuck in the workplace

    Cuts in paid sick days leave unhealthy employees stuck in the workplace
    STAY home if you're sick. That's the best way to stop the spread of contagious diseases, such as influenza, tuberculosis and gastrointestinal viruses. Besides, you can't do your job capably or safely if you don't feel well. But many Americans simply tough...

    Sign up for health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts for savings

    Employers are beginning to send out information to employees about signing up for 2010 health insurance. Last week, we offered some strategies for maximizing coverage and possibly reducing costs. This week, we have a few more ideas to share. Most...

    Employers belatedly restoring 401(k) matches

    From the better-late-than-never category, here’s a little good news for 401(k) investors. An increasing number of companies that reduced or eliminated 401(k) matching contributions during the financial crisis say they plan to reinstate them this year....

    High anxiety for 401(k) investors

    Like many Americans, Steve Kriegsfeld has been watching his life savings bounce up and down each time the stock market takes a dramatic turn. Lately, it's the drops that have grabbed his attention. In just one day last week, the Dow Jones industrial...