Although large employers are committed to providing their workers with health benefits now, the looming 'Cadillac' tax raises questions about the future.» Read More
NEW YORK, March 6- Shopping for employee health insurance on private marketplaces might be the way of the future for tens of millions. However, expert opinions about growth have been based on projections, not actual consumer behavior in the exchanges that only really got going last year.
Now the COLA figures for Social Security, Medicare and limits on contributions to retirement savings accounts have been released. It will be a year of moderate Social Security benefit bumps, flat Medicare premiums and status quo for retirement savers.
"There's a lot of people in Silicon Valley who became millionaires because they were in the right place at the right time and worked for a company that handed out stock options," said Paul Hodgson of BHJ Partners, a governance consultancy.
Walgreen is moving its employees to a health insurance exchange from coverage provided directly from carriers, the company will announce Friday.
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Already cranky about the Fed, stock traders will be eyeing the Treasury's 10-year note auction Wednesday to see whether it helps drive interest rates higher.
With reassurances that the Fed will keep on easing, markets turn their attention to the European Central Bank Thursday, hoping for a rate cut.
How are white male managers doing when it comes to diversity? Great! At least that's what the white male managers said in a recent survey. NBC News reports.
Death is one of the only guarantees in life — that and taxes. And now, perhaps, getting hacked can be added to the list, and that's been a boon to the cyber-insurance industry.
Fragile economies and extreme weather have combined to crank up the global risk dial in the past year, creating an increasingly dangerous mix, according to the World Economic Forum.
How everyone will deal with the effects of Obamacare in 2013.
--New York- based Marsh& McLennan Cos. has reported material improvement in both its business and financial profiles in recent years. Rating Action On Oct. 12, 2012, Standard& Poor's Ratings Services raised its counterparty credit rating on Marsh& McLennan Cos. to' BBB' from' BBB-'.
*High investor demands keeps costs down for sponsors* Issuance may hit $7 bln this year By Sarah Mortimer. LONDON, Oct 9- The market for catastrophe bonds has boomed in the past year and is likely to keep growing as investors search for higher returns.
LONDON, Oct 5- Insurance prices barely rose in the three months to September as abundant supplies of capital allowed insurers to compete aggressively even after paying out near-record natural disaster claims last year.
*Barclays raises Allied World Assurance Company price target to $72. *Barclays raises Allstate Corp price target to $45 from $41; rating. *Barclays raises Arch Capital Group Ltd price target to $48 from $46;.