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  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- Healthcare companies including Aetna Inc, Mercer and Towers Watson& Co have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to build exchanges that allow company employees to buy their own insurance, betting that Corporate America wants to get out of managing workers' health benefits. By last year, blue chip names such as Sears Holding Corp and Walgreen...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- Healthcare companies including Aetna Inc, Mercer and Towers Watson Co have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to build exchanges that allow company employees to buy their own insurance, betting that Corporate America wants to get out of managing workers' health benefits. By last year, blue chip names like Sears Holding and Walgreen Co had...

  • Cyber insurance will not stop hackers, but it can help banks improve their broader cyber controls, Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin told the Texas Banker's Association at a cybersecurity conference. The Federal Bureau of Investigation warned that hackers have used malicious software to launch destructive attacks on companies, following a...

  • *Swiss Re expects natural catastrophe price fall to slow. *Munich Re says risks must be priced right for long term. ZURICH/ MONACO, Sept 15- The world's biggest reinsurers put a brave face on the outlook for an increasingly crowded business on Monday, saying they expected a slowing decline in prices and new opportunities in some markets.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- The U.S. Treasury Department changed a rule last October to allow employees to roll over $500 of unspent Flexible Spending Account money, ending years of a use-it-or-lose it policy, but most workers have yet to reap its benefits.

  • Cadillac 'whack': Employers prep for Obamacare levy Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Obamacare's Cadillac tax doesn't kick in until 2018, but companies are worrying about it and preparing for it now.

  • New twists ahead for your employer's health plan Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    The nation's largest employers are projecting health-benefits costs will rise 6.5 percent in 2015, according to a new survey from NBGH.

  • Summer's busiest week for markets is here Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:10 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday.

    A crush of big cap earnings and arguably the most important economic reports until September make next week the busiest of the summer for markets.

  • Why your boss wants you to see online doctors Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 3:34 PM ET

    Visiting a doctor online, which is also known as telemedicine, is gaining support among insurers and employers, and for good reason.

  • The companies slashing pension costs the most Friday, 16 May 2014 | 3:54 PM ET

    Big firms are planning to cut the cash they put into employees' pensions this year. Investors are hoping to get their hands on the money instead—USAT.

  • Early movers: AZN, PFE, CVS, EL, KRFT, LKND & more Friday, 2 May 2014 | 7:39 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Employer health plan in 2025? Don't count on it Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    Although large employers are committed to providing their workers with health benefits now, the looming 'Cadillac' tax raises questions about the future.

  • Early movers: S, CVS, AAPL, GOOG, MMC, BCS & more Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 7:39 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the evening of January 23, 2014 in New York City.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Squawking AOL and Obamacare; why Twitter tanked Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    This is Talking Squawk, the official "Squawk Box" blog, providing tidbits, insights and some sarcastic reflections.

  • Big changes for Walgreen employee health benefits Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 6:47 AM ET
    FILE - In this June 20, 2011 file photo, a Walgreens pharmacy sign is displayed in Philadelphia. The nation's largest drugstore chain says it earned $353 million, or 39 per share, in its 2012 fiscal fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    Walgreen is moving its employees to a health insurance exchange from coverage provided directly from carriers, the company will announce Friday.

  • Early movers: TWX, DVN, AOL, FB & More Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 7:59 AM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell on Wednesday:

  • Stock traders on the lookout for higher yields sting Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 10:05 PM ET

    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.

  • ECB Seen Joining Central Banks With Rate Cuts Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 8:46 PM ET

    With reassurances that the Fed will keep on easing, markets turn their attention to the European Central Bank Thursday, hoping for a rate cut.

  • White Males' Diversity Skills Still Lacking Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 11:19 AM ET

    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.

  • Hack Attacks Give Insurance Business a Boost Saturday, 2 Mar 2013 | 4:30 PM ET

    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.