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Judge blocks Anthem-Cigna merger

Judge blocks Anthem-Cigna merger

A federal judge blocked the proposed $54 billion tie-up between national insurers Anthem and Cigna late Wednesday, saying the combination would harm competition in the national employer market.

Skimpier employer coverage may accelerate under Trump administration

The employer-based health insurance market has mostly stayed intact under President Barack Obama. Employers may continue to alter benefits to push costs onto employees and expand HSAs under a Trump administration, but Republicans also may take aim at their tax exclusion.

More employers join push for value-based healthcare

More employers are setting up value-based reimbursement and payment arrangements with health insurers and providers to encourage better employee health outcomes and reduce costs, survey data released Tuesday show.

Employers hate the Cadillac tax. Why?

Employers hate the Cadillac tax. Why?

Employers should, in theory, support the Affordable Care Act's Cadillac tax. But the political and business reasons for keeping the tax exclusion on employer health benefits trump economics.

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