Content about Healthcare reform in the United States

January 22, 2014

Target Corp. is the latest major retailer to announce it will stop offering health insurance to its part-time employees.

Minneapolis – Target Corp. is the latest major retailer to announce it will stop offering health insurance to its part-time employees. In a company blog post on Jan. 21, Target said it will no longer provide health insurance coverage to part time workers after April 1, 2014.

March 15, 2013

Retail companies should expect this year and 2014 to be a wild roller coaster ride of health insurance changes for retailers. That assessment came from Neil Trautwein, VP, employee benefits, National Retail Federation, who said that retailers need to take prudent actions to comply with the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

November 12, 2012

Walmart’s U.S. employees will pay between 8% and 36% more in premiums for its medical coverage in 2013, Reuters reported.

New York -- Walmart’s U.S. employees will pay between 8% and 36% more in premiums for its medical coverage in 2013, Reuters reported.  

For its most popular plan, which covers individuals, the payment per bi-weekly paycheck is going up by $2, or 13%, the report said. Some other plans would have higher increases.

March 1, 2011

CVS Caremark Corp. said Tuesday that federal antitrust regulators cleared its planned acquisition of insurer Universal American Corp.'s Medicare Part D prescription drug business.

Woonsocket, R.I.  -- CVS Caremark Corp. said Tuesday that federal antitrust regulators cleared its planned acquisition of insurer Universal American Corp.'s Medicare Part D prescription drug business.

CVS and Universal American said the Federal Trade Commission has ended a mandatory review of the $1.25 billion deal. Universal American shareholders and state regulators still need to clear the deal.

The companies announced the transaction Dec. 31, and they expect it to close by the end of the second quarter.

January 3, 2011

CVS Caremark Corp. said Friday it will pay $1.25 billion to buy Universal American Corp.'s Medicare prescription drug services unit.

Woonsocket, R.I. -- CVS Caremark Corp. said Friday it will pay $1.25 billion to buy Universal American Corp.'s Medicare prescription drug services unit. The deal will more than double the size of the chain’s Medicare drug business.

CVS said it pursued the deal because with the country's population aging, a growing percentage of Americans will get their prescription drug coverage from Medicare.

August 3, 2010

Federal healthcare reform is now the law of the land, and the Federal agencies with...

By Alden J. Bianchi, ajbianchi@mintz.com

July 31, 2010

The federal agencies with principle jurisdiction over the new healthcare law as it affects employers—the...

May 31, 2010

Premiums represent a top-of-mind cost for every employer with regard to the new healthcare...

May 17, 2010

CVS Caremark Corp. spent $1.98 million in the first quarter as it lobbied Congress on...

March 23, 2010

CVS Caremark Corp. spent $2.1 million in the fourth quarter as it lobbied the White...

March 22, 2010

Associations representing the retail industry were united in their opposition to the historic healthcare legislation...

March 18, 2010

The National Retail Federation said Friday it has asked lawmakers to reject healthcare reform legislation...

March 3, 2010

The National Retail Federation on Wednesday urged Congress to reject calls to use fast-track budget...

October 27, 2009

Winn-Dixie Stores announced Wednesday that it has partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of...

October 26, 2009

The Retail Industry Leaders Association said it sent a letter Tuesday to House and Senate...

September 28, 2008

The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday that Walgreen Co. paid $9.9 million to settle...

January 24, 2008

The National Association...

January 31, 2006

Arlington, VA, The...

October 23, 2005

Bentonville, Ark., Wal-Mart...

October 23, 2005

Bentonville, Ark., Wal-Mart...

July 25, 2005

Woonsocket, R.I., CVS...