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State health plan covers pre-existing conditions

State health plan covers pre-existing conditions

Eight months after government-run insurance plans took effect for those with pre-existing conditions, many consumers aren’t aware of their existence, The New York Times reported. The plans, which were required by health care reform legislation and are subsidized by $5 billion in federal funds, provide health insurance to those who have been uninsured for at […]

News digest: Small business lending, HuffPost sale, new health care debate

Small business loans still lag. After months of economic uncertainty, some banks are eager to lend to businesses again, yet ┬ábank lending to small businesses continue to lag other loan types, the Wall Street Journal reported. In addition, more banks have eased loan terms over the past three months for large and mid-size firms than […]

Confusion persists over Health Care Reform

Confusing legislation and high costs have many small business owners unaware of possible tax credits for providing employees with insurance, experts say.

Companies save with wellness spending

Jerry Benish wasn’t looking for a medal when he finished Camcraft Inc.’s fun run and lost 10 pounds in the company’s “Biggest Loser” contest. He knew the biggest winner could be Camcraft itself. As director of human resources at the Hanover Park-based components manufacturer, Benish closely tracks health care expenses. Along with moving to self-funded […]