August 19, 2010

Don’t Drop Out of School Innovation

By Paul Toughn August 19, 2010 HOW much evidence does the government need before trying something new in the troubled realm of public education? Should there be airtight proof that…

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August 5, 2010

How to Stay in the Retiree-Benefit Game Some Companies Have Nixed Group Health-care Coverage and are Sending Their Former Employees to Exchanges to Shop for Plans

By Marie Leone August 5, 2010 During the first quarter of this year, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, International Paper, AT&T, CBS, and other major companies reported large accounting charges related…

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August 1, 2010

Private Exchanges Have Potential to Breathe New Life into VEBAs

August 1, 2010 By Kathleen Koster It’s no accident that health care reform relies on a public health care exchange to save uninsured individuals and small businesses money on health…

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June 14, 2010

The (Somewhat) Good and (Mostly) Bad News About High-School Dropout Rates

By Patrice Wingert June 14, 2010 As NEWSWEEK releases its list of the best high schools in America, a look at students most at risk. The good news: Latino and…

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June 8, 2010

Nation's Largest Private Medicare Exchange Crosses Threshold:

$1 Billion Saved For U.S. Employers Providing Retiree Health Benefits BURLINGAME, California — June 8, 2010 — (BUSINESS WIRE) Extend Health, Inc. announced today that the company has crossed the threshold…

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May 27, 2010

The Decline Of Employer-Sponsored Coverage Under Health Reform: Good, Bad Or Ugly?

By Austin Frakt May 27, 2010 One of the latest criticisms of the new health overhaul law is that it will encourage employers to stop offering health insurance. In fact,…

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April 16, 2010

Group Policies vs. Subsidized Individual Coverage—The Impact of Exchanges

By Bryce Williams, Extend Health Inc. April 16, 2010 The landmark health care reform legislation passed in March 2010 will enable small businesses, the self-employed and the uninsured to choose…

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November 14, 2009

Medicare Maze

By Kelly Greene November 14, 2009 When Doug Foth, a retired accountant in Grandview, Wash., got ready to sign up for Medicare last summer, he recruited his daughter, a human-…

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September 14, 2009

Online High Schools Test Students’ Social Skills

By Paul Glader September 24, 2009 PALO ALTO, Calif. — Tatyana Ray has more than 1,200 Facebook friends, sends 600 texts a month and participated in four student clubs during…

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August 9, 2009

In a Digital Future, Textbooks Are History

 By Tamar Lewin August 9, 2009 At Empire High School in Vail, Ariz., students use computers provided by the school to get their lessons, do their homework and hear podcasts…

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