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Wellness programs grow more popular with employers

...controlling conditions such as diabetes.Along with that, many companies also are dangling the threat of higher monthly insurance premiums to prod workers into action.The Affordable Care Act is one reason the programs are spreading. The federal law...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-26/wellness-programs-grow-mor
Welfare Nation: "Farm Bill" is what's wrong with America

...below 86 percent of his previous years' peak earnings. On top of that, taxpayers pay 62 percent of his business-insurance premiums. You may have heard this year's farm bill ended so-called "direct payments" ? the $5 billion worth of checks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/damon-cline/2014-05-25/welfare-na
Owners facing increase in flood insurance premiums

...National Flood Insurance Program, thousands of Georgia homeowners including Drury can count on paying increasing flood insurance premiums each year.Drury, a retired phone company customer service representative, lived in her home without flood insurance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-23/owners-facing-increase-flood-
Georgia House bill promises antidote to Obamacare affliction

...Georgia are no exception.Jobs are vanishing. Health insurance premiums are climbing. Health care choices are shrinking...rule that generally prohibits 20 percent or more of insurance premium revenue to be devoted to administrative overhead...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-03-02/georgia-house-bi
12th District candidate's financial problems ongoing

...The judgments include unpaid sales, property and withholding taxes, repeated instances of unpaid unemployment-insurance premiums for his workers and claims from banks and suppliers."At the age of 22, I decided to start my own well-drilling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-02-28/12-district-ca
SC budget sent on to House

...employees a 1.5 percent cost-of-living raise. It requires agencies to fully cover workers' rising health insurance premiums, though employees will pay up to 4 percent more in out-of-pocket costs through copayments and deductibles...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-20/sc-budget-sent-house
Stop generational welfare

...per month to spend on luxuries. I have always had to save for what I want or go in debt to get it. After taxes, insurance premiums and a small contribution to savings, a couple grand a month was what I had left to pay everything, including child...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-02-15/stop-generational-welfar
Panel blocks health coverage expansion

...premiums have doubled and tripled," said Smith, R-Columbus. "They're upset about a lot of things as far as insurance premiums."Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens summed it up before the voting."Under the Affordable Care Act, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-11-19/panel-blocks-health-cove
Sebelius, Hudgens spar over exchanges

...McClatchy Newspapers, Sebelius recently said that some state reports blaming Obamacare for sharply higher health insurance premiums next year were "factually incorrect." She didn't mention which states she was referring to, McClatchy reported...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-08-14/sebelius-hudgens-spar-over-e
States resist, build nascent insurance markets

...rising premiums force her to squeeze her pension and Social Security checks to pay her daughter's $420 monthly insurance premium because the younger woman works only part-time."Every year here I am trying to find another $100 or so to add...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-09-29/states-resist-build-nascen