Archive for October 2008

Ouch! Workers should prepare for more pain on health insurance

Oct 25th, 2008 | Category: Insurance Today

Brace yourself for the next financial whammy: It’s open enrollment season for workplace health insurance plans — and many of the 158 million Americans who receive employer-based health insurance can expect to pay more of the costs. About two-fifths of U.S. firms do not offer employee health benefits. And even at those that do, many […]

1p cut in National Insurance to help firms at England

Oct 20th, 2008 | Category: Insurance Today

DAVID CAMERON today urged an immediate 1p cut in National Insurance for small firms to save jobs at risk in the credit crunch. The reduction in payroll tax would save a small business with four staff about Ј100 a month over a six-month trial period, he claimed. His move, announced at a summit with small-business […]