Peter Westerman

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  • Seattle's push to let gig drivers unionize faces fresh test

    February 05, 2018

    Seattle billed itself as a laboratory for the gig economy with a plan that would allow ride-hailing drivers who work for companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize. That bold effort is set to be scrutinized in a federal appeals court.

  • HSA How-To

    January 01, 2018

    If an employer wants to offer employees pretax payroll deferrals to their health savings accounts, the employer needs to first create a Section 125 plan or cafeteria plan that allows HSA deferrals.

  • Leading pharmaceutical company to cut 25 percent of workforce

    December 19, 2017

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.s new CEO announced plans to slash 25 percent of the Israeli companys 56,000-strong workforce, suspend dividends and forgo employee bonuses

  • CFPB Director Richard Cordray to step down

    November 15, 2017

    A champion to consumer advocates, Cordrays exit this month from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau lets the Trump White House install a more industry-friendly head of the CFPB.

  • Future-proof

    November 01, 2017

    Bret Brummitt is a managing partner at A.G. Insurance, a benefits firm that strives to lead the industry as pioneers who create improvement that touches the lives of those they serve.

  • We planned for 2018 ACA subsidy changes: Centene

    October 25, 2017

    Executives from Centene Corp. told Wall Street securities analysts today that they expect their high-performing Affordable Care Act public exchange plan business to continue to do well in 2018, even if the cost-sharing reduction subsidy goes away.

  • Amazon, Anthem, Congress put drug benefits firms in hot spot

    October 19, 2017

    Lawmakers, consumers and insurers, among others, have complained that pharmacy-benefits managers use opaque deals and rebates to pad their profits, putting the industry under increased scrutiny.

  • Investors tracking world economy turn to bulldozer usage for clues

    October 06, 2017

    A new investment research tool? Construction giant Komatsu releases raw data around the tenth of each month, faster than almost any other economic data.

  • Electronic health records to become more interoperable, intelligent

    September 28, 2017

    Epic Systems, one of the leading providers of electronic health software, laid out the company's goals for the future during the companys annual users group meeting this week.

  • Sun Life Stories: Julie

    August 17, 2017

    When Julie lost her job, she thought she lost everything. See how Sun Life helped.

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