Mass. firms mull cuts in health benefits

WASHINGTON — Some Massachusetts companies are considering trimming employee insurance benefits as they prepare to implement provisions of President Obama’s health care overhaul, a move that follows announcements by several national firms that they plan to cut coverage, according to business leaders. In recent weeks, UPS and Delta Airlines, among others, have said they would […]

Health-care setbacks could hit region’s small businesses

The health-care law required states to set up the exchanges by October, giving the Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services the same time frame to establish a marketplace for firms in states that chose to leave the chore to the federal government. Now, three months away, it appears […]