Employers demanding more efficiency info from insurers; Actuaries say 'Cadillac' tax on health plans has mixed aspects;

> A new survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute concludes that employers aren't happy with their current health benefits strategy, and may soon be demanding more information, technology and strategies to reduce waste in healthcare spending. Article

> Will a tax on "Cadillac" health plans work? Well, yes and and no, according to a new report from the Society of Actuaries and the American Academy of Actuaries. Report

> At one point, the White House was hoping to turn MedPAC into an independent agency known as the Independent Payment Advisory Board whose decisions would become final unless overturned by Congress. Apparently, many healthcare organizations have decided that this is a very bad idea. Article

And Finally... People may disagree about many things around the world, but when it comes to being exposed to someone's annoying ringtone, they seem to be on the same page. Article