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The Future of Employer Based Coverage
by Leila Morris

Employers are likely to continue providing health coverage as long as they get a federal tax incentive. They will also provide coverage as long as it remains a competitive advantage ... Continue Reading →
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Insurance Giants Creating Massive Database of Patient Records

Two of California’s largest health insurers are partnering to create a massive database of patient medical records. With just a few strokes of a keyboard, doctors and nurses will ... Continue Reading →
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For Many People, Covered California Is Still Open for Enrollment

After months of planning, promotion and outreach, Covered California successfully completed its first open enrollment period of the historic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—helping ... Continue Reading →
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Bundled Payment Experiment Fails
by Leila Morris

      California hospitals faced disappointing results in a recent experiment with bundled payments. Researchers at Rand evaluated a pilot program, coordinated by the ... Continue Reading →
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New Annuity Disclosure Requirements
by Leila Morris

Governor Brown signed into law AB 2347 (Gonzalez), which extends important consumer protection on annuity products that are commonly marketed to seniors. The new law requires disclosure ... Continue Reading →
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10 Million Americans Sought Help to Enroll in Obamacare

While the complexities of health insurance may have boosted sales for some brokers, many got out of the business last year figuring they won’t be able to compete with Healthcare.gov. ... Continue Reading →
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Employees Unhappy with Benefits and Employers

When asked how they like their benefits, employees gave the lowest rating in six years, according to a survey from Unum. Only 47% say their benefits are excellent or very good. Only ... Continue Reading →
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Health Carriers Thriving Under Stress

The health insurance industry has been going through a number of challenges including legislative and regulatory reform, demands from more price- and service-conscious consumers, fierce ... Continue Reading →
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Don’t Expect Clients to “Sleepwalk” Retirement

It is not enough for retirement funds to set default investment options and then expect employees to “sleepwalk” to a financially secure retirement, Alexander Forbes said this week, ... Continue Reading →
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California Cuts Number of Uninsured

Quietly, while the drought and immigration grab the headlines, and while commentators decry health care reform’s rocky start, California has done something remarkable. It has ... Continue Reading →