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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 →
overlooked

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 →
NotHappy

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 →
ViceGrip

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 →
Retirement

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 →
healthcarereform

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 →
neuro

California at Epicenter of Neuro Science Research

California is “at the epicenter” of national efforts to increase medical research into Alzheimer’s disease, autism, traumatic brain injuries and other brain-related issues. Scientists ... Continue Reading →
healthcomputer

Spanish-Language Website for Health Law

Sacramento business leaders launched a Spanish-language website Friday to help Latino employers and employees navigate the health-reform law. The goal is to ensure small business owners ... Continue Reading →
nursechart

Patient-Driven Health Care Getting Poplar

It’s not just our nation’s health care system that’s changing, but the patients who utilize this system as well. An especially interesting trend along these lines is what Dr. ... Continue Reading →
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Medicaid, CHIP Enrollment Up Since September

Between September 2013 and May, about 6.7 million U.S. residents had signed up for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program under the Affordable Care Act, bringing ... Continue Reading →