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Brokers Are Failing Their Clients
by Leila Morris

There is a disconnect between what brokers are providing clients and what clients want, according to a survey by Zywave. The survey reveals the following: • 65% of employers want ... Continue Reading →

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Employers Shift Health Care Burden to Employees
by Leila Morris

Employer-based healthcare plans are in a state of flux following this year’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Since health care costs in retirement have long been ... Continue Reading →

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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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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 →

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 →

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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How HSAs Beat HRAs
by Leila Morris

People with HSAs are more likely to engage in cost-conscious behavior compared to those in HRAs, according to a report by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). HSA participants ... Continue Reading →

Health Brokers Mull Their Future

HEALTHCARE • Health Brokers Mull Their Future • Why ACA Open Enrollment Dates Should be Changed • Consumers Say That Medicaid Gap is Confusing and Unfair • Tracking Health Enrollment ... Continue Reading →

The Tax Penalty Won’t Push People to Buy Health Insurance

HEALTHCARE • The Tax Penalty Won’t Push People to Buy Health Insurance • The Economy Is the Major Driver Health Care Spending • Employers Need Your Guidance on the Exchanges • ... Continue Reading →