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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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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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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 →
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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 →
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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 →

Age Ratings Not Expected to Drive Up Costs for Younger Consumers

 HEALTHCARE • Age Ratings Not Expected to Drive Up Costs for Younger Consumers • Health Insurers Anticipate an Increase in Self-Funding •Medicare Advantage Deductibles Fall for  ... Continue Reading →

Bill Would Limit Financial Incentives In Wellness Plans

IN CALIFORNIA • Bill Would Limit Financial Incentives In Wellness Plans • Health Reform Summit for Brokers HEALTHCARE • HHS Delays SHOP Exchange, But Not California • Health ... Continue Reading →

Insurers Report A Big Jump In LTC Insurance Sales

LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE • Insurers Report a Big Jump In LTC Insurance Sales EMPLOYEE BENEFITS • Ancillary Benefits to Be a Greater Differentiator in 2013 • 401(k) Participants ... Continue Reading →

Employers Top Strategies for Controlling Healthcare Costs

HEALTHCARE • Employers Top Strategies for Controlling Costs • Health Incentives Gain Popularity • Agent MLR Bill is Reintroduced • Legislation to Eliminate the Health Insurance ... Continue Reading →