by Joseph Halpern • The structured note annuity (SNA) is a compelling and important offering that will profoundly affect the insurance complex.
Pet Insurance – Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks? Selling Pet Insurance to Supplement Life and Health Sales
by Jessica Calise • For smart employers, offering pet insurance policies can be another tool to draw in new employees and retain their best workers.
by Chris L. Middleton • Pet insurance, once deemed a luxury for wealthy pet owners, is now essential to providing financial protection from escalating pet-care costs.
by Mark Colonnese • Some in the pet insurance market have expressed concern about legislative bill AB 2056 which aims to tighten up the market.
by Brian Kost • Allowing direct access between carrier resources and clients can help reduce instances of disability in the workplace and increase productivity and profitability. Voluntary Benefits
by Marcia Bowers • A few simple best practices can make a big difference in the success of your voluntary benefit plan.
by Chad Hogan The rise of big data is a tipping point for the next frontier of clinical care, operations, marketing, customer relationship management, and service in the health care industry.
by Leila Morris • Seven PPOs in California diligently answered direct questions about their plans. Our readers, who are savvy health brokers, suggested many of the questions.
We hope this information will help the professional agent or broker better serve sophisticated healthcare clients.
by Phil Bruen • Increasing employee productivity is a primary objective for today’s employers, yet only 45% have return-to-work strategies.
by Jason Rome • There is renewed interest in this affordable, value-added ancillary benefit thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), an aging workforce, more time spent working on computer screens, tablets and smart phones, and the eyewear industry’s success in blending medical utility with fashion.
by Jeff Caldwell •Producers can change the employee benefit game by integrating voluntary life and supplemental health products into the overall strategy.
by Sara Niemeyer • Employees are receptive to learning about benefits, and vision coverage often leads to satisfaction.
by Ben Geyerhahn • Employers face some tough health insurance choices in 2014 and 2015, but there is an easy way to mitigate their insurance costs with generous Medicaid offerings.
by Dean Paik • FATCA has an exceedingly broad reach. Unfortunately for insurance professionals, one such area is the purchase and sale of insurance products.