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  • Employers consider voluntary benefits for growing part-time workforces

    As the part-time workforce in America expands, a growing number of employers are considering voluntary benefit packages as a recruitment and retention tool not only for full-time staff, but their variable hour employees, as well.

  • Where private exchanges go from here: 4 trends

    Private exchanges are a complex tool in a complex market, but they continue to evolve as employers switch to them, and brokers learn to work with them. Panelists discussed where they will go next during at opening keynote Tuesday at EBA’s Workplace Benefits Mania.

  • Employers using many tools to drive down health costs

    Benefit advisers hoping to stay ahead of the trend of employers transferring some of the burden of increased health care costs to their employees, should be prepared to discuss a variety of new and old cost-sharing strategies, as well as additional cost-saving tools.

  • Minimum-wage activists see opportunity in McDonald's decision

    Minimum-wage activists seized on a decision against McDonald's by the National Labor Relations Board's general counsel Tuesday, saying the move may make it easier to unionize workers and ultimately raise wages.

  • ACOs make inroads with employers

    Accountable care organizations promise better alignment of health care provider incentives and patient outcomes. Can ACOs revolutionize employer-sponsored health care?

  • Frequently asked questions about private exchanges

    Commentary: Benefit advisers and their employer clients continue to have questions about private exchanges. Blogger Dan Garlitz shares some recent FAQs fielded by exchange administrator bswift.

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    Galen Institute’s Grace-Marie Turner talked about conservatives’ view of both employers and brokers at a recent Washington policy conference on health reform alternatives. She shares her conclusions on the Affordable Care Act, next steps on broker compensation, and more.

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