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  • 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.

  • 4 best practices for successful voluntary benefit participation

    Voluntary benefits are increasingly seen by employers as an affordable way to fill gaps in benefit programs. According to legal solutions provider ARAG, four factors can play a critical role in the success of an employer's voluntary benefit participation.

  • UBA names Les McPhearson its new CEO

    United Benefit Advisors has named insurance veteran Les McPhearson its new chief executive officer. In a Q&A with EBA he talks about trends in the benefits industry and the future role of the trusted adviser.

  • Hybrid retirement plans offer pension-styled security

    Many companies have frozen their defined benefit plans to new hires. Others have abandoned their pensions in favor of a 401(k) or other defined contribution plan. But not everyone is happy with DC plans because they often leave participants to fend for themselves when most have never had to make investment decisions.

  • Feds release draft tax forms for employer compliance with ACA

    The IRS released draft forms for employers to use to report health coverage offerings to employees, unveiling a glimpse of the administrative onus in store for benefit advisers and their employer clients working to comply with the health law.

  • Top companies offering the best 401(k) plans

    A first-of-its-kind ranking of 401(k) plans unveils which companies offer the most lucrative retirement benefits and those with the least lavish. Among the least generous are Facebook, Amazon.com and Whole Foods. Here are the 35 companies with the most advantageous retirement offerings.

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  • Agents ‘can’t do this for free’ on exchanges

    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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