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    Employees are craving voluntary benefits to offset high deductible plans, yet many say they haven’t been offered any new options since the ACA became law.

  • Employees' interest in financial planning grows

    A new study shows that people in the workplace have a greater sense of urgency around improving their finances, with 23% reporting high or overwhelming financial stress in 2013 compared to 18% in 2012.

  • CMS begins renewal process on contract

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is in the early stages of looking at new vendors to potentially take over operation of, when Accenture’s contract expires in January 2015.

  • How do you measure ACA enrollment success?

    As Covered California announces the rate at which agents enrolled consumers on the state-run public exchange, two different realities are emerging from agents throughout the most populous U.S. state.

  • Learn the ‘business of religion’

    Commentary: Blogger Sam Fleet reminds benefit advisers that religious institutions need benefits, too. Here are some special considerations to take into account:

  • Is private exchange litigation only a matter of time?

    While just over half of employers in a recent survey said it was very important for a private exchange to accept ERISA fiduciary responsibilities for the plans purchased on the exchange, the reality is employers cannot offload their fiduciary responsibility by moving to a private exchange, say legal experts.

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