Julie Jennings, vice president at Sylvia Group of Insurance Agencies in Darmouth, Mass., balances client questions with enrollment meetings and more.
When the public exchanges were first envisioned, some industry analysts thought most employers eventually would head for the exits on financing health benefits and simply steer their employees into the nascent online marketplace. That hasnt happened, of course, and its far too early in the HIX rollout to expect any meaningful change to occur.
While no public exchange was without troubles during the first ACA open-enrollment period, one state in particular put unique efforts into its SHOP component and saw results.
From brokers and advisers to industry and political leaders, influential groups across the country spoke up about the most pressing benefit issues. And they had a lot to say. Here are the most interesting comments made to EBAs editors.
Commentary: Blogger Wendy Keneipp advises how to grow your business with services outside the scope of insurance you likely already have the skills for.
Employees are craving voluntary benefits to offset high deductible plans, yet many say they havent been offered any new options since the ACA became law.
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Detailed directories of employee assistance programs, disability insurance providers, fitness and wellness programs, life insurance brokers, national health plan network providers, pharmacy benefit management providers, retirement plan services and more.
A complete guide to the Affordable Care Act's key dates and deadlines.
Details about EBA's awards for Employee Benefit Adviser of the Year, Health Plan Adviser of the Year, Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year and Voluntary Benefits Adviser of the Year.
Helen Darling, retiring this spring from her role as president of the National Business Group on Health, discusses some of the challenges and choices ahead as employers prepare for the ongoing rollout of the ACA and private and public exchanges.
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