The six most popular insurance plans on the New York state health insurance exchange are seeking double-digit increases in their premium rates for next year, with an average request of a 14.6% rate hike.
Commentary: While the rules are clear that employers cannot reimburse employees for coverage purchased on the Affordable Care Acts exchanges, broker David C. Smith explores questions about post-ACA reimbursement arrangements, particularly HRAs.
Commentary: Allowing direct access between carrier resources and clients wont just save you time it can help reduce instances of disability in the workplace, says The Standards Brian Kost. Addressing issues early can help clients diminish the need for an employee to file a disability claim at all, he says.
Commentary: Addressing bswifts annual benefits study, CEO Rich Gallun identifies trends and provides insight into how organizations are using wellness initiatives, consumerism and technology to shift responsibility for benefit decision-making and management from employer to employee.
As reports of more DOL audits continue to spook benefit advisers into talking compliance with their clients, employers are confirming that they, too, are fearful of federal agencies monitoring.
The DOLs ERISA Advisory Council plans to identify current industry practices and trends regarding the types of employee benefit plan services being outsourced and the market for delivery of those services as part of its 2014 issue agenda.
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Galen Institutes 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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