August 28, 2015
Despite interest in them, brokers are facing some challenges as they implement private exchanges. Listen as Mike Baker, general manager of commercial products at hCentive, shares how a broker can overcome these challenges and what questions to ask when talking with technology providers. He further discusses who the most important person is in a private exchange structure.
August 26, 2015
The onslaught of high deductible health plans has forced employees to be better health care consumers, but many are still dazed and confused. Susan Lang, founder and CEO of Hoopayz.com, shares some practical ways advisers and employers can help employees navigate these plans and the health care market like savvy shoppers.
June 22, 2015
Multinational employers face unique challenges when administering defined contribution plans. Fredrik Axsater, head of Global DC for State Street Global Advisors, outlines solutions and best practices for employers and their advisers to meet these challenges head on.
June 18, 2015
As more employers are moving employees out of DB plans and into DC plans, some employers are making annual contributions that employees can use to buy any plan on the free market, says Acclaris CEO Dean Mason. Private exchanges are one way employers are providing DC accounts, and they are supplying employees with funds to purchase Medicare advantage or Medigap plans. Mason elaborates on this trend and shares his thoughts on how employees can prepare for retirement.
April 24, 2015
HR departments are in over their heads with all the complexities of the Affordable Care Act, says Adena DeMonte, senior director of marketing at health tech startup Keas. Listen as she shares how brokers can help overcome employee communication gaps by following three main steps.
April 15, 2015
The DOL has released its highly anticipated proposed fiduciary rule. The rule is "softer than expected," according to Tony Franchimone, a principal at Retirement Benefits Group, but promises to help advisers support and educate their clients.
April 10, 2015
Many employers are moving to high-deductible health plans, which places more responsibility on employees. As such, employees need to be better educated about their coverage. Marty Trussell, vice president of business development at Acclaris, shares how employers can help educate their workforce about their health benefits.
March 30, 2015
Brokers can leverage enrollment technology to improve their experience, and that of their clients, says Guardians Beata Rogala. The VP of enrollment and e-business shares how adviser and employer feedback shaped Guardians new enrollment tool. Brokers told us they needed instantaneous access to comprehensive and super flexible, very easy to deploy communication tools, she says.
March 23, 2015
The tax will take effect in 2018, and employers need to learn how to live with it. That can be accomplished by putting programs in place to ensure employees have the most information available to make the best choices, says Carlos Hernandez, vice president of strategic accounts at Acclaris.
March 3, 2015
A private health care exchange involves the sharing of multiple data points, so how can employers and providers prevent breaches? Listen as Ryan Keehn, assistant vice president of security operations at Businesssolver, discusses what questions to ask providers and how to ensure the data is secure.