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March 31, 2014

Too soon to tell the success of the ACA

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Despite open enrollment ending March 31, Cynthia Cox, senior policy analyst at the Kaiser Family Foundation, says that the success of the Affordable Care Act will depend on a number of factors and is what really matters in the long-term. She also shares where we go from here.

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March 27, 2014

Agents have many questions about ‘troublesome’ ACA rollout

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John Prible, vice president of federal government affairs for the Big “I,” talks to EBA about industry concerns over the rocky ACA implementation, the association’s efforts to reform the agent licensing process and other top 2014 priorities.

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March 19, 2014

ACA rate structure complexity forcing new technology

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In the wake of new requirements under the Affordable Care Act, brokers — historically “slow to adopt technology” — who don’t embrace the electronic age, specifically during the enrollment process, will have a difficult time maintaining their current business, says George K. Reese, CEO and co-founder of Employee Navigator.

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March 17, 2014

Advisers can play a ‘big role’ by helping employers understand the ACA

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Mike Aitken, vice president of Government Affairs for the Society of Human Resource Management, talks about top legislative issues and changes affecting HR professionals and employers in 2014 and how employee benefit advisers can play a ‘big role’ in guiding employers through these transitions.

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February 28, 2014

Why you shouldn’t tell a vision carrier ‘you’re just vision’

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A new study finds a surprisingly high number of chronic diseases are first diagnosed by an eye doctor. Listen in as VSP’s Jim McGrann shares the latest statistics on why vision coverage means much more than eye care.

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February 28, 2014

NAHU Cap Con recap: ACA ‘just not working’

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Regular Capitol Conference attendee broker Dave Petno of Accelerated Benefits shares highlights from NAHU’s 24th annual event, such as one congressman’s first-hand account of ACA enrollment frustration, and explains the “conflicted feeling” he has upon returning home.

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February 19, 2014

CIAB's CEO: The 'unknown' of 2014 is your friend

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EBA talks with Ken Crerar, president and CEO of the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, about why and how this "very disconcerting time" needs to be seized by brokers. He also talks goals for the group for the year ahead.

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February 11, 2014

Employer mandate delay exercise in how 'vigilant' advisers need to be

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As the industry continues to digest the latest employer mandate delay, Joe Torella of HUB International says while the "pause" is probably important, brokers and employers shouldn't waste any of the time granted. It's "not the time to be complacent," he says.

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February 5, 2014

As public brokers merge, what should private brokers do to grow?

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United Benefit Advisors' CEO Thom Mangan breaks down Feb. 4 brokerage earnings and talks potential implications for private brokers.

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January 23, 2014

Making a strategic partnership work

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Partnering with an outside company can have big payoffs, but it can also fail big time. Monique Reece, founder and CEO of MarketSmarter and author of *Real-Time Marketing for Business Growth, discusses some of the most overlooked considerations when selecting the right business partner.

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