The ACA continues to effect change in the benefits industry. Joseph Berardo, Jr., CEO of health care services company MagnaCare, talks about what employers will be doing in 2015 to comply with the ACA and how the benefit advisers that embrace those changes will thrive rather than simply survive.
In 2015 employers will continue to seek more personalized wellness programs to improve employee engagement, says Jill Micklow, a wellness consultant at Assurance. Benefit advisers, she adds, play a critical role in helping employers vet vendors and implement these programs.
Sean Duffy, CEO of Omada Health, explains how online behavior change programs, also known as digital therapeutics, can help employers prevent obesity-related chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes.
Looking only at wellness program participation rates misses the big picture and limits the effectiveness of an organizations plan, says Healthentics Sean Gallivan. Listen in as he shares how advisers should be directing their clients to take advantage of biometric screenings.
NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein and Neil Crosby, vice president of public affairs for the California Association of Health Underwriters discuss the controversial California ballot initiative Proposition 45 and the national implications it could have on the insurance and benefits industry.
With a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NAHU amps up broker education efforts on how to implement value-based health plans. CEO Janet Trautwein shares how the organization is "doing something about real affordability" and also shares NAHU's legislative focus for 2015.
Bilal Kazmi, assistant vice president for analytics and innovation at Sun Life Financial, talks about the growing use of data analytics to control rising health care costs and how analytics tools are transforming advisers ability to customize benefit plan designs.
The Affordable Care Acts impending employer shared responsibility rule has created a host of employer clients approaching what may be their first open enrollment season ever. John McAllister, president of PEMCO Insurance Agency, reveals specific approaches benefit advisers can take now to prepare these employers and all of their clients for the upcoming open enrollment season.
The newly named head of the federal health insurance marketplace Kevin Counihan spoke with HIX-News in June 2014 about his experience at the helm of AccessHealthCT. Listen to his lessons learned from the first open enrollment period and what he expects in 2015 in his state.
If any of your employer clients have pension funds associated with a union, benefits attorney Shaylor Steele of Benesch law firm in Cleveland says you should be aware of the issue of withdrawal liability. He explains it here and mentions three things your clients with this potential risk can do to mitigate concerns.