As employers begin to look at private exchanges as a means to provide health care benefits to their active employee population questions are being raised about potential conflicts of interest for consulting firms that also act as exchange purveyors.
As new social media platforms arise, there are more opportunities for brokers to act as trusted advisers.'
The ACA's first open enrollment period presented some expected and some out-of-the-blue challenges for carriers, agents and others tasked with enrolling millions of individuals on the health insurance exchanges. Those challenges should serve as lessons and preparation exercises for the next open enrollment, several industry experts advise.
A majority of Americans remain uninsured and many based the decision to stay uninsured on the cost of coverage, with many not even visiting an exchange to see a price estimate, a new study from consultancy Market Strategies International finds.
The six vexing questions employers want and need answers to in order to determine benefits.
Most Hispanics have a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act, but need more information about it to understand the law and how to enroll in the health insurance exchanges, HolaDoctor, a leading health website for Hispanics, says.
New research from a North American sample of HR leaders finds that the Affordable Care Act is not a primary concern among employers, even as the landmark health care law continues to worry the masses.
Whatever the Supreme Courts decision in Hobby Lobbys challenge to the Affordable Care Acts contraception mandate, it wont likely have broad implications for all employers, according to Howard Shapiro, partner and head of Proskauers ERISA litigation group in New Orleans.
Voluntary benefit sales are enjoying rapid growth as employers prepare for the impact of the Affordable Care Act by revamping their medical plan designs to include more products such as accident and critical illness benefits.
Employers are making creative changes to employee benefit offerings to stem the tide of rising health care costs, but many are taking a wait-and-see approach to private exchanges, according to presenters at MetLifes 10th National Benefits Symposium Monday.
Forty-five percent of employers have implemented or plan to consider using a private exchange for their full-time active employees before 2018, according to a new employer survey conducted by the Private Exchange Evaluation Collaborative
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.