With health care costs continuing to rise, its no surprise to benefit advisers that their employer clients continue to seek benefit solutions that shift some of the cost burden to their employees and new data reveals that trend shows no signs of stopping.
Ron Goldstein, president and CEO of CaliforniaChoice, talks about the advantages of private exchanges and how networks will start to drive the benefits market as the Affordable Care Act levels the playing field on price and benefit offerings.
An increase in the offering of consumer-driven health care products has not translated into increased understanding on the part of consumers exposing a need for more assistance from benefit professionals and educational tools.
As media interest in health insurance exchanges decreases over time, the insurance industry may need to develop more effective communications to reach the uninsured.
Kicking off the National Association for Health Underwriters annual meeting Monday, the groups lead lobbyist outlined the current status of benefit brokers in the eyes of Washington, while a Republican politician discussed potential outcomes of the 2014 election.
Tye Elliott, vice president of broker sales at Aflac talks to EBA about how health care reform has changed the revenue model for benefit advisers and increased the need for employers to offer voluntary benefits.
When he ran for president in 1988, Michael Dukakis infused the phrase Massachusetts Miracle into stump speeches to describe the states economic transformation. That same description could apply if a costly and controversial plan to fix the states Connector exchange succeeds.
How a father and daughter benefit broker team worked together to launch a private insurance marketplace that serves small and mid-size businesses as well as other local advisers.