From brokers and advisers to industry and political leaders, influential groups across the country spoke up about the most pressing benefit issues. And they had a lot to say. Here are the most interesting comments made to EBAs editors.
Nearly half of newly insured Americans signed up for coverage off the ACAs public marketplaces and benefit advisers have several theories as to why.
Brokers may be the best intermediary to communicate a matter of pediatric dental compliance to employers and medical carriers operating in numerous states as regulations shift.
Teaming up with a partner not only makes benefits sales more fun, but can also help boost your revenue and effectiveness. Here are some ideas on how to execute this plan from business coach C.J. Hayden.
As more large brokerages seem to be opening their own platforms, one company wants to provide a means for the smaller independent agent to have a branded, customized private exchange, too.
Commentary: Sebelius was in an unwinnable position," according to the former head of sales and marketing at Covered California, Michael Lujan. The former insurance agent writes that more engagement with the benefits industry would have behooved the troubled health secretary.
As new social media platforms arise, there are more opportunities for brokers to act as trusted advisers.'
Scott Mayer, vice president of data analytics for WorkforceTactix, shares a day in his life juggling meetings, email, strategy sessions, parenthood and sticking to his healthy habits.
Republican Representative Mike Rogers of Michigan, who sponsored the MLR bill, is moving on from Congress.
John Prible, vice president of federal government affairs for the Big I, talks to EBA about industry concerns over the rocky ACA implementation, the associations efforts to reform the agent licensing process and other top 2014 priorities.
Ronnell Nolans HAFA has taken off in Louisiana, and now she has her sights set on major federal legislation.
Months after becoming the first state to offer health care coverage to lower-income residents through a private option rather than Medicaid expansion under the ACA, Arkansas finally agreed to extend this closely watched political compromise.
EBAs 10 Rising Stars in Advising are younger than age 35 and bringing much-needed talent and innovation to an industry that desperately needs it.
Benefit brokers can better position themselves as a trusted adviser by helping clients maintain compliance with these ERISA requirements.
In the wake of new requirements under the Affordable Care Act, brokers historically slow to adopt technology who dont 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.