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.
Company executives are increasingly becoming involved with health care benefit decisions. Benefit advisers hoping to win, and keep, their business must tailor their tactics to the C-suite.
Although open enrollment for ACA plans is not set to begin until November 15, a new report estimates that nearly 7 million adults may be able to enroll through special enrollment periods.
Employers are seeking help from benefit brokers and advisers as health care costs have them searching for alternatives to the current system of health care delivery.
Employers and employees more than ever need the help of their trusted adviser to communicate in plain language the complexities of todays health care landscape.
Brokers and assisters will need to work closer together to help consumers during the 2015 ACA open enrollment, but most agree that will involve overcoming some underlying issues.
A day in the life of benefit adviser Bob White from Plan Benefit Analysts of Tulsa, Okla.
As the countrys demographics continue to shift, employers are facing changes in the makeup of their workforce, according to a report from the Council of Economic Advisers. With those changes come new benefits needs for working families. Brokers can help their clients keep up with these evolving requirements and expectations.
Private exchanges are a complex tool in a complex market, but they continue to evolve as employers switch to them, and brokers learn to work with them. Panelists discussed where they will go next during at opening keynote Tuesday at EBAs Workplace Benefits Mania.
Road to Workplace Benefits Mania: Ahead of next weeks conference, speaker Reid Rasmussen talks about new employee needs that are likely to erupt in the coming years and how brokers might be able to create an opportunity out of them.
A proposal up for vote in the most populous state would give the insurance commissioner veto power over health insurance rates, among other things, and has brokers fearful of the trend spreading to other states.
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.
The U.S. House of Representatives will sue President Barack Obamas administration over delaying the implementation of an employer health insurance mandate in the Affordable Care Act.
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.