In exclusive interviews, Mercers Julio Portalatin and the heads of several other top brokerages Gallagher, Lockton, Higginbotham, Willis and Pacific Resources speak with EBA about their strategies for sustained development and staying ahead of the competition.
The IRS has issued a notice, regulations and other guidance related to the ACA, including information on getting a hardship exemption from the individual mandate for health insurance coverage.
Commentary: Reference-based pricing is slowly catching on with self-insured companies, says AmWINS Group Benefits Sam Fleet.
With mental illness and substance abuse costing employers an estimated $100 billion annually in indirect costs alone, benefit decision-makers are seeing value in promoting employee assistance programs as a means to improve their workforces mental well-being.
A study conducted by the Trust for Americas Health found that one in five Americans (62 million) get the flu each year. Despite the numbers, fewer than half of Americans (45%) got a flu shot during the 2012-2013 flu season.
HHS proposes making some significant changes to the ACA in 2016, including controversial new requirements for brokers and agents that some say put them at an unfair disadvantage.
Commentary: What makes employers slow to adopt a defined contribution strategy? There are many reasons, says bswifts Brianna Petro.
Health care reform is presenting the biggest challenge in more than 30 years in employee benefit advising, say EBAs advisers of the year. Watch as the best of the best, Employee Benefit Advisers 2014 Advisers of the Year in health, voluntary and retirement discuss the top issues for 2015 and provide tips for those looking to enter the industry.
A randomized controlled trial found that users of the SmartQuit program, created by Seattle-based 2Morrow, Inc., were 2.5 to three times more likely to quit smoking than those who tried to quit on their own. The program will be offered through employers, health plans and states.
What health, retirement, technology, voluntary, and wellness issues will benefit professionals be wrestling with next year? The editors of Employee Benefit Adviser and Employee Benefit News have put together a web seminar series with top benefit experts to offer insights on the biggest 2015 trends.
No short-term effects are expected from House GOPs ACA subsidy lawsuit, but industry experts expect long-term implications on presidential authority and upcoming elections.
Prenatal and postpartum care programs are not only a benefit for employees who are expecting, they can also help employers avoid unnecessary costs related to preterm births.
The IRS plans to close a major loophole in the ACA by banning employers who offer skinny medical plans without hospitalization coverage from qualifying as minimum value plans under the health reform law.
A majority of employers regardless of workforce size are planning to keep their health plan coverage going into next year as the Affordable Care Acts employer mandate takes effect.
Commentary: Private exchanges are not the one-size-fits-all solution some in the benefit industry think they are, says broker Judy Miller. The veteran adviser shares her opinion about the promises and pitfalls of the private exchange solution.