An onslaught of Dec. 1 renewal dates means premium rates remain steady for now, but advisers need to prepare for heavy 4th quarter workloads.
With the Affordable Care Acts new reporting requirements fast approaching, employers and their benefit advisers need more than ever to keep abreast of whats happening with the ever-changing health care reform law. Here are five ACA issues the national law firm Epstein Becker Green says employers need to be following.
The Internal Revenue Service needs to go to greater lengths to safeguard taxpayer information on health insurance exchanges, according to a new government report.
After multiple delays, early access to the federally-facilitated Small Business Health Options Program launched Monday in five states.
A controversial ballot measure in California is getting national attention from the benefits industry. Heres what it is and why it matters.
Although open enrollment for 2015 Obamacare plans opens in just over three weeks, the uninsured remain unclear about the dates and possible financial assistance available.
Although the ACAs excise tax doesnt go into effect until 2018, employers are already fearful benefit advisers should be offering ideas and solutions to calm their fears.
For employers fighting to maintain grandfathered status, consultants and benefit managers predict the Affordable Care Acts ongoing implementation will mean the end of these health plan structures in the near future.
Several tech companies this week announced they would be adding egg freezing benefits to their health plan. While that may sound like a nice perk to some, making this and other benefit plan changes comes with risks that your employer clients, with your help, should consider.
The Internal Revenue Service said that the sequestration process could have an impact on the amount that certain small tax-exempt employers receive on the refundable portion of the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit.
A fix is in the works to ensure agents and brokers can identify themselves and therefore receive commissions for their work on the federally-facilitated marketplace, an agency official at The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight said Tuesday.
Walmarts announcement this week that it will drop health care coverage for its part-time employees reiterates that employer-sponsored health care coverage is changing, and those benefit advisers who plan to remain relevant to clients must change, too.
EBAs annual Workplace Benefits Summit, held last week in Boca Raton, Fla., included a celebration of our Advisers of the Year, strategy and marketing tips from benefit professionals, and the presentation of our inaugural Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising awards.
The more things appear to change, the more they appear to stay the same. Thats what a consumer health advocacy group in Florida is saying about double-digit health insurance premium increases that it says have been predating, and now post-dating, the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
Health care reform has changed the role of the adviser from insurance broker to that of a trusted adviser, counselor and compliance guru. Advisers hoping to thrive in this new environment will embrace the change less as a burden and more as an opportunity.