Security on the ACA exchanges needs to be taken very seriously by advisers.
Columnist Jack Kwicien on how you go about selecting the right merger candidate.
Benefits broker John Garven juggles enrollment meetings while using Twitter to amplify his business.
Much concern had been voiced about the ability for consumers and insurers alike to execute billing and payment between Dec. 23 and Dec. 31 for coverage effective Jan. 1. AHIP offered to extend that deadline to Jan. 10 on Wednesday.
Why small employers havent bought into private exchanges yet
Insurance brokers have been saying it all along, but now a House Oversight and Government Reform report confirms that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had numerous failings in their conceptualization and implementation of navigators. Here are the key findings from that House report: [Images: Fotolia]
Its no surprise that the year ahead is going to mean skyrocketing voluntary sales. But experts say its no easy feat for health brokers trying to break into the business.
Health insurers are being asked by the U.S. government to be lenient with Obamacare customers who miss the Dec. 23 deadline for enrolling in the program or are late with their initial payment. Meanwhile, Aetna says it will not renew canceled plans.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has asked the agencys inspector general to review the development of Healthcare.gov, among other steps, in order to take concrete action and prevent future issues, she announced in a Wednesday blog post.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services told contractors not to cooperate with Congresss efforts to investigate work related to the Obamacare website, a top Republican lawmaker said.
More than 250,000 Americans selected private health insurance plans through Obamacare enrollment systems last month, better than twice as many as in October when the exchanges opened amid technology errors and outages.
Industry leaders discuss brokers to-dos for 2014, including technology developments and pending, unexpected competitors during a panel at Workplace Benefits Transitions.
President Barack Obamas health agency said it has spent $319 million building an online health-insurance marketplace through October.
Lou Faiola takes relationships to a new level. From carriers to brokers to beneficiaries, his commitment to benefits is apparent to all whose lives he touches.
The health care websites improved performance has both U.S. political parties shifting strategies, with President Barack Obamas team preparing a January advertising blitz and a wave of celebrity promotions to boost enrollment, allies said.