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  • Are private exchanges the next big thing in employer health care offerings?

    September 17, 2014

    Predictions for 2014 open enrollment include more than 3 million employees being covered under private exchanges. Is this the new trend in employer-sponsored health care coverage?


  • 'The ACA has made brokers' jobs much more valuable'

    PODCAST | September 15, 2014

    The Affordable Care Act’s 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.


  • 'Striking change' in employer-sponsored health care premiums

    September 10, 2014

    Two major trends in employer-sponsored health care continue: a slower rate of premium increases and greater use of high-deductible health plans, especially among small employers, Kaiser study finds.


  • 10 states with the highest uninsured rates post-ACA

    September 9, 2014

    While the uninsured rate has dropped to a record low of 13.4% nationwide, according to Gallup figures, rates differ dramatically across states. Here are the 10 states with the highest uninsured rates in the aftermath of health care reform implementation, according to WalletHub.


  • Voluntary: Coming soon to private exchanges

    September 8, 2014

    As private exchange providers introduce voluntary benefit offerings, how will broker commissions be affected?


  • Brokers, employers granted early SHOP access in 5 states

    September 5, 2014

    CMS says small employers and their benefit advisers in select states will have early access to the ACA’s Small Business Health Options Program to test-drive the system, but not all are interested.


  • Clinical trials: What advisers and plan sponsors need to know

    September 5, 2014

    Commentary: Under the ACA, clinical trials offer an expanding frontier for plan sponsors and insurers, says Symetra’s Marien Diaz.


  • ACA tax rule gets rehearing by full appeals court

    September 4, 2014

    The full U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington will rehear a recent court decision that found the ACA's premium subsidies invalid in more than two dozen states due to the law’s specific language. A rehearing may reduce the chances of a new Supreme Court showdown over a central element of the health reform law.


  • Brokers sue Nevada exchange for unpaid commissions

    September 2, 2014

    Fed up over unpaid enrollment commissions, benefit advisers are suing the Nevada state exchange and its website contractor Xerox.


  • 10 states with lowest uninsured rates post-ACA

    August 26, 2014

    While the uninsured rate has dropped to a record low of 13.4% nationwide, according to Gallup figures, rates differ dramatically across states. Here are the top 10 states with the best uninsured rates in the aftermath of health care reform implementation, according to Wallethub.


  • Obama offers birth-control coverage compromise for employees of religious nonprofits

    August 22, 2014

    The Obama administration has announced a government workaround to allow employees of religious nonprofits access to birth-control coverage even if their employer has opted not to pay for such medicines.


  • Small business marketplaces leave room for improvement

    August 21, 2014

    Benefit advisers and employers say a host of challenges is not only to blame for stagnant SHOP enrollment, but must be overcome if SHOP is to enjoy any success.


  • Nearly 7M could enroll outside ACA open enrollment

    August 21, 2014

    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.


  • Brokers question value of SHOP training and marketing

    August 20, 2014

    Enrollment on the SHOP exchanges remains stagnant, a concern benefit advisers attribute to inadequate marketing practices. Brokers also remain concerned about the poor quality of training for those assisting employers with enrollment.


  • IRS publishes guide to health coverage exemptions

    August 20, 2014

    The Internal Revenue Service has issued a new one-page publication with information about exemptions to the health coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act.


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