Either way, benefit firms are consolidating and its important for brokers and advisers to evaluate their options and find the right fit for their agency.
In a final rule published today, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services say employers can require employee orientation periods to become eligible for health benefits, but say they cannot last longer than one month.
Road to Workplace Benefits Mania: Ahead of the July conference, keynote speaker Ben Geyerhahn previews his strategy for brokers to mitigate health costs Medicaid migration.
The ACA has increased incentives for employees to quit smoking, but employers are wondering where e-cigarettes fit into the equation.
As the Affordable Care Act continues to necessitate the evolution of the benefit advisers role with individual and employer clients, knowing about the tax ramifications of the health law is a must.
The UnitedHealth Group Inc. executive whose Optum division helped states and the federal government fix Obamacare health exchanges will become second-in- command at the agency that runs the U.S. program.
How a father and daughter benefit broker team worked together to launch a private insurance marketplace that serves small and mid-size businesses as well as other local advisers.
Early health plan rate filings for 2015 signal premium rate hikes that could force individuals to consider switching plans. Confused consumers will be looking for help from benefit brokers and agents well-versed in plan options.
How the ACA has drawn attention to vision care coverage and prompted employers to ask advisers about this voluntary benefit.
Advisers working with employer clients on ACA compliance should pay close attention to the DOLs recent updates on out-of-pocket limits and preventive service requirements.
A contractor the Obama administration hired to monitor progress on its health insurance website, Healthcare.gov, repeatedly warned the project was falling behind before the site failed in October, Senate Republicans said in a report.
Looking toward 2015 open enrollment, experts say Healthcare.gov will be a vastly better place but work continues on some back end functionality.
Janet Trautwein, CEO of the National Association of Health Underwriters, talks about ACA compliance and how the midterm elections might affect the ACA and ultimately brokers two of the topics that will be discussed at the group's annual conference at the end of the month. She also highlights three major trends in benefits, including exchanges, that advisers should be keeping tabs on.
Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear discuss what key factors led to Obamacares 8 million enrollees
Several benefit brokers share their experiences with using TV ads during open enrollment 2014.