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  • Sebelius to resign as U.S. health secretary

    April 10, 2014

    Kathleen Sebelius, the U.S. health secretary who steered the troubled rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, will resign just as the program topped its first-year enrollment goal, according to two people familiar with the decision.


  • ‘Get the people who know what they’re doing’

    March 26, 2014

    From brokers and advisers to industry and political leaders, influential groups across the nation spoke with EBA on the most pressing and interesting benefit topics of the month. See the most important news you may have missed from Employee Benefit Adviser stories in March.


  • 10 star advisers under age 35

    March 21, 2014

    EBA’s 10 Rising Stars in Advising, listed in no particular order, are bringing much-needed talent and innovation to the industry. Here's our list, and look for a full article on each of these young people in our April issue.


  • Insurance firms seek escape from U.S. bank capital rules

    March 11, 2014

    Insurance companies will urge U.S. lawmakers today to stop the Federal Reserve from imposing bank-like capital standards on their industry.


  • Willis International CEO details global benefits expansion, local impact

    February 19, 2014

    The world is getting smaller and smaller by the day. And as a result, brokers’ potential to work with clients from other towns, other states and maybe even other countries is getting bigger and bigger.


  • CIAB's CEO: The 'unknown' of 2014 is your friend

    PODCAST | February 19, 2014

    EBA talks with Ken Crerar, president and CEO of the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, about why and how this "very disconcerting time" needs to be seized by brokers. He also talks goals for the group for the year ahead.


  • Brokerage firms enjoy 6-year high profitability, growth in Q4 2013

    February 11, 2014

    Large and mid-sized agencies and brokerage firms enjoyed a six-year high in revenue growth and profitability in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Reagan Consulting’s quarterly Organic Growth and Profitability survey.


  • Bill to create national broker licensing org. passes Senate

    January 30, 2014

    A long-fought battle to ease the burden of insurance brokers’ licensing procedures moved a step closer to reality on Thursday afternoon. Still, hurdles remain for NARAB, with passage in the House uncertain, and the White House scrutinizing some components of the language.


  • Making a strategic partnership work

    PODCAST | January 23, 2014

    Partnering with an outside company can have big payoffs, but it can also fail big time. Monique Reece, founder and CEO of MarketSmarter and author of *Real-Time Marketing for Business Growth, discusses some of the most overlooked considerations when selecting the right business partner.


  • Benefits, insurers top best-in-telecommuting round-up

    January 13, 2014

    When FlexJobs released their Top 100 Companies for working from home and/or telecommuting list, EBA editors noticed a trend: four industry standouts landed in the top 10: UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, Humana and ADP.


  • This broker started over at 57 — learn his secrets

    January 7, 2014

    John Seltzer, along with son Jason, establishes the groundwork for an enduring business with a focus on consultative sales.


  • 6 voluntary trends and opportunities for 2014

    December 17, 2013

    Experts in the voluntary field share predictions for the coming year — and some pretty crazy products that can now be sold through payroll deduction. Comments compiled at SourceMedia’s Workplace Benefits Transitions conference in Chicago Dec. 10-12. [Images: Fotolia]


  • EBA's 2013 Voluntary Adviser of the Year is Lou Faiola

    December 10, 2013

    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.


  • Broker community outreach shifts to ACA education

    December 3, 2013

    A staple component of every independent brokerage and agency for marketing and service, this element changed dramatically for most brokers in 2013


  • Obama nightly reading reveals angst about Healthcare.gov fix

    November 26, 2013

    A behind the scenes look at how President Barack Obama is monitoring the ACA website situation as the Nov. 30 deadline to fix it fast approaches.


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