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All rights Reserved. custserv@sourcemedia.com (Source Media) webmaster@iproduction.com (iProduction) Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST IPS - www.iproduction.com <![CDATA[Top brokerages share why they’re invested in exchanges (or not)]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_your_business/top-brokerages-share-why-theyre-invested-in-exchanges-or-not-2744852-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_your_business/top-brokerages-share-why-theyre-invested-in-exchanges-or-not-2744852-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Obama administration to alter ACA enrollment in 2016]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/obama-administration-to-alter-aca-enrollment-in-2016-2744847-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/obama-administration-to-alter-aca-enrollment-in-2016-2744847-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[What's wrong with private exchanges]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/blog/beadvised/an-argument-against-private-exchanges-2744805-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/blog/beadvised/an-argument-against-private-exchanges-2744805-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Insurance carrier requires ACA exchange certification for all its agents]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/insurance-carrier-requires-aca-exchange-certification-for-all-its-agents-2744793-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/insurance-carrier-requires-aca-exchange-certification-for-all-its-agents-2744793-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Brokers predict increase in employers dropping group health coverage ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/brokers-predict-increase-in-employers-dropping-group-health-coverage-2744771-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/brokers-predict-increase-in-employers-dropping-group-health-coverage-2744771-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Obamacare 2015 sign-up under way with few glitches]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_hc_health_reform/obamacare-2015-sign-up-under-way-with-few-glitches-2744756-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_hc_health_reform/obamacare-2015-sign-up-under-way-with-few-glitches-2744756-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Why can't employers pay for employees to go to the exchanges?]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/can-employers-pay-for-employees-in-exchanges-no-2744742-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/can-employers-pay-for-employees-in-exchanges-no-2744742-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[SCOTUS to review ACA subsidies; experts predict little change ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/scotus-to-review-aca-subsidies-experts-predict-little-change-2744686-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/scotus-to-review-aca-subsidies-experts-predict-little-change-2744686-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Supreme court agrees to hear case challenging ACA subsidies]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/supreme-court-agrees-to-hear-case-challenging-aca-subsidies-2744683-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/supreme-court-agrees-to-hear-case-challenging-aca-subsidies-2744683-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Recognizing the ACA challenges posed by three-party employment arrangements]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_hc_health_reform/misunderstanding-acas-offer-of-coverage-with-third-party-2744668-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_hc_health_reform/misunderstanding-acas-offer-of-coverage-with-third-party-2744668-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[CMS delays enforcement of health plan identifiers in HIPAA transactions]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/cms-delays-enforcement-of-health-plan-identifiers-in-hipaa-transactions-2744667-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/cms-delays-enforcement-of-health-plan-identifiers-in-hipaa-transactions-2744667-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[IRS closes ACA minimum value health plan loophole]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/irs-closes-aca-minimum-value-health-plan-loophole-2744613-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/irs-closes-aca-minimum-value-health-plan-loophole-2744613-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Little-known ACA enrollment period benefits small employers]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/little-known-aca-enrollment-period-benefits-small-employers-2744596-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/little-known-aca-enrollment-period-benefits-small-employers-2744596-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[5 ACA issues employers should be following]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/gallery/eba/5-aca-issues-employers-should-be-following-2744366-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/gallery/eba/5-aca-issues-employers-should-be-following-2744366-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Despite information gaps, early SHOP access launches in 5 states]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/despite-information-gaps-early-shop-access-launches-in-5-states-2744525-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/despite-information-gaps-early-shop-access-launches-in-5-states-2744525-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Uninsured remain unclear about ACA enrollment dates]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/uninsured-remain-unclear-about-aca-enrollment-dates-2744509-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/uninsured-remain-unclear-about-aca-enrollment-dates-2744509-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Utilization of specialty drugs higher on exchanges]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/utilization-of-specialty-drugs-higher-on-exchanges-2744473-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/utilization-of-specialty-drugs-higher-on-exchanges-2744473-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Why introducing egg freezing coverage and other plan changes can be a slippery slope]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/introducing-egg-freezing-coverage-and-plan-changes-can-be-a-slippery-slope-2744419-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/introducing-egg-freezing-coverage-and-plan-changes-can-be-a-slippery-slope-2744419-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[New Healthcare.gov CEO lays out 2015 enrollment goals]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/new-healthcaregov-ceo-lays-out-2015-enrollment-goals-2744408-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/new-healthcaregov-ceo-lays-out-2015-enrollment-goals-2744408-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[CCIIO promises fix to broker tracking, commission issues on federal HIX]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/cciio-promises-fix-to-broker-tracking-commission-issues-on-federal-exchange-2744404-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/cciio-promises-fix-to-broker-tracking-commission-issues-on-federal-exchange-2744404-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Walmart health care coverage move not surprising ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_hc_health_plans/walmart-health-care-coverage-move-not-surprising-2744266-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_hc_health_plans/walmart-health-care-coverage-move-not-surprising-2744266-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Walmart announcement reinforces need for advisers to change their client approach]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/walmart-announcement-reinforces-need-for-advisers-to-change-approach-2744264-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/walmart-announcement-reinforces-need-for-advisers-to-change-approach-2744264-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[IRS clarifies cafeteria plan changes for employees switching to the exchange]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/irs-clarifies-cafeteria-plan-changes-for-employees-2744172-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/irs-clarifies-cafeteria-plan-changes-for-employees-2744172-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Helping employers evaluate benefit options for part-timers]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/helping-employers-evaluate-benefit-options-for-part-timers-2744158-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/helping-employers-evaluate-benefit-options-for-part-timers-2744158-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Has the ACA guaranteed benefit advisers job security?]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/has-the-aca-guaranteed-benefit-advisers-job-security-2744110-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/has-the-aca-guaranteed-benefit-advisers-job-security-2744110-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Employers plan major changes in sponsored health insurance coverage]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/employers-plan-major-changes-in-sponsored-health-insurance-coverage-2744001-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/employers-plan-major-changes-in-sponsored-health-insurance-coverage-2744001-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Encouraging employers to adopt FSA rollover improves enrollment, contributions ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/encouraging-employers-to-adopt-fsa-rollover-2743916-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/encouraging-employers-to-adopt-fsa-rollover-2743916-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Are private exchanges the next big thing in employer health care offerings?]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/blog/beadvised/are-private-exchanges-the-next-big-thing-in-employer-health-care-offerings-2743896-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/blog/beadvised/are-private-exchanges-the-next-big-thing-in-employer-health-care-offerings-2743896-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA['Striking change' in employer-sponsored health care premiums]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/striking-change-in-employer-sponsored-health-care-premiums-2743803-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/striking-change-in-employer-sponsored-health-care-premiums-2743803-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[First steps to take with IRS draft ACA reporting instructions]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/first-steps-to-take-with-irs-draft-aca-reporting-instructions-2743586-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/first-steps-to-take-with-irs-draft-aca-reporting-instructions-2743586-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[ACA tax rule gets rehearing by full appeals court ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/aca-tax-rule-gets-rehearing-by-full-appeals-court-2743563-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/aca-tax-rule-gets-rehearing-by-full-appeals-court-2743563-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Brokers sue Nevada exchange for unpaid commissions]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/brokers-sue-nevada-exchange-for-unpaid-commissions-2743530-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/brokers-sue-nevada-exchange-for-unpaid-commissions-2743530-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Obama offers birth-control coverage compromise for employees of religious nonprofits]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_compliance/obama-offers-birth-control-compromise-for-employees-of-religious-nonprofits-2743402-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_compliance/obama-offers-birth-control-compromise-for-employees-of-religious-nonprofits-2743402-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Employers create game plan for expected health care cost increases]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_hc_health_plans/employers-create-game-plan-for-expected-health-care-cost-increases-2743390-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_hc_health_plans/employers-create-game-plan-for-expected-health-care-cost-increases-2743390-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Nearly 7M could enroll outside ACA open enrollment]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/nearly-7m-could-enroll-outside-aca-open-enrollment-2743365-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/nearly-7m-could-enroll-outside-aca-open-enrollment-2743365-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Employers consider alternatives as health care costs rise]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/employers-consider-alternatives-as-health-care-costs-rise-2743330-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/employers-consider-alternatives-as-health-care-costs-rise-2743330-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Will employer-sponsored health insurance survive?]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_plan_design_admin/will-employer-sponsored-health-insurance-survive-2743291-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_plan_design_admin/will-employer-sponsored-health-insurance-survive-2743291-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Helping employers close the communication gap]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_client_communication/helping-employers-close-the-communication-gap-2743273-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_client_communication/helping-employers-close-the-communication-gap-2743273-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[IRS provides guidance on covered entities for health insurance fees]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/irs-provides-guidance-on-covered-entities-for-health-insurance-fees-2743255-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/irs-provides-guidance-on-covered-entities-for-health-insurance-fees-2743255-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Large employers continue shift to CDHPs in 2015 ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/large-employers-continue-shift-to-cdhps-in-2015-2743250-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/large-employers-continue-shift-to-cdhps-in-2015-2743250-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Colorado introduces health plan fees to help fund state HIX ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/colorado-introduces-health-plan-fees-to-help-fund-state-hix-2743216-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/colorado-introduces-health-plan-fees-to-help-fund-state-hix-2743216-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Technical difficulties plague ACA satisfaction]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/technical-difficulties-plague-aca-satisfaction-2743194-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/technical-difficulties-plague-aca-satisfaction-2743194-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Preparing employers for 2015 health plan enrollment growth]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/preparing-employers-for-2015-health-plan-enrollment-growth-2743193-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/preparing-employers-for-2015-health-plan-enrollment-growth-2743193-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Insurance agency M&A set record pace, but organic growth stays flat]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_your_business/insurance-agency-m-2743125-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_your_business/insurance-agency-m-2743125-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Brokers and assisters must collaborate during 2015 ACA open enrollment]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/brokers-and-assisters-must-collaborate-during-2015-aca-open-enrollment-2743100-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/brokers-and-assisters-must-collaborate-during-2015-aca-open-enrollment-2743100-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Vermont drops HIX vendor CGI, broker role still in question]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/vermont-drops-hix-vendor-cgi-broker-role-still-in-question-2743097-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/vermont-drops-hix-vendor-cgi-broker-role-still-in-question-2743097-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[ACA reporting for employers and the IRS' new draft forms]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/aca-reporting-for-employers-and-the-irs-new-draft-forms-2743030-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/aca-reporting-for-employers-and-the-irs-new-draft-forms-2743030-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Boosting small employer benefit participation with large employer tactics]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/boosting-small-employer-benefit-participation-with-large-employer-tactics-2743018-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/boosting-small-employer-benefit-participation-with-large-employer-tactics-2743018-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Employers using many tools to drive down health costs]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/employers-using-many-tools-to-drive-down-health-costs-2743009-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/employers-using-many-tools-to-drive-down-health-costs-2743009-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Employers consider voluntary benefits for growing part-time workforces]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_voluntary/employers-consider-voluntary-benefits-for-growing-part-time-workforces-2742991-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_voluntary/employers-consider-voluntary-benefits-for-growing-part-time-workforces-2742991-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[HHS releases medical loss ratio data]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_plan_design_admin/hhs-releases-medical-loss-ratio-data-2742947-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_plan_design_admin/hhs-releases-medical-loss-ratio-data-2742947-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Will dueling district court decisions on ACA subsidies impact your employer clients?]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/will-dueling-district-court-decisions-aca-subsidies-impact-clients-2742936-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/will-dueling-district-court-decisions-aca-subsidies-impact-clients-2742936-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Education heightens employee satisfaction with benefits, employers]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/education-heightens-employee-satisfaction-with-benefits-employers-2742891-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/education-heightens-employee-satisfaction-with-benefits-employers-2742891-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Employers won’t feel immediate sting from federal court ACA subsidy ruling]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_co_compliance/employers-wont-feel-immediate-sting-from-federal-court-aca-subsidy-ruling-2742883-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_co_compliance/employers-wont-feel-immediate-sting-from-federal-court-aca-subsidy-ruling-2742883-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[The current fee-for-service system hinders value-based plan design]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/blog/beadvised/current-fee-for-service-system-hinders-value-based-plan-design-2742855-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/blog/beadvised/current-fee-for-service-system-hinders-value-based-plan-design-2742855-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Post-Hobby Lobby: DOL requires employee notification of dropped contraceptive coverage]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_compliance/dol-requires-notification-of-dropped-contraceptive-coverage-2742854-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_compliance/dol-requires-notification-of-dropped-contraceptive-coverage-2742854-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Targeting niches: How one adviser’s focus on specific markets pays off]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_your_business/targeting-niches-optimistic-about-the-future-2742838-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_your_business/targeting-niches-optimistic-about-the-future-2742838-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA['Messy' future ahead for health care market]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_hc_health_reform/major-changes-ahead-in-the-health-care-market-2742798-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_hc_health_reform/major-changes-ahead-in-the-health-care-market-2742798-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[CA insurance rate ballot measure could become countrywide concern]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/ca-insurance-rate-ballot-measure-could-become-countrywide-concern-2742796-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/ca-insurance-rate-ballot-measure-could-become-countrywide-concern-2742796-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Provider networks set to drive benefits market under ACA]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/podcasts/provider-networks-set-to-drive-benefits-market-under-aca-2742797-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/podcasts/provider-networks-set-to-drive-benefits-market-under-aca-2742797-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[More than 10 million sought ACA enrollment help outside of brokers]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/more-than-10-million-sought-aca-enrollment-help-outside-of-brokers-2742765-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/more-than-10-million-sought-aca-enrollment-help-outside-of-brokers-2742765-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Some brokers still not paid on ACA exchanges]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_communication/some-brokers-still-not-paid-on-aca-exchanges-2742704-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_communication/some-brokers-still-not-paid-on-aca-exchanges-2742704-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[House to sue Obama over ACA’s employer mandate delay ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/house-to-sue-obama-over-acas-employer-mandate-delay-2742689-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/house-to-sue-obama-over-acas-employer-mandate-delay-2742689-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Hobby Lobby likely not 'defining moment' for ACA compliance ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/aca-compliance-hobby-lobby-safe-harbors-and-erisa-concerns-2742683-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/aca-compliance-hobby-lobby-safe-harbors-and-erisa-concerns-2742683-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Expanded coverage under ACA means more work for advisers, little extra pay]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/expanded-coverage-under-aca-means-more-work-for-advisers-2742635-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/expanded-coverage-under-aca-means-more-work-for-advisers-2742635-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Time’s up for mini-med plans as skinny plans gain focus]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/times-up-for-mini-med-plans-as-skinny-plans-gain-focus-2742556-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/times-up-for-mini-med-plans-as-skinny-plans-gain-focus-2742556-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[IRS finalizes regulations for health insurance tax credits for small employers]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/irs-finalizes-regulations-for-tax-credits-for-small-employers-2742454-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/irs-finalizes-regulations-for-tax-credits-for-small-employers-2742454-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Commission cutbacks compel brokers to reconsider voluntary benefits]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/podcasts/commission-cutbacks-compel-brokers-to-reconsider-voluntary-benefits-2742444-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/podcasts/commission-cutbacks-compel-brokers-to-reconsider-voluntary-benefits-2742444-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[A less-than-happy checkup]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_hc_dental_vision/a-less-than-happy-checkup-2742407-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_hc_dental_vision/a-less-than-happy-checkup-2742407-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Can employers reimburse employees for coverage purchased on the ACA exchanges? ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/can-employers-reimburse-employees-for-coverage-on-the-aca-exchanges-2742404-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/can-employers-reimburse-employees-for-coverage-on-the-aca-exchanges-2742404-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Employers identify barriers to private exchange adoption]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/employers-identify-barriers-to-private-exchange-adoption-2742376-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_plans/employers-identify-barriers-to-private-exchange-adoption-2742376-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Feds clarify employee orientation periods under the ACA]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_compliance/feds-clarify-employee-orientation-periods-under-the-aca-2742351-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_compliance/feds-clarify-employee-orientation-periods-under-the-aca-2742351-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Private Exchanges 201: An Employer Guide to Comparing and Integrating with Private Exchanges]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/webinars/empoyer-guide-private-exchanges-2741397-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/webinars/empoyer-guide-private-exchanges-2741397-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Where do e-cigarettes fit into an ACA-compliant wellness program?]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/where-do-e-cigarettes-fit-into-an-aca-compliant-wellness-program-2742326-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/where-do-e-cigarettes-fit-into-an-aca-compliant-wellness-program-2742326-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[U.S. hires UnitedHealth exec to lead Obamacare effort at CMS]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/us-hires-unitedhealth-exec-to-lead-obamacare-effort-at-cms-2742299-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/us-hires-unitedhealth-exec-to-lead-obamacare-effort-at-cms-2742299-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Advisers poised to address consumer concerns with ACA premium hikes ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/advisers-poised-to-address-consumer-concerns-with-aca-premium-hikes-2742293-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/advisers-poised-to-address-consumer-concerns-with-aca-premium-hikes-2742293-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[FAQs about the ACA: Out-of-pockets and preventative care]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_compliance/faqs-about-the-aca-out-of-pockets-and-preventative-care-2742269-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_compliance/faqs-about-the-aca-out-of-pockets-and-preventative-care-2742269-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Emergence of single-carrier model expected in private HIX]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_hc_health_plans/emergence-of-single-carrier-model-expected-in-private-hix-2742249-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_hc_health_plans/emergence-of-single-carrier-model-expected-in-private-hix-2742249-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Advisers at odds with AHIP’s newly proposed cost level on ACA exchanges]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/advisers-at-odds-with-ahips-newly-proposed-cost-level-on-aca-exchanges-2742172-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_regulatory/advisers-at-odds-with-ahips-newly-proposed-cost-level-on-aca-exchanges-2742172-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Private exchange enrollment hits 3M]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/private-exchange-enrollment-hits-3m-2742156-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/private-exchange-enrollment-hits-3m-2742156-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[New ACA delay limits employee choice on SHOP exchange]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/new-aca-delay-limits-employee-choice-on-shop-exchange-2742125-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/new-aca-delay-limits-employee-choice-on-shop-exchange-2742125-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[How business can save America from health care]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_co_benefits_strategy/how-business-can-save-america-from-health-care-2742062-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_co_benefits_strategy/how-business-can-save-america-from-health-care-2742062-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Advisers question ACA income calculation in light of slew of discrepancies]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_communication/advisers-question-aca-income-calculation-in-light-of-slew-of-discrepancies-2741989-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_communication/advisers-question-aca-income-calculation-in-light-of-slew-of-discrepancies-2741989-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[10 ACA issues employers need information on]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/gallery/eba/10-aca-issues-employers-need-information-on-2741918-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/gallery/eba/10-aca-issues-employers-need-information-on-2741918-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Online SHOP enrollment expected to be operational for advisers this year]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/online-shop-enrollment-expected-to-be-operational-for-advisers-this-year-2741914-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/online-shop-enrollment-expected-to-be-operational-for-advisers-this-year-2741914-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[More education needed for small employers in SHOP]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_plan_design_admin/more-education-needed-for-small-employers-in-shop-2741913-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_plan_design_admin/more-education-needed-for-small-employers-in-shop-2741913-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Adviser training for 2015 SHOP enrollment to begin in July]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/adviser-training-for-2015-shop-enrollment-to-begin-in-july-2741889-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_health_reform/adviser-training-for-2015-shop-enrollment-to-begin-in-july-2741889-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Can advisers survive a demise of small group health insurance plans?]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_your_business/can-advisers-survive-a-demise-of-small-group-health-insurance-plans-2741860-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_your_business/can-advisers-survive-a-demise-of-small-group-health-insurance-plans-2741860-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[More ACA insurers could help brokers enroll more consumers]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_communication/more-aca-insurers-could-help-brokers-enroll-more-consumers-2741777-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_communication/more-aca-insurers-could-help-brokers-enroll-more-consumers-2741777-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[The $36,500 per employee ACA penalty]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_co_benefits_management/the-36500-per-employee-aca-penalty-2741752-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/ebn_co_benefits_management/the-36500-per-employee-aca-penalty-2741752-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Senators pledge support for agents and brokers to CMS]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_communication/senators-pledge-support-for-agents-and-brokers-to-cms-2741721-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_communication/senators-pledge-support-for-agents-and-brokers-to-cms-2741721-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Rx drug costs on exchange plans higher than employer-sponsored coverage]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_pharmacy/rx-drug-costs-on-exchange-plans-higher-than-employer-sponsored-2741677-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba_hc_pharmacy/rx-drug-costs-on-exchange-plans-higher-than-employer-sponsored-2741677-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[This supplemental benefit is a value-add and cost-saving measure]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/this-supplemental-benefit-is-a-value-add-and-cost-saving-measure-2741623-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/this-supplemental-benefit-is-a-value-add-and-cost-saving-measure-2741623-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Makeup of state-run exchanges vs FFM to change]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/makeup-of-state-run-exchanges-vs-ffm-to-change-2741611-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/makeup-of-state-run-exchanges-vs-ffm-to-change-2741611-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Should employers consider spousal surcharges?]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/blog/ebviews/should-employers-consider-spousal-surcharges-2741606-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/blog/ebviews/should-employers-consider-spousal-surcharges-2741606-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Identity Theft Protection: Add Value with this Relevant Benefit]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/webinars/Identity-Theft-Protection-Add-Value-Relevant-Benefit-2740528-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/webinars/Identity-Theft-Protection-Add-Value-Relevant-Benefit-2740528-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Insurers say ACA just needs fine-tuning]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/insurers-say-aca-just-needs-fine-tuning-2741410-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/insurers-say-aca-just-needs-fine-tuning-2741410-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Take control of the controlled group issue]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/take-control-of-the-controlled-group-issue-2741408-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/take-control-of-the-controlled-group-issue-2741408-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[House tries to untangle who's paid for ACA coverage]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/house-tries-to-untangle-whos-paid-for-aca-coverage-2741385-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/house-tries-to-untangle-whos-paid-for-aca-coverage-2741385-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Employers want advisers to help solve the exchange puzzle]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/employers-want-advisers-to-help-solve-the-exchange-puzzle-2741380-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/employers-want-advisers-to-help-solve-the-exchange-puzzle-2741380-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[5 reasons to revisit voluntary benefits with your clients]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/gallery/eba/5-reasons-to-revisit-voluntary-benefits-with-your-clients-2741343-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/gallery/eba/5-reasons-to-revisit-voluntary-benefits-with-your-clients-2741343-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Control groups and the ACA — you need to be cautious]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/control-groups-and-the-aca-you-need-to-be-cautious-2741235-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/control-groups-and-the-aca-you-need-to-be-cautious-2741235-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[ACA compliance: Advise employers to revise employee handbooks ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/aca-compliance-advise-employers-to-revise-employee-handbooks-2741234-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/aca-compliance-advise-employers-to-revise-employee-handbooks-2741234-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Health spending rises as ACA patients use plans]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/health-spending-rises-as-aca-patients-use-plans-bloomberg-2741218-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/health-spending-rises-as-aca-patients-use-plans-bloomberg-2741218-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[House passes bill cutting this group of plans from the ACA]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/house-passes-bill-cutting-this-group-of-plans-from-the-aca-2741203-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/house-passes-bill-cutting-this-group-of-plans-from-the-aca-2741203-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Employers eager for adviser guidance on ACA]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/podcasts/employers-eager-for-adviser-guidance-on-aca-2741231-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/podcasts/employers-eager-for-adviser-guidance-on-aca-2741231-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[How Oregon’s exchange move could affect brokers]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/no-surprise-oregon-exchange-chose-the-feds-2741133-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/no-surprise-oregon-exchange-chose-the-feds-2741133-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Advisers poised to help employers navigate benefit conundrum]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/advisers-poised-to-help-employers-navigate-benefit-conundrum-2741130-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/advisers-poised-to-help-employers-navigate-benefit-conundrum-2741130-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Heartbleed causes heartache for Healthcare.gov users]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/heartbleed-causes-heartache-for-healthcaregov-users-2741012-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/heartbleed-causes-heartache-for-healthcaregov-users-2741012-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[PCIP deadline delayed again]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/pcip-deadline-announced-2741007-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/pcip-deadline-announced-2741007-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[‘The time is now’ for selling voluntary products]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/the-time-is-now-for-selling-voluntary-products-2740887-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/the-time-is-now-for-selling-voluntary-products-2740887-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[5 cost-saving tactics for ACA compliance ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/gallery/eba/5-cost-saving-tactics-for-aca-compliance-2740821-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/gallery/eba/5-cost-saving-tactics-for-aca-compliance-2740821-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[DC benefit model generates much talk, little action]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/dc-benefit-model-generates-much-talk-little-action-2740790-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/dc-benefit-model-generates-much-talk-little-action-2740790-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Experts caution due diligence in private exchange selection to avoid conflicts of interest]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/experts-caution-due-diligence-hix-selection-avoid-conflicts-of-interest-2740736-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/experts-caution-due-diligence-hix-selection-avoid-conflicts-of-interest-2740736-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Employers thirsty for voluntary dental info]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/employers-thirsty-for-voluntary-dental-info-2740715-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/employers-thirsty-for-voluntary-dental-info-2740715-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Countdown to ACA compliance: How to determine your client’s common law employees]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/countdown-to-aca-compliance-common-law-employees-2740620-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/countdown-to-aca-compliance-common-law-employees-2740620-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Off-exchange options flew under enrollment radar]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/off-exchange-options-flew-under-enrollment-radar-2740592-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/off-exchange-options-flew-under-enrollment-radar-2740592-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Early data show public HIX enrollees use more specialty meds]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/early-data-show-public-hix-enrollees-use-more-specialty-meds-2740586-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/early-data-show-public-hix-enrollees-use-more-specialty-meds-2740586-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Bill bumping ACA to 40-hour work week passes House]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/bill-bumping-aca-to-40-hour-work-week-passes-house-2740480-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/bill-bumping-aca-to-40-hour-work-week-passes-house-2740480-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[More employers embracing ACA provisions in health plan designs]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/more-employers-embracing-aca-provisions-in-health-plan-designs-2740478-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/more-employers-embracing-aca-provisions-in-health-plan-designs-2740478-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[ACA open enrollment extension may injure insurers]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/aca-open-enrollment-extension-may-injure-insurers-2740374-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/aca-open-enrollment-extension-may-injure-insurers-2740374-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Obamacare sign-up ends as began with flaws, new challenge]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/obamacare-sisn-up-ends-as-began-with-flaws-new-challenge-bloomberg-2740339-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/obamacare-sisn-up-ends-as-began-with-flaws-new-challenge-bloomberg-2740339-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Agents have many questions about ‘troublesome’ ACA rollout ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/podcasts/agents-have-many-questions-about-troublesome-aca-rollout-2740264-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/podcasts/agents-have-many-questions-about-troublesome-aca-rollout-2740264-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[ACA triggers voluntary benefit sales boom]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/aca-triggers-voluntary-benefit-sales-boom-2740195-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/aca-triggers-voluntary-benefit-sales-boom-2740195-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Supreme Court hears Hobby Lobby ACA challenge]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/supreme-court-hears-hobby-lobby-aca-challenge-2740191-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/supreme-court-hears-hobby-lobby-aca-challenge-2740191-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Access to Rx drugs challenged by exchanges]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/access-to-rx-drugs-challenged-by-exchanges-2740183-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/access-to-rx-drugs-challenged-by-exchanges-2740183-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Leading carrier tops broker frustrations in final lap of ACA enrollment]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/leading-carrier-tops-broker-frustrations-in-final-lap-of-aca-enrollment-2740155-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/leading-carrier-tops-broker-frustrations-in-final-lap-of-aca-enrollment-2740155-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Know your plan — or the courts will]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/know-your-plan-or-the-courts-will-2740103-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/know-your-plan-or-the-courts-will-2740103-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[In Hobby Lobby contraceptive rule case God meets profit]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/in-hobby-lobby-contraceptive-rule-case-god-meets-profit-2740082-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/in-hobby-lobby-contraceptive-rule-case-god-meets-profit-2740082-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[ACA enrollment hits 5 million, insurer competition low]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/aca-enrollment-hits-5-million-insurer-competition-low-bloomberg-2740024-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/aca-enrollment-hits-5-million-insurer-competition-low-bloomberg-2740024-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[HSA, HRA contributions reach record high in 2013 ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/hsa-hra-contributions-reach-record-high-in-2013-2739998-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/hsa-hra-contributions-reach-record-high-in-2013-2739998-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Know the narrow network landmines ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/narrow-networks-could-mean-desperate-calls-to-brokers-2739680-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/narrow-networks-could-mean-desperate-calls-to-brokers-2739680-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Employers raise deductibles to reduce costs]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/employers-raise-deductibles-to-reduce-costs-bloomberg-2739899-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/employers-raise-deductibles-to-reduce-costs-bloomberg-2739899-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Dumping your spouse]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/dumping-your-spouse-2739898-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/dumping-your-spouse-2739898-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[ACA deadline looms as sign-ups hit 4.2 million]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/aca-deadline-looms-as-sign-ups-hit-42-million-2739893-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/aca-deadline-looms-as-sign-ups-hit-42-million-2739893-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Exchanges are not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/exchanges-are-not-a-one-size-fits-all-solution-2739835-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/exchanges-are-not-a-one-size-fits-all-solution-2739835-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[CMS expects last-minute enrollment bump in exchanges]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/cms-expects-last-minute-enrollment-bump-in-exchanges-2739765-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/cms-expects-last-minute-enrollment-bump-in-exchanges-2739765-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Insurers need to change selling techniques on private exchanges: study]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/insurers-need-to-change-selling-techniques-on-private-exchanges-study-2739721-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/insurers-need-to-change-selling-techniques-on-private-exchanges-study-2739721-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Obamacare policies change for 2015 to provide more flexibility]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/obamacare-policies-change-for-2015-to-provide-more-flexibility-2739682-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/obamacare-policies-change-for-2015-to-provide-more-flexibility-2739682-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Benefit consultants find success in proprietary private exchanges ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/benefit-consultants-find-success-in-proprietary-private-exchanges-2739675-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/benefit-consultants-find-success-in-proprietary-private-exchanges-2739675-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Consumers offered relief for exchange enrollment glitches]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/consumers-offered-relief-for-exchange-enrollment-glitches-2739639-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/consumers-offered-relief-for-exchange-enrollment-glitches-2739639-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Advisers argue against more oversight for self-insured plans]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/advisers-argue-against-more-oversight-for-self-insured-plans-2739589-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/advisers-argue-against-more-oversight-for-self-insured-plans-2739589-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[70% of advisers fear vanishing sales under ACA]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/70-of-advisers-fear-vanishing-sales-under-aca-2739474-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/70-of-advisers-fear-vanishing-sales-under-aca-2739474-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[House GOP members demand answers on ACA employer mandate delay]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/house-gop-members-demand-answers-on-aca-employer-mandate-delay-2739332-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/house-gop-members-demand-answers-on-aca-employer-mandate-delay-2739332-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Fewer Americans getting health insurance through employers]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/fewer-americans-getting-health-insurance-through-employers-2739303-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/fewer-americans-getting-health-insurance-through-employers-2739303-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[ACA delay gives time for optimal policy: Obama ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/aca-delay-gives-time-for-optimal-policy-obama-2739238-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/aca-delay-gives-time-for-optimal-policy-obama-2739238-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Liazon launches private multi-carrier exchange]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/liazon-launches-private-multi-carrier-exchange-2739200-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/liazon-launches-private-multi-carrier-exchange-2739200-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[SHOP is a flop for brokers across the nation]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/shop-is-a-flop-for-brokers-across-the-nation-2739176-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/shop-is-a-flop-for-brokers-across-the-nation-2739176-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Obama may allow renewal of extended health plans, Aetna CEO says]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/obama-may-allow-renewal-of-extended-health-plans-aetna-ceo-says-bloomberg-2739152-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/obama-may-allow-renewal-of-extended-health-plans-aetna-ceo-says-bloomberg-2739152-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Insurers slash specialty hospitals to keep premiums low]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/insurers-slash-specialty-hospitals-to-keep-premiums-low-bloomberg-2739134-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/insurers-slash-specialty-hospitals-to-keep-premiums-low-bloomberg-2739134-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[ACA insurers may be forced to broaden networks]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/aca-insurers-may-be-forced-to-broaden-networks-bloomberg-2739071-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/aca-insurers-may-be-forced-to-broaden-networks-bloomberg-2739071-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Public exchanges competitive with employer-sponsored plans]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/public-exchanges-competitive-with-employer-sponsored-plans-2738978-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/public-exchanges-competitive-with-employer-sponsored-plans-2738978-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Republican senators pitch ACA replacement for 2017]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/republican-senators-pitch-aca-replacement-for-2017-bloomberg-2738903-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/republican-senators-pitch-aca-replacement-for-2017-bloomberg-2738903-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Could exchanges encourage more value-based pricing?]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/could-exchanges-encourage-value-based-pricing-2738849-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/could-exchanges-encourage-value-based-pricing-2738849-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Moody’s downgrades U.S. health insurers’ outlook to negative]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/moodys-downgrades-us-health-insurers-outlook-to-negative-2738845-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/moodys-downgrades-us-health-insurers-outlook-to-negative-2738845-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Humana sued by man claiming it wouldn’t cancel policy]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/humana-sued-by-man-claiming-it-wouldnt-cancel-policy-bloomberg-2738813-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/humana-sued-by-man-claiming-it-wouldnt-cancel-policy-bloomberg-2738813-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[CMS awarded Accenture no-bid contract on Healthcare.gov]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/cms-awarded-accenture-no-bid-contract-on-healthcaregov-2738773-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/cms-awarded-accenture-no-bid-contract-on-healthcaregov-2738773-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Target to drop health insurance for part-time workers]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/target-drop-health-insurance-part-time-workers-bloomberg-2738755-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/target-drop-health-insurance-part-time-workers-bloomberg-2738755-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[McGraw Wentworth plans benefit, health care reform study]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/mcgraw-wentworth-plans-benefit-health-care-reform-study-2738749-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/mcgraw-wentworth-plans-benefit-health-care-reform-study-2738749-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Plaintiffs in ACA tax credit case file for expedited appeal]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/plaintiffs-in-aca-tax-credit-case-file-for-expedited-appeal-2738726-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/plaintiffs-in-aca-tax-credit-case-file-for-expedited-appeal-2738726-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[ACA’s SHOP enrollment lagging behind goals]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/aca-shop-enrollment-lagging-behind-goals-2738694-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/aca-shop-enrollment-lagging-behind-goals-2738694-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[ACA pediatric dental compliance: 4 strategies for brokers ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/gallery/eba/aca-pediatric-dental-compliance-four-strategies-for-brokers-2738594-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/gallery/eba/aca-pediatric-dental-compliance-four-strategies-for-brokers-2738594-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Accenture wins contract for Obamacare enrollment website]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/accenture-wins-contract-for-obamacare-enrollment-website-bloomberg-2738585-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/accenture-wins-contract-for-obamacare-enrollment-website-bloomberg-2738585-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[68% of uninsured yet to visit exchanges]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/sixty-eight-percent-of-uninsured-yet-to-visit-exchanges-bloomberg-2738559-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/sixty-eight-percent-of-uninsured-yet-to-visit-exchanges-bloomberg-2738559-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[More insurers delay consumer ACA payment deadlines]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/more-insurers-delay-consumer-aca-payment-deadlines-bloomberg-2738531-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/more-insurers-delay-consumer-aca-payment-deadlines-bloomberg-2738531-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Health care spending continues at record lows, Obamacare tested]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/health-care-spending-continues-at-record-lows-obamacare-tested-bloomberg-2738478-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/health-care-spending-continues-at-record-lows-obamacare-tested-bloomberg-2738478-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Obamacare rallies from botched debut as 2 million enroll]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/obamacare-rallies-from-botched-debut-as-2-million-enroll-2738427-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/obamacare-rallies-from-botched-debut-as-2-million-enroll-2738427-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Historic coverage expansion to test promise of Obamacare]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/historic-coverage-expansion-test-promise-of-Obamacare-2738404-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/historic-coverage-expansion-test-promise-of-Obamacare-2738404-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[What is driving employers to adopt HSAs in 2014?]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/podcasts/what-is-driving-employers-to-adopt-hsas-in-2014-2738422-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/podcasts/what-is-driving-employers-to-adopt-hsas-in-2014-2738422-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Obamacare sign-up extended as record 1 million use site]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/obamacare-sign-up-extended-as-record-1-million-use-site-2738387-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/obamacare-sign-up-extended-as-record-1-million-use-site-2738387-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Deadline day: Insurers balk at Obamacare concessions as health-risk pool thins]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/deadline-day-insurers-balk-Obamacare-concessions-health-risk-pool-thins-2738360-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/deadline-day-insurers-balk-Obamacare-concessions-health-risk-pool-thins-2738360-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Obama: Healthcare.gov one of biggest mistakes of 2013]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/obama-healthcaregov-one-of-biggest-mistakes-of-2013-bloomberg-2738349-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/obama-healthcaregov-one-of-biggest-mistakes-of-2013-bloomberg-2738349-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[ACA premium deadline extended 10 days by insurers]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/aca-premium-deadline-extended-10-days-by-insurers-2738289-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/aca-premium-deadline-extended-10-days-by-insurers-2738289-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[You need emotional chops to sell voluntary]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/you-need-emotional-chops-to-sell-voluntary-2738197-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/you-need-emotional-chops-to-sell-voluntary-2738197-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[15,000 health care enrollments didn’t get to insurers]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/15000-health-care-enrolllments-did-not-get-to-insurers-2738159-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/15000-health-care-enrolllments-did-not-get-to-insurers-2738159-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Aetna won't renew canceled plans]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/aetna-wont-renew-canceled-plans-bloomberg-2738137-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/aetna-wont-renew-canceled-plans-bloomberg-2738137-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[EBA's 2013 Voluntary Adviser of the Year is Lou Faiola]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba-2013-voluntary-adviser-of-the-year-is-lou-faiola-2737667-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/eba-2013-voluntary-adviser-of-the-year-is-lou-faiola-2737667-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Republicans change ACA attacks as website functions better]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/republicans-change-aca-attacks-as-website-functions-better-bloomberg-2738006-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/republicans-change-aca-attacks-as-website-functions-better-bloomberg-2738006-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[CMS and broker disconnect continues ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/cms-and-broker-disconnect-continues-2737960-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/cms-and-broker-disconnect-continues-2737960-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Obama to tout health law’s benefits in catch-up bid for support]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/obama-tout-health-law-benefits-catch_up-bid-support-bloomberg-2737886-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/obama-tout-health-law-benefits-catch_up-bid-support-bloomberg-2737886-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS <![CDATA[Towers Watson's private exchange division leader details advantages of Liazon purchase]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:36 EST http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/towers-watsons-private-exchange-division-liazon-purchase-2737795-1.html http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/towers-watsons-private-exchange-division-liazon-purchase-2737795-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS