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  • Private exchanges: 'Not a fad or flash in pan'

    October 30, 2014

    In a new series, EBA goes one-on-one with the heads of private exchanges. What makes one exchange different from the rest, and how do brokers fit in the mix? First up: Don Garlitz, bswift's executive director of exchange solutions.


  • Benefit agencies plan tech spending spree

    October 28, 2014

    EBA’s first-ever technology survey reveals where benefit agencies plan to invest their IT dollars.


  • Electronic signatures gaining ground in hiring, onboarding process

    October 27, 2014

    One would expect technology companies such as Google and Twitter to be at the forefront of using electronic signatures when recruiting talent. But increasingly, other industries are realizing the potential time and cost savings of using esignatures to increase hiring efficiency.


  • One claim a minute is not fast enough

    October 27, 2014

    Commentary: The industry is scrambling to keep pace with technology-fueled demands for speedy claims turnover. Aflac’s Laree Daniel explains how customer expectations are molding the industry response.


  • Consumers willing to share wearable data in exchange for break on insurance premiums

    October 22, 2014

    Employers that are considering incorporating wearable fitness devices into their wellness programs are facing important decisions about the cost of those devices, and must also be prepared to allay employees’ concerns about data security.


  • BFE keynote: Wearable fitness technology is here to stay

    September 30, 2014

    Gone are the days of hula chairs and ThighMasters at the desk, new technologies and wearable devices are playing into the benefits and wellness strategies of employers, Amy McDonough, Fitbit’s director of wellness, told conference goers at the 2014 Employee Benefits Forum & Expo, being held this week in Boca Raton, Fla.


  • 5 ways to make a private exchange successful

    September 23, 2014

    What components go into a well-run private exchange? Don Garlitz, SVP at exchange provider bswift, shares the five 'C's to look for when considering a private exchange platform.


  • Apple delays HealthKit software after discovering early flaw

    September 18, 2014

    (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. said it’s delaying the release of new health-tracking software that it has trumpeted as one of the main features of its new operating system for the iPhone and iPad.


  • How new technologies are changing the face of benefits enrollment

    September 17, 2014

    Commentary: Evolving technologies are creating a major shift in the enrollment landscape. Brokers and benefit advisers hoping to offer clients customized solutions need to stay in the know.


  • Keep up with consumer technology innovation

    September 17, 2014

    Over the next decade, the changes in the market for healthcare services, and therefore the role of brokerages, will be dramatic.


  • Cost, security concerns may slow Apple Watch’s role in workplace wellness

    September 9, 2014

    Apple’s new and very high-profile entry into the wearable wellness game might make it the must-have status symbol of 2015, but cost and data security issues may create challenges for Apple Watch in benefits programs.


  • Top health data breaches caused by hackers

    August 26, 2014

    The HHS Office for Civil Rights website of large data breaches lists at least 89 major incidents of hacking, which have become much more prevalent during the past two years. Here is a look at some of the largest.


  • 10 fastest growing states for technology jobs

    August 15, 2014

    Dice.com published a list of the 10 fastest growing states for technology jobs. Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics “Establishment Survey, Business and Professional Services, Computer Systems Design and Related Services,” this list represents the growth for the first six months of 2014.


  • 5 social media mistakes that cost you customers every day

    August 13, 2014

    It’s important for benefit agencies and businesses of all kinds to build a social media presence as a means to attract and retain clients. Here are some of the biggest mistakes to avoid with social media and your company.


  • Discover Ways to Reduce the Risk of Identity Theft for Your Employees and Their Families

    August 13, 2014

    You already know that identity theft is a big problem. But did you know that identity thieves are now targeting children? Or that when your employees’ children are affected, its negative effects on your employees could have spill-over consequences for your business?

    Don’t miss this informative webinar with LegalShield EVP and President of LegalShield Business Solutions James Rosseau. You’ll learn more about identity theft trends in the U.S., how it affects children, and some common misconceptions about the crime. You’ll also learn how offering identity theft plans as part of your employees’ voluntary benefits package helps:

    • Protect the children of your employees
    • Promote earlier recognition of a problem
    • Provide direct assistance in solving issues
    • Reduce Risk
    • Connect victims with experienced restoration experts



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