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  • 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?

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    • 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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  • Prospecting in the digital age: 5 easy steps

    July 23, 2014

    Commentary: Blogger Sam Fleet says that in addition to offering new services to current clients to expand your business, brokers can prospect through new mediums and social networking platforms.


  • 2014 benefit trends: 3 standout strategies

    July 9, 2014

    Commentary: Addressing bswift’s annual benefits study, CEO Rich Gallun identifies trends and provides insight into how organizations are using wellness initiatives, consumerism and technology to shift responsibility for benefit decision-making and management from employer to employee.


  • Brokers are best ACA exchange resource, survey says

    June 9, 2014

    Despite all the technical glitches with Healthcare.gov and state-run exchanges during open enrollment, a large majority of Americans researching health plan options relied on websites for information, but supplemented their research with other outlets for answers, including brokers and advisers.


  • Maximizing the dollars being spent on benefits technology

    June 9, 2014

    A major increase in the amount spent on HR tech is leading many employers to reexamine the ways they handle their entire HR workflow, and allowing many benefits managers a greatly expanded range of tools for personnel management.


  • State laws ban employer access to workforce’s social media

    May 29, 2014

    Employers, including private companies and educational institutions, are being forcibly shut out of their employees’ social media accounts as privacy advocates push for more action from legislators.


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