• Increase your agency’s monthly revenue

    January 17, 2014

    Columnist Craig Davidson says extending your usual advice to clients to the HR realm is important to your business.

  • 'still vulnerable,’ says House oversight committee

    January 16, 2014

    Despite assurances from the Department of Health and Human Services that is secure, Committee on Oversight & Government Reform Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calf.) said Thursday that we “must assume that website is still vulnerable and Americans may have [personally identifiable information] hacked and taken.”

  • 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.

  • 3 ways to make your firm more efficient

    December 17, 2013

    Freeing up resources that are used inefficiently can actually improve the quality of your relationships with both clients and employees.

  • 6 problems with Obamacare’s navigator program

    December 17, 2013

    Insurance brokers have been saying it all along, but now a House Oversight and Government Reform report confirms that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had numerous failings in their conceptualization and implementation of navigators. Here are the key findings from that House report: [Images: Fotolia]

  • Aetna, Citigroup debut paperless billing platform

    VIDEO | December 10, 2013

    June Felix of Citigroup sits down with Heather Landy, editor in chief of SourceMedia's American Banker magazine to discuss a new paperless organization system for health bills and how it incorporates HSAs and FSAs.

  • Enrollment deadline for federal exchanges pushed to Dec. 23

    November 22, 2013

    The decision by CMS leaves just eight days for insurers to send bills to those signing up on the last day of the enrollment period.

  • Indifferent brokers may soon want off ACA exchanges

    November 22, 2013

    Quandary emerges for brokers who trained on the systems but might not want the business.

  • Public opinion of ACA hits new low since signed in 2010

    November 22, 2013

    Public support for the U.S. health care overhaul fell to its lowest level in a Kaiser Family Foundation survey after the Oct. 1 debut of government-run insurance marketplaces greeted consumers with breakdowns on websites, higher prices and potentially broken promises.

  • CMS: 30-40% of federal marketplace remains to be built

    November 19, 2013

    More than a third of the ‘back end’ infrastructure still remains to be built in the federally-run marketplace, top IT official at CMS says Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

  • Obamacare consultants warned HHS of ACA website failure

    November 19, 2013

    Consultants hired by the Obama administration told top officials at the White House and U.S. health department as early as March that construction of the government’s insurance website was at risk of failure, according to a document released by congressional Republicans.

  • Fed tech issues hurting state-run exchanges

    November 18, 2013

    The technology issues plaguing the federal exchanges have hampered enrollment in state-run exchanges — which are largely free of glitches — causing some states to modify their marketing techniques.

  • ‘Have you spoken to the carriers,' Mr. President?

    November 14, 2013

    An agent explains the difficult steps that would need to be taken to renew canceled plans, while a health insurance trade group says the president’s announcement Thursday could “destabilize the market.”

  • Enrollment numbers would ‘surely be higher’ if brokers involved

    November 14, 2013

    Brokers operating in the federally run exchange states remain frustrated with broker functions on the website, as the government announces lop-sided enrollment numbers for the state versus federal exchanges.

  • Obama attempts to mend health insurance cancellation problem

    November 11, 2013

    As the president directs aides to look for solutions to the health plan cancellations, the White House’s chief technology officer will appear before Congress this week after being subpoenaed to do so.

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