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  • Month 1: Glitch is the word

    October 29, 2013

    Eager to meet client needs - and keep their business - brokers hunt for info on exchanges.


  • Brokers ‘doubt’ many ACA apps are from fed exchanges

    October 25, 2013

    Despite a CMS report Friday that nearly half of all applications completed so far are from the federally-run state exchanges, brokers on the front lines have a different perspective.


  • CMS: 700,000 ACA apps completed across U.S.

    October 24, 2013

    Acknowledging Thursday that the exchange system “wasn’t tested enough,” CMS’ director of communications responded to issues brought up by government contractors earlier in the day on Capitol Hill.


  • ACA tech issues could last ‘years,’ expert says

    October 22, 2013

    As intelligence emerges about failed and rushed testing in the weeks leading up to the Oct. 1 launch of Healthcare.gov, an expert close to state-run exchanges says these issues may not be as easily fixed as the president alluded to on Monday.


  • ACA glitches could spell round 2 of debt standoff in January

    PODCAST | October 22, 2013

    Buck Consultants' Drew Crouch tells EBA that if the Healthcare.gov issues continue, Republicans may look to delay and defund the ACA again in January. He also discusses potential tax reform on Capitol Hill and how employee benefits might be affected.


  • California, New York enroll 68K while brokers still struggle

    October 9, 2013

    California said 28,699 people were signed up in the state’s health insurance exchange in the first week, while New York had more than 40,000 sign up. But what did brokers have to say from the front lines?


  • Insurers getting faulty data from health exchanges

    October 8, 2013

    Insurers are getting faulty and incomplete data from the new federal-run health exchange, which may mean some Americans won’t be covered even after they sign up for an insurance plan.


  • Stumbles continue on ACA exchanges

    October 7, 2013

    Consumers couldn’t access parts of the U.S. government’s online insurance exchange Monday, after a weekend of technical upgrades failed to eliminate delays in the hobbled system at the heart of the health care overhaul.


  • ACA enrollment slow but interest high

    October 7, 2013

    Lessons from Massachusetts’ initial rollout of its exchange seven years ago may portend what’s to come for national enrollment. While few are enrolled, 8.6 million people went to the main government website portal last week.


  • Exchanges debut as early hurdles may slow signups

    October 1, 2013

    The three-year effort to open the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges culminates today, beset by logistical delays and efforts by Republicans to shut down the U.S. government in protest.


  • Brokers take varied approaches to launch of public health exchanges

    October 1, 2013

    Some brokers are eager to start enrollment on Oct. 1 and others want to wait and see what happens, but either way, no one expects people to be knocking down their doors on the first day.


  • What to expect after exchange opening day

    September 30, 2013

    What’s next for the ACA’s health insurance exchanges and how will employers respond?


  • Brokers open exchange

    September 27, 2013

    Benefit Advisors Network partners with Liazon; traction may take time.


  • Pricing issue jeopardizes federal exchange opening

    September 20, 2013

    The calculator that determines subsidies for the 36 states relying on the federal government for exchanges come Oct. 1 isn’t working in tests, according to the Wall Street Journal.


  • Top three takeaways from a productivity consultant

    August 28, 2013

    Beverly Beattie recently worked with a productivity consultant who taught her and her staff how to set up our environment so that it functions in a way that serves us well. Here are the top three takeaways she gained from this experience.


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