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  • Workplace stress a global issue

    May 23, 2014

    Workplace stress is a worldwide issue, with new data indicating stressed-out employees are a contributing factor to the global rise in health care costs.

  • 4 website mistakes that turn buyers away

    May 22, 2014

    Commentary: Break through the mold of using the usual benefit adviser website model. Blogger Wendy Keneipp walks you through the mistakes and fixes for a better sell on the World Wide Web.

  • Brokers eager for change on Nevada’s exchange

    May 22, 2014

    After the exchange board moved this week to switch their state-run marketplace to the Feds’ model, brokers were cautiously optimistic about the next step because the last open enrollment experience was a “nightmare” and “fiasco.”

  • Increasing number of employers want total compensation statements

    PODCAST | May 22, 2014

    Advisers should expect more employers asking for ways to facilitate and innovate around these reports. Don Garlitz, executive director of bswift Exchange Solutions, talks trends in transparency and flexibility in this space so brokers can be up to date.

  • Senators pledge support for agents and brokers to CMS

    May 21, 2014

    In follow-up to two broker-friendly bills introduced in late March, a group of five U.S. Democratic senators are asking the agency again for changes that will help ACA-certified agents better enroll consumers.

  • This industry group plans to lobby hard for NARAB II

    May 21, 2014

    The potential for passage of this agent and broker licensing bureau bill in Congress is within reach, leaders from this trade association say.

  • Advisers challenged to meet increased market diversity

    May 21, 2014

    The life insurance and annuities market continues to grow, but advisers hoping to capitalize on that will first need to meet the challenges of a diversifying U.S. population.

  • A thank you note to the benefits industry

    May 20, 2014

    Commentary: Blogger Vinnie Daboul had a crisis three years ago — what did he have to show for decades of work in the benefits industry? Here's how he worked through it and how he's feeling today.

  • 6 tips for a successful morning routine for the independent broker

    May 20, 2014

    A benefit adviser’s day is usually packed to the brim, so getting off to a good start is important. Here are some examples of how brokers across the U.S. kick-start their morning to ensure a productive day.

  • One broker's quest to reinvent wellness

    May 19, 2014

    Den Bishop had a vision for a new wellness solution, one that focused on the true cost enemy — disease. That vision became ACAP Health.

  • 7 misconceptions employers have about retirement auto features

    May 19, 2014

    Automatic enrollment for retirement plans can be very effective at increasing participation rates. Still, many employers are hesitant to use auto features due to misconceptions. Here are seven misconceptions plan sponsors have about retirement plan auto features that advisers can dispel.

  • Wellness is tough and more than 30% of advisers aren't playing here

    May 16, 2014

    EBA's first-ever wellness survey finds out what advisers really think about programs, vendors and plan implementations.

  • CFO, HR collaboration bolsters growth

    May 15, 2014

    As the skills gap continues to threaten many industries, HR leaders, benefits professionals and CFOs are collaborating more than ever to sustain and grow their businesses.

  • Industry insights from the road

    May 13, 2014

    Commentary: Columnist Nelson Griswold talks about how the ACA is a massive employer subsidy and why you need to be ahead of other small-group brokers on renewals this year.

  • 6 tips for working while on the road

    May 13, 2014

    If you travel for work, it can be a challenge to get your regular workload done in between catching flights, attending meetings and trying to get some sleep. Small business speaker and analyst Anita Campbell offers these tips to stay on top of your email and task list so that it doesn’t overwhelm you when you get back into the office.

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