Forty-one percent of those surveyed said they have held off on hiring new employees as a result of the ACA. One of the most concerning unintended consequences of the Affordable Care Act is that we see employers looking to stay under the 50-employee threshold, if at all possible, says one expert.
A real opportunity for advisers lies in the ambitions of Gen X and Gen Y Americans, who arent planning on postponing retirement yet.
Too often brokers are pulled in different directions with just too much to do, too many people to do it for, and too little time. In too many situations, we are not able to treat all personal issues or business issues with the time and dedication they deserve, says blogger Sam Fleet. So how to overcome that burden?
While the financial advisory industry is growing rapidly, it's shutting out women, according to a new study.
Countless pieces of legislation are introduced in Washington each year and nothing is done with them. As NAHU pushes for a hearing on the MLR bill in the Senate, what are its chances?
I use LinkedIn. A lot. In fact, I suspect I'm connected to many of the readers of this magazine. I use it to stay on top of what colleagues are doing. Who is working for a new company. Who has gone out on their own. Who is posting something I'm interested in. I also post on LinkedIn a lot. Usually an article that I think has general appeal among my connections. Something on health reform, a new study on employee benefits, maybe the latest on digital health. The things I post usually come from various news feeds that I follow daily. And every post I make to LinkedIn also posts on my Twitter account.
Wendy Keneipp on when brokerages and consultants should consider renaming their company and how to do it
StayWell Health Management and Towers Watson study takes multi-year look to understand the potential payoff of prevention and risk education.
Nelson Griswold on how most advisers have not committed to a plan to adapt to the coming Affordable Care Act change in the insurance business.
Mel Schlesinger on how insurance brokers should market themselves with the agent or agency at the front.
Social media is taking off as a way for brokers and advisers to sell and market in their agencies. Ryan Hanley RyanHanley.com is a broker turned marketer who faced resistance but now has increased sales.
A day in the life of Heather Gerths, employee benefit agent at McCune and Reed in Ottumwa, Iowa.
EBA editor Elizabeth Galentine on how Employee Benefit Adviser helps celebrate the individual adviser.
Want proof that advisers need to be engaged in social media? In a recent report the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission clarified that its Regulation FD rules permit companies to use social media outlets to make significant corporate announcements, provided that those sites are generally accessible to the public and that investors have been notified about which social channels a firm intends to use.
Big I and ACORD technology workgroups come together to push forward ID federation, real time, e-signatures and self-service capabilities