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Prescription drug prices continue to rise in 2015, compelling employers and their advisers to take action through innovative plan designs. more »
Employees report increased confidence in retirement readiness with lifetime income options, but few utilize such plans when offered by employers. Advisers can help match interest with engagement. more »
Assurant Health announced this week it will be sold or shut down by the end of 2016, a move the parent company attributes to million-dollar losses as a result of the ACA. more »
The parent company of Assurant Health said Tuesday it will sell or shut down the Milwaukee health insurer by the end of next year. more »
Leverage the changing ways employees access and consume technology to improve benefits communications and “look like a rock star” to your clients. more »
Insurance company CEOs discuss the essential role of the broker and how they can make themselves stand out as new players enter the insurance space. more »
With more than 13 million customers, Humana is one of the largest U.S. health insurance companies. But, according to Humana’s president and CEO Bruce Broussard, the Louisville, Ky.-based insurer is in the business of health outcomes, not insurance underwriting. more »
The Affordable Care Act has increased the burden for benefit professionals and forced employers to alter their business practices to comply with the health care reform law, industry experts told Congress. more »
It’s not often a company finds itself in a market position where it has the flexibility and agility of a newcomer, along with a storied history that provides name recognition and a solid base of existing expertise. Global financial services giant AXA is in this sweet spot as it enters the U.S. employee benefit business for the first time. more »
A third of employers say they’ve experienced fines and penalties in the past year because of non-compliance with government regulations, many of which they are simply unaware of. For many, expert advice from benefit advisers could be a real solution. more »
The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department have issued guidance aimed at making it easier for taxpayers to be automatically enrolled in retirement plans such as 401(k) and 403(b) plans by their employers, simplifying the correction methods if errors are made. more »
Avoiding the Affordable Care Act's excise tax, set to take effect in 2018, is front-of-mind for many benefits decision-makers. more »
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