Health Plans

  • Increasing enrollment participation hinges on education

    October 22, 2014

    Well-informed employees make smarter choices and providing the tools needed during open enrollment is essential.

  • The potential of digital therapeutics in diabetes prevention

    PODCAST | October 22, 2014

    Sean Duffy, CEO of Omada Health, explains how online behavior change programs, also known as digital therapeutics, can help employers prevent obesity-related chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes.

  • Paper is problematic during open enrollment

    October 21, 2014

    A large majority of workers prefer signing up for benefits online, a PlanSource survey finds.

  • Liazon teams with Cigna, Assurant Employee Benefits

    October 16, 2014

    On the heels of news about Aon Hewitt’s estimated more than 1.2 million HIX enrollees exceeding its expectations for 2015, Bright Choices Exchange operator Liazon is crowing about its own expansion plans.

  • Mercer exchange sees fivefold growth in one year

    October 15, 2014

    Initial numbers for 2015 open enrollment put participation in Mercer’s Marketplace exchange at nearly five times the size of 2014 rates. The consulting firm also added 40 additional clients to the exchange who were not previously with Mercer.

  • New exchange partners with brokers to target individuals in small-group market

    October 14, 2014

    A new broker-friendly private exchange is launching that will allow employees at companies with less than 50 lives to buy health insurance using pre-tax dollars.

  • Group DI losing traction to voluntary

    October 10, 2014

    The number of employees with long-term disability plans has dropped and employees paying more for coverage, despite the fact that that 1 in 8 will need it during their career.

  • NAHU working to defeat California's controversial Proposition 45

    PODCAST | October 10, 2014

    NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein and Neil Crosby, vice president of public affairs for the California Association of Health Underwriters discuss the controversial California ballot initiative Proposition 45 and the national implications it could have on the insurance and benefits industry.

  • Wearable devices: Future of wellness or just a fad?

    October 9, 2014

    Wearable wellness is here to stay, yet precisely how the devices will affect employer programs remains to be seen.

  • Aon Hewitt expects spike in exchange enrollees

    October 8, 2014

    Aon Hewitt expects more than 1.2 million employees, retirees and their families to choose health benefits through the company’s exchanges — revising their earlier estimates upward.

  • 5 companies that dropped part-time employee health care

    October 8, 2014

    Just 25% of companies that offered employee health insurance made coverage available to part-time workers in 2013, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. That percentage will decline further with Walmart Stores Inc.’s announcement that it is dropping health insurance for part-time employees. Walmart joins a growing list of major retailers that have done the same.

  • Are gaming apps just a wellness quick-fix?

    October 8, 2014

    Encouraging the use of video game-styled features on smartphones to boost participation in your wellness program might get employees off to a good start, but these tools might not be the best long-term solution to building engagement.

  • Nielsen wins high engagement ratings with employees

    October 3, 2014

    Global information and measurement company Nielsen reveals how implementing a measured communication approach – both on the ground and in the cloud – during open enrollment worked wonders for the company’s internal employee ratings.

  • Buyer beware: Can your private exchange deliver on the back-end?

    October 2, 2014

    Pick the wrong technology provider, and you’ll be fighting fires and frustrating employees every day, no matter how Amazon-like the shopping experience is for the end user.

  • Helping employers evaluate benefit options for part-timers

    October 2, 2014

    With the ACA’s employer mandate on the horizon, many employers with part-time and variable hour employees are also re-evaluating their benefit offerings for part-time employees.

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