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The Brokers, Advisors and Consultants community covers the latest news and illustrating the latest trends and guidelines set by the PPACA that help brokers, advisors and consultants stay current with the changing market, remain compliant with government regulations and continue to provide effective plan designs to their clients/employers. The community features articles, press releases, white papers, case studies, blogs, videos and podcasts.

Articles

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It’s Not Business As Usual: The New Face of Insurance Brokers

Several years ago, those who worked in the insurance industry had their day-to-day routines shaken up. Health reform legislation turned broker operations on its head, and independent insurance brokers, general agents and brokerage firms were trying to find their new normal while also getting a grasp on things like MOOPs

The Private Exchange Checklist: Helping Employers Conduct Due Diligence on Private Exchanges

To determine if a private exchange will provide the right amount of flexibility, customization and affordability, Findley Davies provides an objective approach to help its clients conduct their due diligence with this checklist of important questions to ask before making a final decision.

Midterm Elections Are Approaching: How Will This Affect Employer’s Benefit Strategies?

The midterm elections are approaching and there are no shortage of experts forecasting the impact the elections will have on a variety of issues – foreign policy, domestic policy issues, for example – and specific to our industry, the impact the elections will have on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Firm Announces "Unbiased" Private Exchange Consulting Division

Not long after Moody's Investors Service highlighted human resource/benefits consulting firms as the early winners in the emerging private exchange space, Chicago's Laurus Strategies, a consulting firm specializing in HR, employee benefits and risk management, has announced the formal launch of its Private Exchange Consulting (PEC) practice.

Blog Posts

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This Week on HealthCare Consumerism Radio: The Private Exchange Effect

07/22/2014 - Private exchanges are coming, but how will the transition affect the various stakeholders in employee...

 

Get to Know the Types of Private Exchange Models

07/22/2014 - When it comes to making an important decision, a significant investment or even beginning a...

 

This Week on HealthCare Consumerism Radio: Health Advocacy, Onsite Clinics and Wellness

07/16/2014 - On this week's program, your hosts Brent Macy and Doug Field will be exploring issues...

 

This Week on HealthCare Consumerism Radio: Choosing the Right Health Plan, Health Account Administration and Private Exchanges

07/09/2014 - We hope all of our listeners and supporters had a fun and safe July 4...

 

Press Releases

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PlanSource Announces the Launch of the True Choice Private Marketplace

Partnership with leading brokers The Centennial, Bolton & Company, and Sequoia delivers an advanced private exchange for California employers

Evolution1 – a WEX Company Selected by CBIZ as Preferred Partner

Evolution1 – a WEX Company, a leading provider of cloud-based, consumer-directed health care and defined contribution payments and technology solutions, continues to strengthen its partner base with the addition of marquee partners such as CBIZ, Inc.

Frenkel Benefits Announces Acquisition of The Moyer Group

Frenkel Benefits, LLC announces the acquisition of The Moyer Group, Inc., a New York employee benefits firm.

White Papers

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State-based Health Reform Seven-step Strategy

With the passage of the PPACA (“ACA”), states are required to have a certified insurance exchange by Jan. 1, 2014, or risk defaulting to the national HHS Exchange.

What Employers Want From Health Insurers--Now

In 2008, PriceWaterhouseCoopers' research team surveyed senior executives at more than 100 large US-based multinational companies and more than 250 privately held small companies. The large companies each have an average of 8,000 employees and revenue of about $3 billion. The small employers each have

Renewed Interest in Tax Exempt Benefit Trusts

Recent changes in financial accounting reporting obligations have caused many employers, both public and private, to re-examine the overall economics of pre-funding retiree medical benefits.

IHC Radio

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HealthCare Consumerism Radio: Get to Know the IHC

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Encore Presentation of ObamaCare: The Decision Part I

Podcast 7/6/2012: Encore presentation of HealthCare Consumerism Radio - ObamaCare: The Decision Part I ... Listen

 

Healthcare Consumerism Radio Archive - Mar 2, 2012

Podcast: HealthCare Consumerism Radio welcomes Ray Bachman and Liz Frayer ... Listen

 
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