06/14/2013 - The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) is hosting their 2013 Annual Convention and Exhibition June 23-26 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Ga. and will feature speakers such as Congressman Tom Price and former White House press secretary Dana Perino.
05/21/2013 - The majority of recent conversation related to the legislation (i.e. PPACA, aka health care reform) that was confirmed as law last summer has related to the concept of “Play or Pay” with employers.
04/09/2013 - KHN: What if there were a way for even small employers to escape some Affordable Care Act rules blamed for driving up costs? Some see self-insurance for medical care, which is exempt from the law’s taxes, benefit rules and price restrictions taking effect next year, as just such an opportunity.
02/19/2013 - The federal agencies implementing 2010's federal health reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), continue to turn the crank on guidance related to implementation of the health reform law, including the interaction of federal subsides for health insurance exchange-based coverage and the employer "play or pay" mandate.
02/19/2013 - Jan./Feb. HealthCare Consumerism Solutions: Dan Elliott of Relph Benefit Advisors (RBA) of Upstate New York offers clients onsite motivational/educational group employee meetings during benefits selection periods to explain health plan options and help employees become healthier, more productive & less costly.
02/07/2013 - The more employers I talk with, the more I hear the challenge of finding the right balance between encouraging and supporting employees to make healthy lifestyle choices and getting too much into “their business.”
02/05/2013 - The Supreme Court decision last June removed the remaining obstacles blocking implementation of health care reform. Prior to the ruling, many employers took a “wait and see” approach and were left scrambling to qualify and quantify how those aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010
01/28/2013 - United Benefit Advisors (UBA) released an employee benefit advisor evaluation tool kit to provide human resource professionals and business owners the valuable information they need to understand how strategic benefits planning can help achieve optimum value and long-term cost management, especially in the face of the Patient Protection and Affordable
12/27/2012 - Johnny Angelone often refers to Benefit Commerce Group, the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based benefits consulting firm, as a superagency. It’s not so much gloating as a presentation of fact and a result of a life-long commitment to the industry.
12/21/2012 - With rising health care costs, the Supreme Court decision this summer over The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the re-election of President Obama, employers are scrambling to find answers and make sure their employee health plans are compliant with the health care law.
10/08/2012 - At year-end 2011, enrollment in commercial dental benefits increased while publicly funded programs declined according to the 2012 NADP/DDPA Joint Dental Benefits Report: Enrollment, released in August.
09/04/2012 - On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA.) The ACA reforms the nation’s health care system and expands access to health coverage. Millions of Americans will be affected by the Affordable Care Act whether consumers, business owners or health care providers.