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Often, benefits providers and advisors feel like they have to make a choice when designing health plans: lower costs or higher quality healthcare providers and services. In the upcoming issue of Employee Benefit Plan Review, Sheri Alexander discusses how a reference-based benefits strategy can help answer this question in the best way possible: “It doesn’t always have to be a choice.”Read More
As the world of health insurance and employee business gets more and more complicated, benefits providers face the growing difficulty of actually explaining benefits in a way people and businesses understand. I recently addressed this issue in my article, “The New World Reality of Benefits Communication” in the May 2014 edition of Employee Benefit Plan Review.Read More
As health care reform becomes further solidified at the federal and state level, one area of healthcare remains shaky at best: adult dental. In a recent article at Benefits Pro, Gregory & Appel's Susan Rider offered insights and options for business owners trying to decide how dental fits into their benefits programming.Read More
Judging the ACA on its third birthday is like taking a snapshot of a law that’s still relatively immature. The real “meat” of the law hits in about 7 months, in 2014. Along with all of the political headlines, the law includes a lot of new and fairly confusing language.Read More
Back to the future! If you were to go back to 1978 when cafeteria plans were born, then fast forward the tape to now and apply state-of-the-art technology, you would see that we’ve created. We now have an electronic cafeteria plan called an insurance exchange or marketplace. Here is some updated information on what is coming.Read More
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