Putting Consumer-Driven Health Plan Adoption on the Fast Track

Putting Consumer-Driven Health Plan Adoption on the Fast Track

With rising costs in the group-based market, trends in health plan design stay pointed at plans with member responsibility. So now, more than ever, employers should be concerned over the effectiveness of their employee benefit communications. Think your company is doing a great job? The 2017 Alegeus Broker and Employer Research Report finds employers are… [Read More]

Health Savings Accounts – the Tax Advantage Triple Threat

Health Savings Accounts – the Tax Advantage Triple Threat

As Tax Day comes and goes every year, it makes me think of the money I owe Uncle Sam and if I did everything I could to reduce my taxable income, like take advantage of any pre-tax benefit options available to me through my employer-sponsored programs. Did you know that Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) can… [Read More]

Online Enrollment – More Than Just Simplifying Administration

Online Enrollment—More Than Just Simplifying Administration 

Enrollment and reporting are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the features and functions of online enrollment platforms. Technology is playing a huge role in communicating benefits information to employees outside of the open enrollment period and enrollment platforms can really maximize your communications efforts, pushing out education to employees and… [Read More]

Can We Stop the Obamacare Meltdown?

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Desperation seems to be setting in as President Obama’s signature legislation crashes and burns. I watched a CBS News feature on Tuesday morning highlighting a 56% increase in the Tennessee market as Blue Cross Blue Shield’s market exit leaves only one insurer in that market. The same is true in Arizona with increases over 100%…. [Read More]

More on Presidential Politics and the Exchanges

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The Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) has just released a report which indicates that since 2007, the number of employers offering healthcare benefits has declined 24% for employers with fewer than 100 employees and 36% for employers with fewer than 10 employees. The EBRI study also points out that enrollment in the small business exchanges… [Read More]