BenefitsPRO Magazine-April 2014

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  • Surviving the public exchanges

    compiled by Denis Storey and designed by Joe Schlue

    Last month, Benefits Selling and Oliver Wyman published some of the results of our annual health care survey.

  • My exchange or yours?

    Bonnie Brazzell and Gil Lowerre

    There's plenty of discussion about private exchanges these days.

  • Retaining employee customers

    Marty Traynor

    This is a follow up to my column in the November issue, when I tried a bit of crowdsourcing to discover how the voluntary benefits business can do better at retaining customers.

  • Anza: What I’ve learned

    Denis Storey

    During my first year in the business, I landed a nice sized account for the company I was representing at the time.

  • Don't rain on my parade

    Brian Hicks

    How do we handle these people who claim to love us, but who revel in raining on our parade?

  • Consumers clueless about HSAs

    Kathryn Mayer

    Though reports have shown the steady growth of health savings accounts, in actuality, few consumers use the health savings vehicle.

  • PPACA chips away at uninsured rate

    Kathryn Mayer

    The uninsured rate for Americans is down, on track to be the lowest quarterly level measured since 2008and it's likely the result of Obamacare.

  • Changing Minds

    Ingrid Case

    Steve Brady, national accounts sales director at The Standard in Portland, Ore., remembers a group of ship pilots who work the waters of Puget Sound.

  • The regulators

    Nathan Solheim

    Throughout the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Americans have been treated to story after story detailing the landmark law's effect on a variety of people.

  • Savings Processing

    Dan Berman

    Retirement savings took a beating in the downturn, leaving many in what is understandably a state of high anxiety about the best ways to ensure everyone gets the most they can out of their 401(k) plan.

  • Do the Right thing

    Bruce Jacobs

    Common sense suggests that sprawling out on the sofa and binge-watching The Walking Dead while plowing through endless bags of potato chips and super-sized, sugar-laden sodas has got to be less healthy than, say, knocking off a couple of miles on a treadmill.

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