BenefitsPRO Magazine-April 2015

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  • The Zenefits Debate

    Amber Taufen

    Sometimes benefits brokers come by the Zenefits office, and they refer to me as Darth Vader, says Parker Conrad, chief executive officer of Zenefits, the insurance benefits technology startup that's threatening to change the landscape of the employee benefits business drastically and irrevocably.

  • PPACA's top 5 moments

    Kathryn Mayer

    As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act marks a big milestone (it turned 5 on March 23), we look back on the law's biggest moments, movers and motives.

  • Consumer Driven: The Big Shift

    Carlos Hernandez

    The health insurance industry is more complex than ever thanks to the rapid erosion of the traditional health care model, a surge in high-deductible plans and a major shift toward consumer accountability.

  • Anthem Aftermath

    Alan Goforth

    The interesting thing about the Anthem breach is that the bad guys are looking for new places to find data, such as medical information, says Claire Terrell, vice president, marketing, for Legal Shield in Dallas.

  • Consumer Driven: wellness or else

    Amber Taufen

    As employers and insurers continue to navigate the intricacies of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, theyre finding that managing wellness programs and non-discriminatory incentives (or disincentives) can be tricky.

  • Tax Time for Brokers

    Alan Goforth

    Look for business executives to consume large volumes of antacid between now and tax day.

  • The ultimate closing technique

    Brian Hicks

    When I was a very young sales associate, one of my trainers tried to teach me his self-proclaimed ultimate closing technique.

  • How longevity will impact benefits

    Marty Traynor

    Perhaps you saw the Time magazine cover, featuring a cherubic baby and the caption, This baby could live to be 142 years oldDispatches from the frontier of longevity.

  • What I’ve learned

    Denis Storey

    The changes Ive seen in over 27 years in benefits and the process to provide those benefits are extraordinary.

  • HSAs increase nearly 30 percent

    Kathryn Mayer

    The number of health savings accounts jumped 29 percent as of the end of 2014, reaching 13.8 million, according to new industry figures.

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