BenefitsPRO Magazine-August 2014

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  • Do your homework before jumping on the self-funding bandwagon

    Amber Taufen

    Historically, the only employer groups interested in self-funding their health insurance policies were the ones that could absorb the costs of a catastrophic health eventin other words, companies with Fortune 500-level bottom lines.

  • The ACO Invasion

    Nathan Solheim

    One part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that's hit American health care like the British Invasion are affordable care organizations, or ACOs.

  • “Enough about me…”

    Brian Hicks

    I have a running joke with an old friend. We often go extended periods without connecting, so when we finally do, it's common for her to talk at length about what's been happening in her life.

  • ‘I can see clearly now’

    Denis Storey

    After years of wrestling with fearsarguably blown way out of proportion by my overactive imaginationI finally broke down last month and got Lasik surgery.

  • 5 benefits of voluntary benefits

    Mark Roberts

    The days of employer-paid benefits are disappearing faster than a snow cone in Julyespecially when you consider that most companies aren't helping to offset the costs for much more than major medical and physician care for their workers.

  • PPACA adds auto-enrollment feature

    Kathryn Mayer

    The majority of those who enrolled in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act plans through the exchanges will be auto-enrolled in the same health plan they selected in 2014 this coming enrollment period, as well as receive the same subsidies, if applicable.

  • Brokers highest-ranked PPACA source

    Kathryn Mayer

    For brokers who think theyre not needed in a PPACA-era health care world, listen up, because there's evidence to the contrary.

  • Driving voluntary sales

    Bonnie Brazzell and Gil Lowerre

    This is the last in our series of columns on the industry results for 2013.

  • Seeing new value in vision

    Greg Glasgow

    Gone are the days when Lasik was a mysterious, untested procedure that might make your eyeballs explode a decade down the road.

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