BenefitsPRO Magazine-January 2015

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  • Field Report

    Denis Storey

    If there's one thing that's followed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act faithfully since even before its inception, it's been uncertainty.

  • One-third of uninsureds plan to pay PPACA fine

    Kathryn Mayer

    About 35 percent of the uninsureds plan to forgo buying health coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and instead pay the fine mandated by the law, according to a Gallup poll.

  • Sea change or much ado about nothing?

    Bonnie Brazzell and Gil Lowerre

    Since the exchanges were announced, there's been a lot of talk about how these marketplaces have the potential to change the entire landscape of employee benefits.

  • Four retirement savings resolutions

    Christopher Carosa

    Would you be interested if I told you there are several suggestions you could make to your clients that represent an easy way to actually complete the promise of their resolution?

  • Procrastination fuels frustration

    Denis Storey

    Leonardo da Vinci, who Im told knew a thing or two, once said, It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

  • Four-year high premium jump projected

    Kathryn Mayer

    Employer-paid premiums are increasing yet again with a 5.5 percent rise forecast for 2015, the biggest such increase in the last few years, according to analysis

  • Social Media for Brokers: 101

    Alan Goforth

    Before they look for answers in social media, brokers need to be sure theyre asking the right questions...

  • Medicare's post-PPACA advantage

    Danielle Kunkle

    For several years now weve heard warnings that billions of dollars in funding cuts to Medicare Advantage plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will result in reduced benefits and higher premiums as well as smaller provider networks and fewer plans.

  • 100 sales & marketing tips

    Kathryn Mayer

    Our 100 sales and marketing tips list this year is broken down into 10 important categories.

  • Are telehealth kiosks the next big thing?

    Scott Wooldridge

    The Mayo Clinic is experimenting with an intriguing new way of delivering health care to employees via a kiosk that connects the patient to a physician by video conference, over a secure, online link.

  • 2015 HSA and FSA cheat sheet

    Kathryn Mayer

    Everything you need to know about health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts in 2015.

  • Apple bites into consumer health

    Scott Wooldridge

    The coming release of the Apple Watch and the company's HealthKit app has people talking and competitors watching carefully.

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