BenefitsPRO Magazine-June 2014

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  • The 2014 Benefits Selling/Eastbridge Voluntary survey

    Bonnie Brazzell, Gil Lowerre

    The Benefits Selling/Eastbridge Voluntary survey was conducted again this year, and more than 325 brokersa combination of employee benefit brokers, traditional voluntary brokers, enrollment companies, etc.responded.

  • It's No Accident

    Ingrid Case

    Trevor Garbers has a ringside seat on sales of voluntary accident coverage.

  • The benefits industry name game

    Nathan Solheim

    People who work in the benefits industry have been going through their own name games over the past few years, thanks to a rapidly shifting business landscape dominated by PPACA.

  • Fitness fix or fad?

    Scott Wooldridge

    Wearable devices that track your activity levels are increasingly turning up in corporate wellness programs, but will Americans stick with the new technology, or are these fitness trackers a fad?

  • Voluntary sales up again in 2013

    Bonnie Brazzell and Gil Lowerre

    It's that time again to tell you, in a series of articles, about our voluntary market sales results. To sum it up, it's good news: The industry had another solid year.

  • Innovation in our business

    Marty Traynor

    During the Benefits Selling Expo, Benefits Selling announced the launch of the Broker Innovation Lab, a program that showcases brokers that are transforming the way we do business.

  • Drug info hard to come by on exchanges

    Kathryn Mayer

    New analysis suggests the exchanges didn't provide enough information on drug coverages or providers for consumers to make an adequateor at least hassle-freedecision.

  • IRS announces 2015 HSA limits

    Kathryn Mayer

    Maximum contributions to health savings accounts will jump slightly next year, the Internal Revenue Service announced in late April. It will increase $50 for individuals and $100 for families.

  • HR secret No. 26

    Tim Sackett

    I believe HR has at least 26 dirty, little secrets. Im about to tell you about just one. No. 26 could be as bad or worse than No. 1. Ill let you decide when Ive written them all.

  • PPACA pushing premiums higher

    Kathryn Mayer

    Brokers say health premiums are rising so sharply that, in some states, increases are in the triple-digits and overall might be among the worst yet.

  • Uninsured and hating it

    Denis Storey

    The percentage of people without health insurance is now at its lowest point since Gallup began tracking it back in 2008.

  • How to get an instant retirement raise

    Christopher Carosa

    Weve all sat in those boring 401(k) education sessionssome of us on both sides of the perpetual PowerPoint. It's the same-old, same-old: Saving is good, saving is great. Hurry up before it's too late.

  • Going Retail

    Erin Conroy

    Mike Augustine, of Greenville, S.C., had some errands to run at his local shopping centers: buy some groceries, pop into a mobile phone retailer, pick up some dry cleaning. And lastly, he had to stop by the health insurance store to pick up a better plan.

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