BenefitsPRO Magazine-March 2012

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  • Is anyone coming to watch you burn?

    Brian Hicks

    When people come to watch you burn, they sign up for your products and services. They believe the story youre telling and want to be part of it.

  • Turn confusion into opportunity

    Troy Underwood

    From large brokers to small group and individual agents, perspectives on the looming challenges vary widely; but they all share one fundamental characteristic: uncertainty.

  • Don't forget dental

    Amanda McGrory

    While health coverage is certainly important, this often leaves ancillary benefits, such as dental plans, as an afterthought.

  • Fiduciary responsibility: Hot potato or hot topic?

    Nathan Solheim

    Obviously, everyone in the work force should plan for retirement. But employers that offer retirement plans also are partially responsible for an employees retirement planning, and they have to do so with the employees best interest in mind at all times.Welcome to fiduciary responsibility.

  • Health insurance's rising cost

    Ingrid Case

    After several years of more modest increases, 2011 brought companies and consumers sharply higher health insurance premiumsand questions about the factors behind the increased rates.

  • Taking the early lead

    Gil Lowerre and Bonnie Brazzell

    Not all brokers are embracing voluntary at the same rate and interesting differences are emerging.

  • HSA limits for 2012

    Benefits Selling

    Here are the details from the IRSHSA contribution limits: The 2012 annual HSA contribution limit for individuals with self-only HDHP coverage is $3,100…

  • Stone: What I've learned

    Interview by Denis Storey

    Since gracing the cover of Benefits Selling on our second issue, Ron Stone has continued as one of the leading independent worksite brokers in the country and one of the most civic minded ones in South Florida.

  • Poll: Court should reject mandate

    Kathryn Mayer

    More than half of Americans say the Supreme Court should rule that the health overhaul laws requirement to have health insurance or pay a fine is unconstitutional

  • States struggle with exchanges

    Compiled by Denis Storey

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act mandates the creation of health insurance exchanges at the state level.

  • More adult kids covered

    Kathryn Mayer

    More adult children now have health insurance, thanks to a mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

  • The coming 401(k) fee wars

    Christopher Carosa

    Whats the best strategy for smart 401(k) plan sponsors in the new world of fee disclosure?

  • Buying power

    Joshua Hilgers

    Technology has changed the way weve done many things over the last 10 years. So it should come as no surprise the way we buy health insurance is changing as well.

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