BenefitsPRO Magazine-November 2014

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  • Why MLR rules might not be effective anymore

    Amber Taufen

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act introduced medical loss ratio rules into the U.S. health care system with the underlying intent to cap profitsand subsequently costsby requiring each carrier to have a medical loss ratio of 80 percent for most small employer and individual group policies, and 85 percent...

  • Wal-Mart slashes everything

    Denis Storey

    It's hard to believe our own version of Halloween lands in two weeks when PPACA kicks off round two of open enrollment

  • PPACA's carrier crackdown saves billions

    Kathryn Mayer

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's rules regulating carriers may have not have benefited the health insurance industry but theyve yielded nearly $3 billion in savings to consumers in the last two years, the Obama administration said.

  • “Have you seen me?”

    Brian Hicks

    Before sitting down today to pen this month's column, I did something I do multiple times a day. I made a sales presentation.

  • Inspired by John Keenan

    Marty Traynor

    John Keenan, founder of California-based Keenan & Associates and an industry icon, died Sept. 3.

  • The train is leaving the station

    Bonnie Brazzell and Gil Lowerre

    Weve all read and heard how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is creating more opportunity for voluntary sales.

  • What you can use

    Susan L. Combs, Photographs by David Johnson

    Im from a micro-town of 986 people called King City, Missouri, where I graduated in a class of 15 people.

  • Headed for a facelift?

    Nathan Solheim

    Though health insurance has undergone a major operation thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, much about the country's health care operation has remained the same.

  • Chaos theory

    Amber Taufen

    As the notion of value-based payment has taken hold in the health care marketthe concept that health care providers should be paid according to the quality of care they offer, as opposed to today's fee-for-service payment methodinsurers, from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to commercial payers, have had...

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