BenefitsPRO Magazine-November 2016

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  • Are we there yet?

    Paul Wilson

    Predicting the impact on the benefits industry based solely on the results of the presidential election is a little like trying to answer a math equation without knowing all of the numbers or the operation to be performed.

  • The dirty dozen

    Alan Goforth

    Experience is the best teacher, but its lessons often come at a high price.

  • 2017 worker's compensation trends

    Scott Wooldridge

    Workers compensation continues to be a major concern for employers, and while some industries have more claims than others, all have concerns about the associated costs.

  • Technology with a human touch

    Alan Goforth

    Technology alone can't provide a magic solution to one of the major challenges facing brokers and their clients during open enrollment but it certainly helps.

  • Paralysis by analysis

    David Contorno

    At industry events, booths formerly sponsored by carriers have been replaced by tech vendors, new transparency tools, wellness strategies, and tax schemes designed to reduce tax liability and used to fund other products.

  • Private exchange use low, but positive

    Gil Lowerre and Bonnie Brazzell

    A recent Eastbridge survey of employers found that the use of private exchanges continues to be minimal among all size categories and that a positive correlation remains between use and employer size.

  • Integrity still matters

    Marty Traynor

    While unethical behavior seems to be perpetrated by those who think of themselves as good people, Wells Fargo leadership seems to be tone deaf when it comes to the results their actions have on the rest of us.

  • Is your retirement strategy a turkey?

    Christopher Carosa

    It's been a decade since the signing of the Pension Protection Act in 2016. Among the gems included in this legislation is the encouragement of the use of auto-enrollment.

  • Beyond Obama: The ACA under Clinton, Trump

    Kim Buckey

    When the 45th president of the United States takes the oath of office on January 20, 2017, the Affordable Care Act will face its first test under a new commander-in-chief.

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