BenefitsPRO Magazine-October 2014

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  • Not Afraid

    Denis Storey

    If innovation is as Jay Abraham says, making obsolete that which you did before, then the small motley band of benefits professionals determined to revolutionize their business certainly qualifies.

  • Kapustin: What I've learned

    Michael Kapustin

    As my previous career was that of a commodities floor trader where yelling over someone was a means to success, listening was not a practice I abided by when I entered the employee benefits business.

  • The six-minute decision

    Marty Traynor

    Spurred by time-saving devices such as smart phones and tablets, our pace of life has sped up.

  • Celebrity nudes and health

    Denis Storey

    As those of you not living in a tunnel already know by now, a huge crop of celebrity nude photos recently leaked online.

  • CDHPs still doing well

    Kathryn Mayer

    Traditionally, consumers in, well, traditional plans tend to be way more satisfied with their health plan than others with less traditional plans, such as a high-deductible health plan or a consumer-driven health plan.

  • PPACA premiums to jump 7.5 percent

    Kathryn Mayer

    Premiums under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are slated to increase by an average of 7.5 percent in 2015, according to preliminary analysis from PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute.

  • HealthCare.gov gets a CEO

    Kathryn Mayer

    The federal health exchange that in its first year was plagued with problems and protest has a new leader, federal health officials announced Aug. 26.

  • How do you pay for value-based care?

    Amber Taufen

    Critics of the fee-for-service model of paying providers argue fee-for-service payments force providers to increase the volume of procedures or visits in a day, and as a result, the value each patient receives is diluted.

  • FSA Makeover

    Scott Wooldridge

    Flexible spending accounts have always been an attractive option for those on employer-sponsored health plans.

  • Benefits Selling’s 2014 Employer Survey

    Katie Kuehner-Hebert

    According to Benefits Sellings 2014 Employer Survey, 70 percent of employers said PPACA has made them rethink their employee benefit offerings, compared to 30 percent who said the health care reform law hadnt had any impact on their offerings.

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