BenefitsPRO Magazine-September 2015

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  • HR: Grieving at the Office

    Peter Westerman

    The death rate in the United States is holding steady at 100 percent. Nevertheless, the grieving process is the last thing most employees want to talk or even think about.

  • Reinventing your practice

    Ingrid Case

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act didn't end the insurance industry in America, despite predictions to the contrary.

  • Oops!

    Peter Westerman

    The broker's job description in today's changing health care market is similar to running a marathon for nine months, followed by an all-out sprint when open enrollment season starts in the fall.

  • Everybody loves progress; nobody wants change

    Paul Wilson

    Scientists are currently tracking the sixth mass extinction in the past 500 million years, writes Elizabeth Kolbert in her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Sixth Extinction.

  • Examples of innovation

    Marty Traynor

    Last month we covered some of the drivers of change in our business and how information overload can result in the need to be innovative.

  • What are you doing to reinvent?

    Paul Wilson

    “We have had to expand our core consulting as we’re having to get more creative in helping our clients strategize and control costs now more…

  • Is PPACA really a job killer?

    Peter Westerman

    A handful of analysts and politicos have warned that Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provisionsmost notably the employer mandatewould have a negative impact on employment, cut jobs and reduce full-time workers hours.

  • HR: Who really benefits from parental leave?

    Kathryn Mayer

    Netflix made headlines a few weeks back when it announced unlimited, paid paternity and maternity leave for its employees during the first year after birth or adoption.

  • The other side of change

    Bonnie Brazzell and Gil Lowerre

    For our employer-paid lines, we always take the best care of our employer customer (HR, plan administrator, decision-maker, etc.).

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