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Years ago, I invited a friend over to watch a football game. After a controversial play, he asked me to rewind and pause the game so we could see exactly what happened. When I told him I couldn’t do that, he looked at me like I had two heads and said, “You mean you don’t have TiVo?”
If you’ve filled a prescription recently, you were probably shocked by the price tag. U.S. drug prices are on the rise, with some specialty drug prices skyrocketing at extraordinary rates—and healthcare consumers are feeling the squeeze. In fact, a branded drug that cost $100 in 2008 now costs
As the end of the year grows near, ‘tis the season for festive holiday parties, tacky Christmas sweaters and decking the halls. It’s also that magical time of year when healthcare plans change and deductibles reset. On that front, I’ve got good news and bad news: The good news is premiums are
Everywhere we turn, there’s another news story about a security breach at a major U.S. retailer or financial institution. Surprisingly, many of these companies had anti-hacker systems in place, but cyber criminals have discovered how to outsmart these technologies.
I have the pleasure of working with a multitude of marketers every day. Unfortunately, many of these new-found relationships do not last. Whether this is due to miscommunication or simply a lack of passion, I’ve come to realize there is a set of desired qualities every marketer should have in
It’s not easy being a broker in these tumultuous times. But as the old saying goes, challenge begets opportunity. As the benefits industry continues to shift and evolve, now is the time to become a leader and innovator. It’s time to be a benefits hero.
As employers gradually shift the financial burden of health insurance to employees, it’s become more critical than ever for workers to do their homework and carefully manage healthcare expenses. If employees don’t learn how to price comparison shop for costly medical procedures, it could create
When news first broke about Walmart’s plans to cut medical benefits for nearly 30,000 part-time employees, I could almost hear HR professionals around the nation gasp in unison. And while the news hit hard for many, I couldn’t help but think, and so it begins. “It” being the natural progression
If brokers want to survive and thrive in today’s uncertain benefits world, they must take an active role in educating and engaging employees. There are many strategies to engage employees in their benefits program leading to increased productivity, lower absenteeism and greater employee