Calling All Difference Makers: HealthDifference Awards Deadline Extended

2015 HealthDifference Awards

As the year winds down, the Healthcare Trends Institute looks to crown those making the biggest difference in the benefits industry. After an impressive turnout last year, and a wide variety of questions about the awards this year, we have decided to extend the free submission deadline for our HealthDifference Awards to Friday, October 16, 2015. READ MORE

Tailored Communication: What Employees Really Want from Employers

benefits communication

As we enter yet another benefits enrollment season, personalization continues to be the top request among employees. This, part of the latest Workplace Benefits Study released by Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, is one of the biggest disconnects between employees and employers, as only 13% of employers have placed high importance provide the tailored approach employees want and need. READ MORE

Key Offerings Needed to Make Private Exchanges Successful

Private Exchange Offerings

Private health insurance exchanges continue to proliferate with more brokers, large insurers and benefit administrators creating exchanges for either the individual or group health markets. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has increased the interest in providing benefits through this means as it offers advantages in cost savings and efficiency, as well as provides a way for employers to avoid penalty under the impending Cadillac Tax.   READ MORE

Healthcare Organizations Need To Create a Transparent Pricing Policy and Tools

Transparency initiatives

Price transparency continues to evolve and increase in effectiveness which is a good thing as the healthcare market continues to shift to consumer directed health plans and more states implement price transparency laws. While there is both a need and an interest to provide consumers with important financial information, it is not a quick or necessarily easy process to get pricing information online. READ MORE

Price Transparency at the State Level – Part 1

Transparency in Healthcare

There is an industry movement to create the one very important thing that healthcare consumers want, and that movement is the continued call for price transparency. The efforts seems to be resonating at the state level, with hospitals and other care settings and health plans. Creating and delivering a pricing methodology that is easy for consumers to use and understand is a huge undertaking. READ MORE

Wearable Technology Offers Workplace Solutions

Wearable Technology Trends

Smartwatch, Fitbit, Nixie, The Rift….. are wearable technologies just another fad? 

 It doesn’t look that way. Technology experts believe wearable technology is on the verge of taking off in the workplace. READ MORE


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Upcoming Industry Events

August 13, 2013 - 6:00 am

SIIA National Education Conference & Expo
October 18-20, 2015 
Washington, DC

August 10, 2013 - 10:41 am

IHC Forum & Expo West
November 16-18, 2015 
Las Vegas, NV

August 7, 2013 - 10:41 am

Healthcare Benefits Trends To Watch in 2015