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More than five years in, and the Affordable Care Act continues to make ripples in the healthcare benefits industry. This, paired with new, employer-focused technologies and tools from companies of all sizes and stages, has resulted in a fertile environment for innovation, as well as a complex decision-making process for these employers. READ MORE

New Ways to Use Wellness Information

Wellness Information

A new technology platform that is emerging looks at pairing the information from wearable devices people use to track their daily steps, count their calories or receive support to stop smoking into a single place that aggregates the personal data for health plans or providers.  READ MORE

Large Health Insurer Mergers Expected in 2016

Insurance Merger Forecast

August has been the month of deals for some of the nation’s largest health insurers. Reported on by most major newspapers, Anthem, Inc, which runs for-profit Blue Cross plans in 14 states would acquire Cigna Corp. This would ultimately create the largest healthcare insurer with about 53 million members. The second deal involves Aetna Inc., purchasing Humana Inc. to create a company with 33 million members. READ MORE

Two Wellness Program Mistakes to Avoid

Wellness Program Mistakes

Wellness programs. Continually changing, these programs began to gain traction as employers sought to keep healthcare costs down while improving the overall health, happiness, and productivity of the workforce. READ MORE

Survey Findings Reveal 2016 Employee Open Enrollment Benefit Considerations

Open Enrollment Survey

The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of 425 large U.S. employers recently announced their annual survey results giving employees a peek of what they might expect during their 2016 open enrollment benefit meetings. READ MORE

2015 Uninsured Rate at New All-time Low

Uninsured Rate Drops

The main goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) since it was signed into law in 2010 was to provide health insurance for all U.S. citizens. Steadily more and more people have gained coverage over the years. And for the first time, the percentage of uninsured people in the United States has dipped below 10%, according to a recent survey by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and PreventionREAD MORE

HSA Contributions on the Rise

HSA Contributions

Health Savings Accounts (HSA) continue to influence participants’ healthcare behavior and engagement. Looking at the results of several studies provides an overall snapshot of the HSA landscape and its impact on employees and employers. READ MORE

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