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Your ACA Plan (Webinar) 

Thursday, January 9, 2014 3:52:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
2014 will be a year to remember for self-funded health plans. On top of current responsibilities, add complying with the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”). 2014 is the one-year ACA “extension.” By the end of 2014, group health plans must... read more
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ACA Preventive Services: Ignore at your Own Risk (Webinar) 

Monday, November 25, 2013 10:00:00 AM Categories: Prior Presentations
ACA requirements for self-funded plans continue. One of the newer additions to this growing list of requirements is the elimination of cost-sharing for certain preventive services. This webinar explores what the new preventive rules encompass and ... read more
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Technology and Data Skills Becoming a Necessity for Brokers 

Monday, November 11, 2013 9:56:00 AM Categories: News and Views
This video is yet another example of how the ability to use technology and “big data” is becoming a competitive necessity for brokers and consultants. Brokers we work with compete successfully with the biggest national consulting houses on the... read more
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The Future of ACA and Benefit Communication: Speaking in Human (Webinar) 

Thursday, October 24, 2013 11:53:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
Occasionally you encounter a product that is interesting enough that you want to see what others think. This next webinar does that. We introduce you to ALEX®, a communication product from The Jellyvision Lab. Instead of insurance speak, industry ... read more
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Secret Provider Agreements -- Where They Came From. Why They Must Go. (Webinar) 

Thursday, September 26, 2013 3:13:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
Every national PPO now relies on secret agreements with providers to maintain their networks. Because they are secret, employers and the self-funded plans they sponsor cannot review these agreements even though these same self-funded plans are... read more
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Employee Benefit News Says 90% of Employees Still Have ACA Questions 

Monday, September 23, 2013 10:19:00 AM Categories: News and Views
This article points to a growing problem. Employees are confused about ACA/Obamacare and their employers are silent. We have found that communicating about ACA is not difficult. Not communicating is what creates the problems. read more
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What Happens After Open Enrollment (And Before Obamacare)? (Webinar) 

Thursday, September 5, 2013 3:57:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
Open enrollment is a hassle you survive. Or at least that’s the view of most benefits staff. However, a growing number of savvy benefits professionals see open enrollment as the beginning of a management process to control health benefit costs... read more
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Health Decisions Helps Employers Manage Enrollment, Eligibility 

Friday, August 23, 2013 9:44:00 AM Categories: News and Views
How to handle working spouses is front and center for more and more employers, as seen in this recent article. This along with common-law marriages, domestic partners, same-sex marriages, and multi-generational families are all part of the... read more
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A New Era of Secrecy Between Group Health Payers and Providers 

Monday, August 19, 2013 1:26:00 PM Categories: News and Views
In the last ten years, secret agreements between providers and payers have become the norm with most PPO networks. These agreements specifically exclude employers and self-funded health plans from seeing what is agreed to, even though those same... read more
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"Employers Unhappy with their Brokers" -- How We Can Help 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 11:07:00 AM Categories: News and Views
This recent Employer Benefit Adviser story underscores the challenges brokers face – providing more service in a time of diminishing compensation. Health Decisions bridges this dilemma. Our services give brokers an on-going, year-round role in... read more
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