Employers pay much less for health care than government, but ACA increasing government share

A new study from Washington D.C.-based American Health Policy Institute (AHPI) has found employers spend an average of $3,430 per employee for employer-provided health...

Aetna selling group life, disability units to The Hartford for $1.45 billion

Acquisition will make The Hartford the second-largest group life and disability insurer with approximately $5 billion in expected earned premium while it will allow Aetna to enhance its focus on core health insurance business.

9 employer healthcare strategies we are sure to see in 2015

In America we have created the best healthcare system in the history of the world. But this "best" system faces some difficult challenges. Employers...

Insurance entities urging Santa to review coverage before Christmas Eve

Santa Claus is being urged (in a tongue-in-cheek manner) to review his insurance coverage prior to embarking on his incredible around-the-world journey on Christmas Eve.

Ohio town’s new health insurance broker saves it more than $2 million

I always think it’s nice to see insurance agents and brokers acknowledged publicly for saving a client money, so a June 2 article from...

Scant details on Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase foray into health insurance leaves many...

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase sent shockwaves through the health insurance industry on Tuesday by announcing that the three giant companies will partner on ways to address healthcare for their U.S. employees.

Prudential report: Employers embracing multichannel approach to benefits communications

Despite the sentiment that we have entered a digitally dominant age, traditional benefits communication vehicles have not yet become obsolete. Employers report they are...

The compelling new AHP opportunity already under your roof

Benefits tech company CEO says proposed federal rule changes for Association Health Plans could make upselling small biz P&C clients into employee benefits plans a compelling and financially rewarding proposition for brokers.

10 essential questions consumers need to ask during open enrollment season

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Consumers are likely to spend more time planning their next vacation than reviewing their benefit choices during the upcoming open...

HSAs remain a mystery to half of Americans

New joint study finds a big opportunity to educate consumers, employers and even advisors on the value of using Health Savings Accounts for tax-free asset growth and as a financial hedge against retirement health care costs.