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Buffett, Bezos and Dimond appoint CEO for new health care venture

Dr. Atul Gawande will lead the yet unnamed new company addressing employee healthcare challenges, which will be based in Boston and operate independently and free from profit-making incentives and constraints.

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The State of Employee Benefits: Findings from the 2017 Health and Workplace Benefits Survey

Dental insurance reclaims the second-most offered benefit spot from retirement savings plans and life insurance leapfrogged vision insurance to claim the fourth spot in the recently released 2017 Health and Workplace Benefits Survey.

DIAM: Employees underestimate chances of becoming disabled, and their need for income protection

Annual campaign aims to educate working Americans about the need for income insurance. While data shows 64% of consumers believe most people need disability insurance, only 20% actually own it.

FedEx buys $6 billion group annuity contract from MetLife to reduce pension obligations

The largest U.S. pension transaction by premium in the last five years continues the market trend of more plan sponsors transferring their pension obligations to insurance companies.

Less than half of employers offer life insurance as a benefit

New research finds 23% fewer employers are offering life insurance to their workers compared to 2006.

Even Superheroes need protection

Your high-end clients – superheroes in their chosen profession – are not invincible to the perils of mortals. They need superhero-level disability income protection.

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.

How insurance can protect businesses from sexual harassment claims

With countless allegations dominating the news in recent months, a new white paper from Lockton explains how the scope and breadth of coverage for businesses varies by policy and specific details.

Most middle-income employees feel more secure thanks to workplace benefits

New MassMutual study also exposes need for stepped-up benefits education to fight knowledge gap – particularly among lower-income workers.

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.

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.

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