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5 things small business owners should know about this year’s Open Enrollment

Whether your small business clients currently provide them and are planning next year’s renewal, or are thinking of offering them for the first time, here are five things to consider before Nov. 1 rolls around.

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Buyers of new LTCI policies face little risk of future rate increase, new study...

Individuals who purchase a new long-term care insurance policy face little if any chance of a future rate increase according to a study of pricing experts released Sept. 17 by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI).

CDC: 1 in 4 U.S. adults live with a disability

Cognitive disability most common in younger adults; mobility disability most common for others, new report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds.

Total premiums across all lines increase 5.4% in 2017, NAIC report finds

National Association of Insurance Commissioners releases Volume 2 of its 2017 Insurance Department Resources Report, containing key statistics on premiums by state, by line of business and budget information.

AAMSI posts free access to Med Supp conference videos for agents

The American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance has now posted video recordings of 10 top-rated sessions from the event, which was held June 12-14 in St. Louis.

Critical illness coverage: Closing the gap on care

About 1 in 4 employers now offer CI as a voluntary benefit, and premiums increased an impressive 15% last year.

‘Bind’ – billed as nation’s first-ever ‘on demand’ health insurance – now available to...

Backed by funding from UnitedHealthcare among others, new company says its pioneering health coverage brings transparency to health care costs and allows addition of coverage throughout the year.

Association Health Plans: What small businesses need to know

Exempt from ACA requirements and flexible in the way premiums are set, the expansion of AHPs has the potential to impact the lives of a huge number of small business owners and their employees – if carriers respond by rolling out quality products.

Life-LTC combo products on rise; now represent 25% of total new U.S. life insurance...

Total new premium for life combination products increased 18% in 2017, marking the third consecutive year of premium growth.

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.

Disability Insurance: A critical tool for financial wellness

1 in 3 working Americans don’t have adequate disability coverage, placing a strain on both the consumer and their employer. That’s why it’s important to consider how DI can protect employees and lessen the burden of an unexpected financial emergency.

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