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New Final Rule Lets Employees Use HRAs to Buy Health Insurance

New Final Rule Lets Employees Use HRAs to Buy Health Insurance

As of 2020, workers can use individual coverage HRAs to purchase their own plans A newly issued regulation could transform how employers pay for employee health care coverage, its advocates claim, by letting employers use pretax dollars to ...

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Ben-Admin Technology Continues to Drive Voluntary Sales

Ben-Admin Technology Continues to Drive Voluntary Sales

The voluntary benefits Industry continues to grow year over year. Part of this trend is due to the increasing prevalence of benefits technology. Interesting growth trends for the voluntary benefits industry are as follows: New business premium ...

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Why So Many Older Americans Rate Their Health As Good Or Even Excellent

Why So Many Older Americans Rate Their Health As Good Or Even Excellent

Judith Graham A common myth about aging is that older adults are burdened by illness and feel lousy much of the time. In fact, the opposite is usually true. Most seniors report feeling distinctly positive about their health. Consider data from the ...

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Employers getting more inventive on lower-cost employee health care

Employers getting more inventive on lower-cost employee health care

Employers are looking to expand offerings in many areas, including onsite services such as behavioral health and childcare. Employers are trying more ways to bring down costs on high-quality health care for employees, according to Willis Towers ...

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CNO Financial Group Acquires Web Benefits Design

CNO Financial Group Acquires Web Benefits Design

CARMEL, Ind. – April 29, 2019 – CNO Financial Group (NYSE: CNO) announced today that it has acquired privately-owned Web Benefits Design Corporation (“WBD”), a leading online benefits administration firm with a best-in-class, proprietary ...

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Celebrate Administrative Professionals’ Day Like a Boss

Celebrate Administrative Professionals’ Day Like a Boss

The start of Administrative Professionals Day dates back to World War II when the U.S. was facing a shortage of administrative personnel due to a combination of birthrate decline and a post-war business boom. Mary Barrett and C. King Woodbridge ...

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Did you know? Amazon now takes HSA, FSA payments

Did you know? Amazon now takes HSA, FSA payments

By Marlene Satter The move allows people with FSAs and HSAs to pay Amazon for out-of-pocket medical expenses with pretax dollars. Wading in even deeper to the health care arena, Amazon has announced that customers can now pay for appropriate ...

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Health providers balk at new proposal to disclose prices

Health providers balk at new proposal to disclose prices

By Jack Craver The proposal would require they disclose the prices they use when negotiating with insurers, not the current “list prices.” The Trump administration is considering requiring hospitals to publicly disclose the prices ...

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Health care Artificial Intelligence & machine learning: 4.5 things to know

Health care Artificial Intelligence & machine learning: 4.5 things to know

By Tonia Degner This year, 56.3 million personal digital assistants, including Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple’s new HomePod, will ship to homes. What can those devices do for health care? Has Alexa changed your life yet? Vacuum the floor, ...

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New court docs: Amazon & Co. want to ‘reinvent what insurance looks like’

New court docs: Amazon & Co. want to ‘reinvent what insurance looks like’

By Marlene Satter Stoddard suggested that employers could try different approaches to getting across to employees just what their health plans cover, since workers are often confused. The joint health care venture launched by Amazon, Berkshire ...

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