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Adoption of Private Insurance Exchange Products on the Rise, But Employers Demand More Flexibility

With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in full swing, private insurance exchanges are picking up steam among midsize employers (those with 50 or more employees) that desire to offer a competitive benefits package and “a new way to buy insurance.” However, the solutions available to employers in this underserved mid-market are limited … Continued

Financial fears have many workers planning to delay retirement

Although U.S. workers on a whole are more satisfied with their current financial situation than in years past, most (58%) remain concerned about financial stability in retirement and say they plan to continue working until age 70 or later, a new Towers Watson survey shows.

Popular Tools to Alleviate PPACA Stress

To alleviate PPACA compliance anxiety, employers need resources that clearly explain which provisions affect them so they can make the best decisions.

CFOs say they’ll increase health plan cost-sharing, blame PPACA

When it comes to health insurance costs, containment is the key word. These CFOs have been told to rein in health costs and they’re going to do so by shifting costs to those covered.

Boomers “Terrified”

More than half of pre-retirees express alarm about how rising health care costs may affect their retirement plans, according to a PLANSPONSOR report on a Nationwide Financial annual survey.

Cost of benefits, ACA compliance main concerns of midsized businesses

Seventy percent of midsized businesses said their biggest challenge in 2013 is the cost of health coverage and benefits. Read more…

To incent or not to incent

There is a lot of confusion and more than a few questions about the use of incentives in benefits these days. Incentives are an especially big question mark for employers because so many want to find ways to motivate, encourage and lower the health care costs

Aon Hewitt Analysis Shows Lowest U.S. Health Care Cost Increases in More Than a Decade

There are many factors that contributed to the lower rate of premium increases we saw over the past two years that we don’t expect to continue in the long-term.

Can Obamacare Beat Your Employer’s Insurance?

Will you be able to comparison-shop for a plan on the new online exchanges that might be better than your employer health insurance? The answer is a big, resounding “maybe.”

Stand Out from the Crowd with Voluntary Benefits

With many employers cutting hours, dropping spouse coverage, and more; your health plan may not be your hallmark anymore. That’s why voluntary benefits may become the cornerstone of your recruitment and retention strategy.