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May 29, 2020

A Message From the Editor

Many of the brokers I talk to each day have transitioned remarkably well to this new reality of remote work and never-ending Zoom calls. But no matter how well you've adapted so far, there have surely been plenty of challenges for your business and those of your clients. This week, we've included some helpful tech tips and tools--hope you can find something that will make your everyday life just a little bit easier. We also look ahead to a post-COVID world that could include increased Medicaid spending, altered employer-sponsored health plans, and expanded COBRA coverage.

– Paul Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, BenefitsPro

Market Insights

As revenues fall, states brace for an uptick in Medicaid spending

By Samantha Joseph

Officials say health care and public finances are about to collide in a way no one anticipated at the start of the year. Read More

Commentary

If ever there was a time to rethink employer-sponsored health plans, this is it

By Jodi Hubler

We need a new plan design that creates an intuitive fit between people's health insurance and the way they actually... Read More

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Analysis

Stabilizing insurance premiums amid COVID-19 uncertainty

By Emily Payne

A recent paper examined how reinsurance and risk-corridor funding could mitigate risk to health insurers and keep premiums... Read More

News

IRS sets 2021 limits for HSAs

By Emily Payne

The increases, based on inflation, are once again modest. Read More

Best Practices

Working from home? Here are top tech tools to help you succeed

By Matt Martin

Being productive and successful in the remote environment requires the right set of technology. Read More

Analysis

COVID pandemic puts spotlight on consumers' health plan dissatisfaction

By Frank Ready

J.D. Power's annual report on health plan satisfaction shows a market in need of some serious reform. Read More

News

Industry group calls for expanded COBRA coverage

By Emily Payne

The Alliance to Fight for Health Care,is urging Congress to expand COBRA coverage for laid-off and furloughed workers. Read More

News

Will insurance cover it? COVID-19 testing confusion continues

By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio

Some companies with self-funded plans are operating as if they're exempt from the new federal rules. Read More

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