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Sep 23, 2021

A Message From the Editor

Two familiar topics dominate this week's lineup: COVID-19 and the cost of health care. Be sure to catch up on the latest information on health care fraud cases, the big impact of small premium increases, and the mounting preventable costs of the pandemic. And don't miss benefits advisor Dan Thompson's first person account of his recent struggles with COVID and the new perspectives he gained from the experience.

– Paul Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, BenefitsPro

COVID almost killed the CEO: a benefits advisor's second chance

By BenefitsPRO Editors

Dan Thompson recently approached BenefitsPRO, saying he had "nearly died from Covid-19" and wanted to share his story... Read More

Market Insights

More than 80% of U.S. counties have some form of health care access challenge

By Scott Wooldridge

In addition, more than 40% of counties in the U.S. are pharmacy deserts. Read More

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Managing Meeting Quick Reference Guide

When you first start planning a meeting, you'll need to identify what kind of meeting it is. Read More

Expert Opinion

Employers' premium surcharges for unvaccinated employees could result in ACA penalties

By Kyle Scott

Under the ACA, the employee premium cost for your lowest-cost plan that meets minimum value must meet affordability... Read More

News

Preventable cost of COVID-19 hospitalizations from June to August hits $5.7B

By Michael Popke

Treatment costs for the summer surge are impacting patients, taxpayers and private insurance premiums. Read More

News

Small premium increases can have big impact, Medicaid study shows

By Scott Wooldridge

A look at cost-sharing changes in Michigan's Medicaid program shows just how sensitive consumers can be to price changes. Read More

Market Insights

HSA contributions, distributions declined in 2020: EBRI

By Michael S. Fischer

Few HSAs are invested in assets other than cash, but the research group expects that to change as accounts grow over... Read More

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Productivity Tools -- Developing Your Productivity Skills

This free eBook explains how to choose the best tools for your own particular needs and describes how to use them to boost your productivity. Read More

Conversation

I wish: Benefits advisors share which issues they would tackle with an 'easy button'

By BenefitsPRO Editors

More hours in the day, fewer steps in the health care... Brokers share what they would do with a magic wand. Read More

News

DOJ announces charges in health care fraud cases totaling $1.4 billion

By Alan Goforth

Telemedicine fraud charges made up the bulk of the total. Read More

Save the Date

Join us for an open enrollment Twitter chat

A group of experts will answers questions about the challenges of this year's open enrollment season live on Twitter. Learn More

Resources

Redefining Well Being in the Workplace

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Taking a new approach to employee well-being can improve your business. Learn More

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Shrinking Attention Spans, Better Benefits: Navigating 2022 Open Enrollment

[ON DEMAND] If you have previously registered for this event, please click here, and log-in using the email you registered with to access the on-demand Learn More

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