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Jan 17, 2021

A Message From the Editor

Despite the best efforts of those in the health care industry who would like to keep the status quo, the Trump administration's hospital price transparency rule is now in effect. Things won't change overnight, of course, and it will take a lot of work and teaching on the part of benefits professionals to really make an impact. Read up on how they're preparing below.

Price transparency is just one strategy to move the needle on health care costs; for more, join us at this year's Broker Expo. Better yet, check out our call for presenters and join us as a speaker.

– Emily Payne, BenefitsPRO managing editor

Analysis

New EEOC rules severely restrict wellness incentives

By Al Lewis

Don't jump to outcomes-based programs just because you can get a quick "employer cost savings." Read More

Slideshow

10 health insurance and employee benefit trends for 2021

By Richard Binder

After a tumultuous 2020, Aite Group predicts what the health insurance and voluntary benefits landscape will look like... Read More

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News

How benefits brokers are preparing for new health care transparency rules

By Michael Popke

They say now is the time for employers to boost their health care literacy and ask plenty of questions. Read More

News

AHA asks HHS for leniency in enforcing transparency rules

By Alan Goforth

In a letter, the American Hospital Association outlines the burden created by COVID and vaccination efforts. Read More

Commentary

Why 2021 will be the year benefits packages leverage integrative care

By Bill Gianoukos

While many employers started expanding their health and wellness offerings pre-coronavirus, they're focusing even more... Read More

Commentary

5 areas the health care industry must improve in 2021

By Bird Blitch

The pandemic has shown us what happens to health care providers that have been laggards in digital transformation efforts. Read More

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How are your video conferencing skills? Are you a charismatic speaker? Here’s the secret of how to be more personable in virtual meetings. Read More

News

Telemedicine growth: Not all demographics are equally enthusiastic

By Alan Goforth

Those who were older, female, Black, Latnix or had lower household income were less likely o use telemedicine, according... Read More

Best Practices

4 steps to vetting a virtual-care solution for your employees

By Julian Flannery

"Virtual care" has become a catch-all buzzword, but the reality is that all solutions aren't created equal. Read More

Save the Date

BenefitsPRO 2021 Call For Speakers Now Open

BenefitsPRO Broker Expo 2021 – AUGUST 16-18, 2021 | We are currently accepting speaker submissions for the 2021 in-person event, taking place in August at The OMNI LA COSTA in San Diego. Showcase your industry expertise in front of more than 1,000 brokers, agents, and consultants by submitting your topic(s) for speaking consideration. Simply click the learn more link to begin. The deadline for speaker submissions Friday, January 15, 2021. Learn More

Resources

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