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A Message From the Editor

This week's lineup provides a blend of key industry news and forward-looking analysis to help you plan for the months ahead. From a new lawsuit against Aetna and an FTC probe against drug supply middlmen, to regulatory insights and a look at key 2024 benefits trends, there's plenty to keep you busy! But be sure to take a few minutes to share your thoughts on the state of the voluntary benefits market by filling out our BenefitsPRO/Eastbridge Consulting Voluntary Survey before the March 8th deadline - the results will be featured on BenefitsPRO in May!

– Paul Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, BenefitsPRO



Aetna hit with ERISA lawsuit after repeatedly denying mental health coverage

By Riley Brennan

The suit is part of a wave of cases, including suits against UnitedHealth and Cigna, challenging health insurers' denial... Read More



FTC launches probe of drug supply middlemen in worsening generic shortage

By Alan Goforth

The agency is exploring if the companies that broker drug purchases for hospitals, along with the drug distributors,... Read More



Health care mergers facing added scrutiny from a wave of new state anti-trust laws

By Chris O'Malley

Concerns that the mergers raise consumer prices and reduce access to health care have sparked the state-level scrutiny,... Read More


Expert Opinion

Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, part 4: the process

By David Mordo

In part four, we will attempt to explain the actual process plan sponsors and their partners must follow in order to... Read More


2024 Voluntary Survey: We want your input!

By BenefitsPRO Editors

Participate in this year’s Eastbridge/BenefitsPRO survey to share your input and hear from other brokers on these questions... Read More



Employers tackling inflationary pressures in health care

By Greg Puig

The amount an organization can absorb on behalf of their employees will depend on the market data, trends and individual... Read More



Finding solutions to key benefits questions for 2024

By Marty Traynor

My most recent column featured some questions to consider about the benefits industry and I promised to provide some... Read More


Market Insights

Study identifies 3 key trends expected to shape health benefits & costs

By Alan Goforth

9 in 10 employers are concerned about high-cost drugs in the pipeline, with a similar number reporting concern about... Read More

Save the Date

Day One Keynote Speaker Announced!

In the opening Keynote session of BenefitsPRO Broker Expo, titled Adapt to Win: Lessons from the Greatest of All Time Jeopardy! Champion, Ken Jennings will share backstage secrets of tactics and technology, and what he learned about preparation, agility, fast adaptation, strategy and risk on the way to becoming the show's "GOAT." Learn More


2024 Cancer Insights Report

Sponsored by: Color Health

Explore the state of cancer in the workplace. This exclusive report will equip you with essential insights on how your clients are approaching and addressing cancer in the workforce. Learn More

WEBCAST DATE: March 19, 2024

A Better Way to Manage Serious & Complex Health Conditions

Join this complimentary webcast to gain invaluable insights in supporting high-cost, highly-complex conditions that exist in all employer plans today. Learn More

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