Benefits

  • Mass Association of Health Underwriters Announces Benefest 2017 Mass Association of Health Underwriters Announces Benefest 2017

    15th Annual statewide convention welcomes regional and national health insurance CEOs

    The Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters (MassAHU) announced that Benefest 2017, the 15th Annual Statewide Conference and Trade Fair, will be held on Thursday, May 4th, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westborough, Mass. read more
  • Selling Health Insurance Across State Lines Is Unlikely to Lower Costs or Improve Choice Selling Health Insurance Across State Lines Is Unlikely to Lower Costs or Improve Choice

    Insurers can already sell insurance across state lines and so far it hasn't lower costs or improved care

    by Sabrina Corlette and Kevin Lucia

    In the wake of the failure of the legislative effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the fate of another of the president’s health care priorities is unclear. read more
  • Demographic Shifts, Employee Expectations are Redefining the Workplace Demographic Shifts, Employee Expectations are Redefining the Workplace

    Retention is the top objective as the gig economy reshapes the future of work

    MetLife’s 15th Annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study, released today, confirms that the gig economy and demographic shifts are disrupting the workplace, redefining employees’ workplace expectations. read more
  • What’s Next for the ACA and the People It Covers? What’s Next for the ACA and the People It Covers?

    As policymakers consider changes to the ACA, they must keep in mind the health and well-being of real people

    By Sara R. Collins and David Blumenthal, M.D.

    If Republicans are unable to revive last week’s failed effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the nation will need to turn back to ensuring the long-term success of the law. read more
  • Planned Partnership Planned Partnership

    Three Things You Should Know about Millennial Participants under 30

    J.P. Morgan Asset Management Wednesday released a new Retirement Insights paper, "Three things to know about DC plan participants under 30.” read more
  • ACA & The Trouble with Affordability ACA & The Trouble with Affordability

    New Commonwealth Fund Study Finds Starkly Different Health Insurance Experiences Among Consumers in California, New York, Florida, and Texas

    After the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) coverage expansions, people in California and New York—states that expanded Medicaid and created their own health insurance marketplaces—were less likely than people in Florida and Texas to have medical bill problems, more likely to be insured, and better able to afford the health care they needed. read more
  • Employers Step Up Their Leave Management Efforts, and It’s Paying Off Employers Step Up Their Leave Management Efforts, and It’s Paying Off

    While more employers are reporting positive outcomes, even greater results can be achieved with a focus on continuous improvement

    The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), one of the nation’s largest mutual life insurers and a leading provider of employee benefits, today released the results of its 2017 Guardian Absence Management Activity Index SM and Study. read more
  • Many Americans Are Stressed About Retirement, But Aren’t Taking Steps to Prepare Many Americans Are Stressed About Retirement, But Aren’t Taking Steps to Prepare

    Only a relatively small share of workers are actually doing any formal retirement planning

    Many American workers today are feeling stressed about retirement and are not taking steps to prepare for it. And those feeling stressed have lower levels of retirement confidence and are less likely to feel financially secure... read more
  • Smallest Companies Have Highest-Performing 401(k) Plans Smallest Companies Have Highest-Performing 401(k) Plans

     Insights to Improve Participants' Retirement Outcomes

    ALM Intelligence has published the results of the second annual 401(k) Plan Benchmark Report from its benefits unit, Judy Diamond Associates. read more
  • The Healthcare Industry in 2017 The Healthcare Industry in 2017

    Hype and Speculation Loom Over Technology Trends and Potential Policy Shifts

    Despite global political uncertainties and a sluggish economic outlook for 2017, the global healthcare industry is set for an invigorating year. read more