The U.S. health insurance industry is undergoing a massive transition. So, what does this mean for the health insurance carriers? A recent analysis by Employee Benefit Adviser (EBA) and miEdge ranked the top large-group health insurance carriers in the U.S. for the year 2014. Now, while being a large insurer does not necessarily mean they provide the best health insurance, it is an interesting look at product and market share in the health insurance industry today.
Sunday, March 29 is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. Zane Benefits will mark the occasion by recognizing our valuable partners who support small businesses everyday. Gary Adkins’ mission is helping Mom and Pop Business Owners succeed. How does he do it? Read Mr. Adkins story.
Open enrollment for individual health insurance coverage in 2015 is over… or is it? If you owe an Obamacare Individual Mandate fee on your taxes for not having health coverage in 2014, and you don’t yet have health coverage for 2015, you may still be able to get coverage for 2015. This is according to a recent announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Here is what you need to know about the new special enrollment period, extended through April 30, 2015.
As a small business, health benefits are an important part of your overall recruiting and retention strategy. And yet, budgeting for health benefits can feel like you’re walking a tight-rope. That’s because with the wrong approach, health insurance can be unstable, expensive, and restrictive. However, the first step to taking control of your health benefits budget is to understand your options. In this article, we'll discuss small business health insurance options, and how to take control of your health benefits budget.
March 29th celebrates National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. In honor of all small business owners, this article provides an overview of healthcare options and how they can be beneficial to small businesses. Like a crazy Rubik’s Cube puzzle, healthcare is often like another language to small business owners. But does it have to be? Definitely not. And though many small business owners feel more confused with new laws and regulations since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect, the truth is, it’s not as intimidating as you might think. To help decode healthcare options for your small business, this article spells out five options you have and how they can benefit your small business.
Beginning in 2016, the federal government will require health insurance carriers to give all Americans enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans, or plans that were purchased in the federally run health exchange, current details about which doctors participate in the plans and which ones take new patients.
As you evaluate small business health insurance options, it is common to compare employer group health insurance and individual health insurance. What is group health insurance and how does it work for small businesses? In this article, we’ll answer seven common questions about how group health insurance works.
Sunday, March 29 is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. Zane Benefits will mark the occasion by recognizing our valuable customers, like Dr. Kenneth Armstrong DDS, owner of a thriving dental office in New Mexico. His story presented interesting questions: how does a small business function while dealing with compliance aspects of the Affordable Care Act?
Let’s cut straight to the chase here, writing job descriptions is usually a last-minute sort of thing, isn’t it? You’re busy attending to the day’s various duties and realize you need to post a position for your company, so you quickly write something and post it on Indeed.com, Monster.com, or a plethora of other sites. But, have you ever wondered if there was an effective way to write a job description that’ll lead to better retention? Better yet, have you ever wished for a job description template with which you can easily fill out and continue your busy day, and it still be an effective way to attract qualified candidates? You’re not alone. Most small business owners prefer time-saving templates, tips, and techniques. So, to help make your recruiting more effective and time-efficient, we’ve designed a quick, yet extremely compelling job description template.
2015 marks the five year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, and the looming question is still ever present: What does the public think of the Obamacare? Over the last five years, the public’s opinion has changed. In fact, the gap between those in favor and those who are not in favor of the ACA is smaller than it’s been in over 2 years. Recently, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) released a poll which sheds light on the public’s opinion on Obamacare. This article is a brief look at the findings from the poll. Note: This article is part of our ACA series.
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