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Katy Stowers

Benefits

What Employers Need to Know About the Anthem Data Breach

February 6, 2015

Cyber attacks seem to be on the rise, especially in the last year, and according to Bloomberg, health care businesses have become common targets. The latest attack includes the 80 million members whose health information was taken from Anthem, the second biggest U.S. health insurer.

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Health Care Reform

Don't Go to Sleep on the Affordable Care Act Quite Yet

November 4, 2014

For many of us working in the health benefits arena, we’ve been preparing for and implementing the Affordable Care Act—also known as Health Care Reform—since March of 2010. In fact, the ACA has been a subject for discussion for so long that it’s easy to let it slip from our radar. Don’t fall into that trap! In the coming year, a number of key components of the ACA will impact your organization’s bottom line.

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Compliance

Same-Sex Marriage: What's Next for Benefit Plans?

October 16, 2014

Same-sex marriage has been a hot debate in Indiana over the last year. So it should come as no surprise—unless you’ve been living under a rock—that a decision has finally been made on the matter.

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Compliance

Stop. Collaborate. Don't miss it.

May 30, 2014

The eighties movie character Ferris Bueller puts it all in perspective, telling us, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.”

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Health Care Reform, Trends

Trend 1: Dust Off That Health Care Reform Plan

February 18, 2014

By mid-February 2014, it seems like the impact of Health Care Reform should be old news for employers and employees alike. After all, we’ve been working on various aspects of this far-reaching legislation since March 2010. Although the so-called “full implementation date” of January 1, 2014 is now in our rear view mirror, there remains much to do in terms of both short-term actions and long-term strategy.

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