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Katy Stowers


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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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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Health Care Reform

October 1: The Marketplace Doors Swing Wide

October 1, 2013



Today—October 1, 2013—is a big day in the health insurance world. The much-debated Health Insurance Marketplace, also called the public exchange, is now open for enrollment in every state. If you’ve been watching television news, reading the newspaper, or following social media, you’ve surely heard about this. It’s top of mind from all sides of the political spectrum.

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Top 5 HIPAA Workplace Questions

July 11, 2013

We recently hosted two HIPAA Privacy and Security Training workshops which were designed to help plan sponsors achieve full compliance before the September 23, 2013 deadline. During these workshops, we were asked lots of questions. 

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