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Paul Ashley

It’s a good thing Paul didn’t follow in his father’s footsteps as a world-class actor because he’s much better at creating employee experience strategies for clients. Having been in the benefits industry for 13 years, Paul knows what he’s talking about when it comes to business needs. He’s known for being a connector and getting his clients to the best outcomes in the market.
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Benefits

Top 5 Ways to Maximize Your Employee Benefits in 2018

December 6, 2017

For a majority of employers—more than 80%—and their employees, open enrollment has started or is right around the corner. The months of October and November will be filled with meetings and decisions. Here are five tips to help you and your family make better decisions when it comes to choosing your health care and maximize your benefits in 2018:

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Health Care Reform

2017 Trends and Healthcare Reform [Video]

May 23, 2017

The state of health care is constantly changing, especially now with the Trump Administration in full effect. FirstPerson Managing Director and General Counsel, Katy Stowers, shares trending updates centered around the Affordable Care Act and what this might mean for employers. Watch the video or read the transcript below to learn more.

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Human Resources, Health Care Reform, Trends, Benefits, Compliance, Compensation

Workplace Trends for 2017 [Video]

January 6, 2017

It’s that time of year again when we share the workplace trends we see emerging for employers. While there’s some uncertainty going into 2017—like a new president—the best plan will be to stick with what we know works: Working with a multi-year strategy and adjust to course alterations as they come. It’s about thinking big picture, being strategic, and embracing design thinking when it comes to your people and business strategies.

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Health Care Reform, Benefits

Trump and the ACA: Change Remains the Only Constant

November 10, 2016

From the day it was enacted, the Affordable Care Act – aka, Obamacare – has been more of a question than a statement. The various challenges, tweaks, regulations, and deadline extensions that became a routine aspect of the ACA created a scenario in which uncertainty was the only certainty.

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Health Care Reform, Benefits

Don’t be Narrow-Minded About Narrow Networks

November 8, 2016

In late 2013, I predicted the future. Sadly for me, it did not include any lottery tickets or fantasy football excellence. Instead, I chose to use my clairvoyant powers to share what was coming to employer health plans and consumers: Narrow network solutions.

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