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Health Care Reform

Anthem and MDwise to Exit Insurance Exchange Market in Indiana

June 27, 2017


Last week Anthem and MDwise announced that they’ll both exit the insurance exchange market in 2018, only one year after UnitedHealthcare exited. The departure by Anthem and MDwise will leave Hoosiers in most areas of the state with two carrier options for 2018 – CareSource Indiana, Inc. and Celtic Insurance Co. which sells policies under the name of Managed Health Services (MHS) in the state of Indiana.

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Well-Being

Engagement and Well-Being: Are They the Same?

June 27, 2017

While looking through a media supplement brochure titled “Employee Well-Being” I noticed the word “engagement” was in the title of nearly every article inside.  It seems “engagement” is being used synonymously with “well-being”. So, is it the same?  Or, is it different?  I’m sure you have an opinion based on your own experience. But, understanding the cross-sections of engagement and well-being is most effective when looked at from different angles within an organization. These comparisons will help you think it through.

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Health Care Reform

Will the Better Care Reconciliation Act Replace the ACA?

June 23, 2017

It’s been a big week for news on health care! News of changes in Indiana’s individual market have certainly provided a good deal of fodder for discussion among individuals and benefits professionals alike. We’ll be sharing more about those impacts as we continue to monitor the changes. For now, let’s turn our focus to the story that’s playing out on a national stage this week.

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Well-Being

Well-Being Delivered to Your Doorstep

June 22, 2017

Today’s world is packed full of rush hours, deadlines, and ever-buzzing phones, leaving us with what feels like no time to accomplish what we enjoy. This means preparing a healthy dinner might not even cross our minds. Taking the time to pick out fresh food and cooking dinner has become cumbersome. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way. Companies like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, and Freshly are shopping for you, delivering ingredients with recipes, and sometimes ready-to-eat meals, right to your door. 

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Human Resources

The 5 Step Process for Implementing HR Software

June 20, 2017
Take a look at this HR Tech Market Map  from CB Insights. Is your head spinning yet? If it is, you are not alone. HR technology is hitting the market at a fast pace and significantly disrupting traditional HR roles.  Sitting down with individual employees to walk through their new hire paperwork is quickly becoming obsolete, and gone are the days of in-person new product trainings with the entire sales team. So how can HR professionals use technology to support their company and employees?
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