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Health Care Reform

Getting Hip with HIP 2.0

May 11, 2017

Hoosiers, you’re HIP. Not only are you HIP, but you’re also in a position of incredible political influence with regards to the future of health care in the United States.

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Health Care Reform

A New Health Plan Option for Small Business: Modified Self-Funding

February 28, 2017

Small business owners across Indiana are likely all too familiar with the challenges presented with rising healthcare costs. Like their large group colleagues, premiums seem to soar year in and year out. Small businesses, however, are not afforded nearly as many options to reduce premiums through plan design, wellness strategies, and other tactics.

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

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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Benefits, Health Care Reform

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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