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ACA Checkup: What Large Employers Need to Know about the Affordable Care Act

By George Tzinas, Chief Experience Officer, Benefitalign Welcome to the second edition of The ACA Checkup – this series outlines a summary of key points of the ACA and how it can impact you, your business and your employees. This edition will continue to focus on the definitions of and regulations for employers. The Affordable […]

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How a private benefit exchange can bend the health care cost curve

By George Tzinas, Chief Experience Officer, Benefitalign Some have compared the changes in health care to the changes that occurred in the retirement industry 30 years ago when companies switched from pension plans to 401(k) plans and put the responsibility on consumers to pick investments. But George Tzinas, chief experience officer at Benefitalign, says it […]

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ACA Checkup: What Small Employers Need to Know about the Affordable Care Act

By George Tzinas, Chief Experience Officer Welcome to the first edition of The ACA Checkup – this series offers a quick summary of key points of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it can impact you, your business and your employees. This edition will focus on the definitions of and regulations for employers. The Affordable […]

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Planning for the “Cadillac Tax”

By George Tzinas, Chief Experience Officer You may have heard about the “Cadillac Tax” a few years ago when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed. Officially called the Excise Tax, this tax is a permanent, non-deductible, annual tax beginning in 2018 on high-cost employer-sponsored health coverage. When the ACA was passed in 2010, 2018 […]

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How to survive the frequent Obamacare/ACA turbulence?

Yes, you might want to celebrate the second big win for Obamacare, as the US Supreme Court has upheld nationwide subsidies. It has allowed federal subsidies to continue to be provided to more than 6 million people and calmed the political waters surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for now, but it is unlikely that […]

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Are you spending more time on Exchange Data Reconciliation than selling new business?

By Nicholas Bayon, Practice Director, BI & Analytics TURN YOUR DATA INTO INFORMATION Benefitalign’s Exchange Data Reconciliation and Analytics solution enables you to quickly load, review and reconcile your exchange and sales data. With pre-built business rules to help you identify record mismatches and data orphans, Benefitalign’s analytics can help you identify and prioritize data […]

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Buying health insurance shouldn’t give you a headache. User Experience is what matters.

By George Tzinas, Chief Experience Officer A well-designed website can help you better understand all your healthcare options, and how different plans-impact medical expenses for you, your family or your employees. At benefitalign, we make it easy to shop, compare and enroll in health plans, online, anytime. Making sense of healthcare options begins with having […]

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What we can learn from the contradictory Obamacare subsidy rulings?

The two conflicting judgments over subsidies have created quite a stir amongst the public and within the industry. While many are worried about the fluid nature of the healthcare reform and the uncertainties it brings with it, others are already on the lookout for safer, more concrete options. The judgments – On July 22, 2014: […]

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Are you ready to compete in the new consumer-driven Healthcare market?

Are you ready to compete in the new consumer-driven Healthcare market? Whether you are considering connecting to state and federal marketplaces or setting up a private exchange, it’s important to understand the core issue which can determine the success of either channel – the delivery of an integrated consumer experience. At benefitalign®, we take a […]

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The Role of Brokers in the evolving Health Insurance Marketplace

The Role of Brokers in the evolving Health Insurance Marketplace Brokers in the rapidly changing healthcare market With the Affordable Care Act having marked another milestone on January, 2014, brokers are facing numerable challenges to survive in a new “self-service” marketplace. Brokers have traditionally played a big role in helping small businesses buy health insurance. […]

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