Industry News

  • How Employers are Controlling Health Care Costs

    Employers are using a variety of solutions to contain rising health care costs, and each tactic has increased in popularity in the past year. Take a look at the top six ways employers are combating costs.

  • HR Departments Going Paperless

    Most human resources departments are ditching paper, and they're not looking back. However, there's still a surprising number that say their departments are still solely based on paper. Discover how going digital is having an effect.

  • Is the Sky Really Falling on Brokers?

    It's become clear that the PPACA is not the industry death sentence many brokers had feared. The annual Benefits Selling survey reveals brokers' take on the market, the business environment and their plans for the future. Check out their responses.

  • Brokers Drive Voluntary Sales

    Brokers were the primary drivers of growth in the voluntary market, according to Eastbridge Consulting Group's 2014 U.S. Voluntary/Worksite Sales Report. Check out the share of sales by segment.

  • Five Ways to Drive Employee Benefit Participation

    A recent study indicates that employees want more from their benefits and are willing to share more of the costs in order to have choices that meet their needs. Find out how to increase participation and engagement during the enrollment process.

  • Americans Want Health Services, But Don't Want to Talk Cost

    The only time most consumers ask about the cost of care is after the bill comes. Furthermore, a recent survey reveals the more someone makes, the less likely they are to ask about cost of care. Find out why.

  • Health Law Brings No Drop in Insurance Enrollment at Work, Study Finds

    A new study by Mercer reveals there's little concern that the employer mandate impacted enrollment in company benefit plans. Average enrollment was essentially unchanged between 2014 and 2015 at 74 percent. Learn which industries were affected most by the new rules.

  • Millennials Do Not Learn Differently, Contrary to Popular Belief

    Much has been written about how millennials learn differently, suggesting companies should change the way they educate this digital generation. But does this really mean they learn differently? See why when it comes to learning, age does not matter.

  • Confusion Scaring Consumers From Health Care

    Many Americans are struggling to understand the shifting landscape of the U.S. health care system. Millions don't know or don't understand basic components of their health insurance, which may be a factor in the high number who avoid seeing a physician. Take a look at some of the alarming knowledge gaps.

  • Carriers Worried About Online Competition

    A recent LIMRA study asked consumers whether they would consider purchasing insurance over the internet from a non-insurance source such as Amazon and Google, and more than 20 percent said they would. See what else the survey revealed about the greatest 2015 challenges and the industry's economic outlook.