Category Archives: Association Health Insurance and Employee Benefit Marketplaces

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We Are Almost Perfect Consumers, Except For…

August 31, 2014 We Americans are amazingly sophisticated consumers. So much so that fully 70% of our $18 trillion economy is consumer spending. We love to compare the prices and specifications of everything from toasters to cars to homes and … Continue reading

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If Someone Wants to Quote Your Health Insurance – Politely Tell Them That Era Is Over

August 6, 2014 Businessmen and women are used to insurance brokers bringing them an annual renewal, with “quotes” for costs, and these exercises are always filled with anxiety because the businessmen and women never know what is coming and cannot … Continue reading

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What Happened Yesterday in Federal Courts on the ACA? Depends Upon Who You Ask

July 23, 2014 Yesterday was either an earth shattering day in federal court for the Affordable Care Act, or it was a day that didn’t mean much at all. Which of these two visions gets the most attention depends upon … Continue reading

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Why Do Your Members Buy Benefits That Employees Don’t Like?

  July 23, 2014 85% of employees believe that their current benefits are not adequate to take care of their families, this according to a recently released Aflac survey reported in Employee Benefit Advisor on July 16th. Said another way, … Continue reading

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What Happened Yesterday in Federal Courts on the ACA? Depends Upon Who You Ask

July 23, 2014 Yesterday was either an earth shattering day in federal court for the Affordable Care Act, or it was a day that didn’t mean much at all. Which of these two visions gets the most attention depends upon … Continue reading

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Why Do Your Members Buy Benefits That Employees Don’t Like?

July 18, 2014 85% of employees believe that their current benefits are not adequate to take care of their families, this according to a recently released Aflac survey reported in Employee Benefit Advisor on July 16th. Said another way, only … Continue reading

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What Happened Under the ACA Just As You Were Getting Away for the 4th?

July 7, 2014 Just as most of America was getting ready to enjoy the 4th of July holiday, Washington was issuing 1,296 new pages of regulations concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In fact, the release of the … Continue reading

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gbac Association Practice Group Opens Broker Training Program

June 30, 2014 The gbac Association Practice Group is pleased to announce the launch of its new broker training program for association private health insurance and employee benefit marketplaces. This initiative is pioneered by gbacAPG’s newest partners in Nelson Griswold … Continue reading

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Reversing The Trend In Declining Association Revenues

    June 29, 2014 We’ve met with two associations in the past two weeks, one state and one national. In both groups, resource constraints and the need to expand into new areas in order to meet budget demands was … Continue reading

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Our Approach Centers on People

May 23, 2014 We were out for dinner one night this week to celebrate one of our daughter’s birthdays. Amazing to look around in a public space today and take note of how little human interaction there is because most … Continue reading

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