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February 18, 2013
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  • Understand your management style to become a better leader
    Some leaders prefer to take charge of the decision-making process by using an autocratic or paternalistic management style, writes Lee Polevoi. Others would rather give their employees more responsibility by acting as democratic or laissez-faire managers. "By better understanding which kind of manager you are, you can adapt or modify your style as necessary and cultivate the most effective work environment for you and your employees," Polevoi writes. Intuit Small Business Blog (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Making your website easy for customers to use
    Make sure your company's information is clear about what you do and that contact information isn't hidden, writes Monika Jansen. Consider using video to explain something the company does, and anticipate questions with a good FAQ. Cut back on unwanted customer contact by making instructions downloadable and providing transparent information about company policies. NetworkSolutions.com (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • States, insurance companies partner for long-term care
    Aging baby boomers soon will face the high costs of long-term care, but few Americans have long-term-care insurance. The burden for those who cannot afford care falls to states, which pay for Medicaid. Many states are partnering with insurance companies in plans that allow seniors with long-term-care insurance to qualify for Medicaid without losing their assets if their costs exceed insurance coverage. The idea is to get more people to purchase insurance. Medill Reports (Northwestern University) (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • More advisers favor life insurance for college savings
    Life insurance with a cash balance that can be withdrawn for college expenses is becoming increasingly popular with financial advisers who are helping parents prepare to pay for higher education. A survey by Financial Research found that in 2012, 29% of advisers recommended life insurance for college savings, compared with 23% in 2011 and 21% in 2009. InvestmentNews (free registration) (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Market Trends 
  • Deadline passes with 26 federal exchanges, 7 partnerships
    The health insurance exchange landscape is taking shape, with the deadline for states to commit to their approach passing on Friday. Twenty-six states defaulted to federally run exchanges while seven opted for federal-state partnerships and 17 states plus the District of Columbia plan to run their own. States with federally run exchanges can still apply to take over management of their exchanges in 2015. The Washington Times (2/16) , The Washington Post/WonkBlog (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • High-risk pools running short on cash
    The federal government announced cost increases and other changes affecting almost 38,000 enrollees in high-risk insurance pools to keep the program solvent. "We have a set amount of money, and we will not exceed it," said the director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Gary Cohen. The pools will expire when rules addressing coverage of people with pre-existing conditions take effect. Kaiser Health News (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Partnerships improving care and access for dual eligibles
    At AHIP's Dual Eligibles Summit: Improving Care, Coverage, and Cost, March 12 in Washington, D.C., you'll learn about innovative stakeholder initiatives that are working to strengthen care, services and support for dual eligibles in sessions including "Examining the Dual Eligibles Landscape" and "State Strategies for Streamlining and Aligning Initiatives." Learn more and register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AHIP now offers health insurance-focused IT education
    With health care reform implementation, health plans and providers are now looking to IT as a strategic partner. The need for IT professionals with health insurance knowledge has never been greater. AHIP has a new program that educates IT professionals of all levels about health insurance IT. It includes designations, webinars, workshops, online courses and more. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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