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January 17, 2013
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  • How to boost your team's performance
    You may be able to improve your sales organization by developing a consistent message, evaluating the health of the sales pipeline and developing the talent of your salespeople, writes Lee Salz, founder of Sales Architects. "Companies need to invest in their sales team development just as professional sports teams practice their craft every single day." Eyes On Sales (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Save or shred: A guide to financial-document management
    Financial documents are important, but you don't have to keep every piece of paper in perpetuity, professional organizer Regina Leeds says. For example, you can probably dispose of ATM receipts and monthly bank statements on a fairly regular basis. On the other hand, you should hold on to contractual agreements, property records and other documents that are critical for your business, says Greg Jones, CEO of Bookkeeping Express. Entrepreneur online/The Daily Dose blog (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Colo. prepares to assemble massive navigator team
    Colorado Insurance Commissioner Jim Riesberg says the state will need a large pool of navigators, enough to enroll 800 consumers daily for six months or more. "That's a lot of navigators. Where are they going to come from?" Riesberg said. The state, which has voted to allow brokers to participate in the public exchange, also must address questions about training and payment for navigators. Health Policy Solutions (Colorado) (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Enroll America works to bring consumers to exchanges
    The advocacy group Enroll America has introduced a campaign to encourage eligible people to enroll in health insurance through exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The group says its partners include some groups of hospitals and insurers, and it is contacting community organizations. The Hill/Healthwatch blog (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • HHS dives into exchange marketing with website overhaul
    HHS has relaunched its website in an effort to engage millions of uninsured Americans that the agency hopes will buy health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Jason Young, deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at HHS, said the new site was the start of a "full-throttle" effort to spread the word about exchanges. USA Today (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study links presenteeism to lifestyle, wellness support
    Employees who had unhealthy diets were 66% more likely to have high presenteeism than those who ate healthier foods, while workers who exercised occasionally were 50% more likely to have presenteeism than colleagues who worked out more regularly, according to a study in the journal Population Health Management. Researchers found employees who said company management did not support efforts to be physically active or emotionally healthy were much more likely to have high presenteeism. The Salt Lake Tribune (Utah) (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Analysis: Medicaid expansion is supported by 22 governors
    An analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine found that at least 22 U.S. governors, including the Republican governors of North Dakota, New Mexico, Nevada and Arizona, back Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Another 15 governors were undecided, but decisions are expected soon as they propose new budgets. Reuters (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Sponsorship opportunities available for AHIP's 2013 conferences
    Sponsoring an AHIP conference such as National Policy Forum, March 13 and 14 in Washington, D.C., or Institute 2013, June 12 to 14 in Las Vegas will provide you with numerous opportunities for face-to-face interaction with hundreds of health care decision-makers who attend to learn and network. Contact AHIP’s Business Development Team at or 866-707-AHIP (2447) to learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Learn more about Exchanges with new online course
    Learn more about Exchanges through AHIP’s timely new online course, “Health Insurance Exchanges and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).” You’ll learn about Exchanges from their beginning to their role in health care reform and beyond. The online format allows you to learn around your schedule. Register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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