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February 8, 2013
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  • Why you can't prioritize customers over employees -- or vice versa
    Company leaders shouldn't focus on pleasing just their employees or just their customers, writes Steve Tobak, managing partner at Invisor Consulting. Instead, they need to grow their businesses while making them attractive places for people to work. This two-pronged approach is necessary, because "when a company is stagnant, when it's growth trajectory flat-lines, that's a sign for employees, shareholders, customers -- indeed, everyone -- to start looking elsewhere," he writes. Inc. online (free registration)/Last Word blog (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How to take control of your to-do list
    Look for opportunities to get rid of low-priority tasks if you feel that you are drowning in work, time coach Elizabeth Grace Saunders says. "Decide what you can say 'no' or 'not now' to and get it off your list ASAP," she said. Be realistic about the amount of work you can handle, and get plenty of sleep, she recommends. CBS MoneyWatch (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • What is the producer's role in holding down health care costs?
    Agents and brokers can add value to their services and contribute to efforts to improve the health of beneficiaries by engaging beneficiaries all year, long after open enrollment has ended, according to this article. Producers should work with employers and employees to empower beneficiaries, communicate definitions for healthy behavior and measure results, all of which can promote physical and financial well-being as well as smart use of health care. (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Study: 11% of women become uninsured after a divorce
    Past research has shown women's income falls after divorce, and new research examines the impact of divorce on their insurance status. Some 115,000 women become uninsured amid divorce each year, and 65,000 of them remain without insurance for months or years. This article recommends such women speak with an expert such as an insurance agent or broker to devise an affordable way to obtain coverage. (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: 35% of companies measured wellness outcomes last year
    A recent study from Buck Consultants shows that fewer employers measured the outcome of their workplace wellness programs, despite how more employers are using wellness programs. Entitled "Working Well: A Global Survey of Health Promotion and Workplace Wellness Strategies," the study reports that only 35% measured wellness programs last year, while 37% did so in 2010. In contrast to this, employers who turned to wellness programs to raise employee performance and profitability went up from 75% in 2010 to 87% last year. (2/7) , Business Insurance (tiered subscription model) (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Proposed Miss. insurance exchange denied by HHS
    HHS rejected the application of Mississippi's insurance officials to operate a insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act. The move intervenes in the dispute between Gov. Phil Bryant and state Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, both Republicans, over the best approach to dealing with the health care law. Bryant's opposition made it impossible for the insurance officials to proceed with their plan, HHS said. The Wall Street Journal (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AHIP’s Exchange Conference addresses operational needs and questions
    With less than a year before Exchanges go live and open enrollment beginning this fall, your need for information is greater than ever. Sessions at AHIP’s Exchange Conference, March 14 and 15 in Washington, D.C., will address SHOP Exchanges, the employer perspective, network adequacy and care continuity, and more. Learn more and register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Time is limited -- take advantage of key sponsorships
    Sponsoring AHIP’s 2013 National Policy Forum, March 13 and 14 in Washington, D.C., gives you the opportunity to showcase your products and services to hundreds of health care decision-makers. Time is nearly out for you to take advantage of the National Policy Forum’s far-reaching sponsorships. Contact AHIP's Business Development Team at or 866-707-AHIP (2447) to secure yours today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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