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March 5, 2013
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  Best Business Practices 
  • How to get more mileage out of e-mail marketing
    To get the most bang for your buck out of e-mail marketing, be sure to optimize your e-mails for mobile readers, stay CAN-SPAM compliant and be transparent during sign-up about what kinds of e-mails users will receive. "Being clear upfront will help you to build an interested and engaged mailing list and minimize your unsubscribe rate," Samantha Carlin writes. SCORE Small Business Success Blog (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Want big bucks for your company?
You want to sell your business, and you want to ensure that you get the best possible price. By taking 7 simple steps, you can dramatically improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

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  • A timeline and to-do list for employer ACA compliance
    With the employer mandate and other key Affordable Care Act provisions looming next year, it's time for employers to get their plans in place, experts say. In addition to determining whether they are subject to the employer mandate, companies need to be prepared to offer information about exchanges and be ready to answer questions about coverage, among other things. Employee Benefit News (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Emotions are key to reaching seniors with Medicare products
    Seniors tend to focus on their feelings and life experience when making a purchasing decision on Medicare supplement coverage, and sales presentations should be geared accordingly, writes Lloyd Lofton. He emphasizes a focus on benefits rather than features and offers a chart showing how to present a product's features, which appeal to the customer's logic, as benefits. National Underwriter Life & Health (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
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  Market Trends 
  • Change fee-for-service model to cut spending, report advises
    Health care payment models that reimburse based on services rendered should be replaced with a blended model, according to a report from the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform. A more efficient model would reimburse better for diagnostics and management, incorporate quality metrics into reimbursement rates, eliminate differential payments based on facility, encourage small organizations to share resources, and include fixed payments for certain patients. MedPage Today (free registration) (3/4) , Kaiser Health News/Capsules blog (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How to ensure your wellness program works
    A study conducted by the Massachusetts Business Roundtable analyzed the wellness programs of eight businesses and determined the different factors that contributed to their success –- careful planning, progress measurement and respect for the company's culture. The study also showed that a well-executed wellness program can effectively save $7 for every dollar invested. The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model) (3/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Protect Medicare Advantage
    Proposed changes to Medicare Advantage payments will impact the 14 million beneficiaries who rely on this critically important part of Medicare. Combined with the cuts included in the health reform law, these changes will likely result in higher out-of-pocket costs, reduced benefits and fewer health care choices. Join the Coalition for Medicare Choices to preserve Medicare Advantage. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sponsorship opportunities available for AHIP's Institute 2013
    Sponsoring AHIP’s 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 BusinessDevelpment@ahip.org or 866.707.AHIP (2447) to learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus."
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