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March 14, 2013
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  • Tips for more effective content marketing
    You can make your content-marketing initiatives more successful by identifying specific goals for the content you create, Tommy Walker writes. For example, your content might be designed to kick-start a conversation or generate leads or sales. Either directly or indirectly, your content should ask your audience to take specific steps, he writes. MarketingProfs (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • HSAs, HRAs number 11.6 million, EBRI reports
    Health savings accounts and health reimbursement arrangements continue to gain market share, according to the Consumer Engagement in Health Care Survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute and Matthew Greenwald & Associates. The survey found 11.6 million accounts with a total of $17.8 billion in assets last year, up from 8.5 million accounts and $12.4 billion assets in 2011. Data from AHIP suggest HSAs are increasingly paired with high-deductible health plans, with coverage reaching more than 13.5 million beneficiaries last year, up from 11.4 million in January 2011. Employee Benefit News (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AHIP warns of regulatory consequences
    As Affordable Care Act rules restricting how they operate go into effect, premiums for some health insurance policies will rise, AHIP and insurance companies warn. Individual policies and small group plans will see the largest premium hikes, fueled by regulations that limit how much insurers may charge certain populations. The Washington Post/The Associated Press (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Market Trends 
  • 3 in 4 Americans are anxious about retirement, survey finds
    Thinking about retirement finances is a cause of anxiety for nearly 75% of Americans, according to a survey by Franklin Templeton Investments. In addition, 37% expressed increasing worry about outliving their retirement assets or facing significant sacrifices in retirement plans. Retirement savings total $100,000 or less for 68% of people 45 to 54 and half of the 55-to-64 age group, the survey found. (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  AHIP News 
  • Health systems change initiative launched
    AHIP Foundation announces the launch of the Institute for Health Systems Solutions (IHSS), an initiative designed to help advance new ideas regarding the delivery and financing of health care through credible, independent research and analysis. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Prepare for 2014 at AHIP's June Exchange Conference
    AHIP's next Exchange Conference, June 12 in Las Vegas, will bring together thought leaders in business, government, and health care to share implementation updates and next steps, and address your questions. The Exchange Conference is being held in conjunction with AHIP's Institute 2013, providing you an opportunity for additional learning and networking. Register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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