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Take note of changes
to tax-free accounts

HSAs, FSAs and HRAs can help employees enjoy tax-free savings for health expenses. Here are a few changes employers will need to pay attention to in the years ahead.

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News & Events

August 1, 2014

Poll shows most Americans don't really get how Obamacare works – The Wire

A new poll found that most people don't understand how Obamacare works. Under the health care law, a consumer choses one of several private health insurance plans, and the government might subsidize the premium. According to a new Kaiser Family Foundation health care tracking poll, 63 percent of Americans aren't sure if Obamacare plans are private or government sponsored. The poll also found that 53 percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of Obamacare, meaning the law is less liked now than at any other point in its history.

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July 30, 2014

People's choice: In this Fall's open enrollment more health care via private exchanges – Forbes

By 2018 more people will use so-called private exchanges than similar ones created by the Affordable Care Act, according to a recent analysis by Accenture. Walgreen, Sears and Aon Hewitt, among the earlier pioneers in this new approach, give employees a credit to buy insurance in an online marketplace. Already an estimated 3 million Americans are getting insurance from their employers this way, which is triple the number of active employees that were buying from private exchanges a year ago. Employees get a credit or subsidy, and are sent to buy a plan on a private market place akin to Amazon.com or Orbitz in their respective industries.

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July 24, 2014

3 questions to ask before moving to a private exchange – Employee Benefit News

As employers grapple with how best to deliver health insurance to their employees, the concept of private insurance exchange or marketplace is quickly gaining traction. In a private exchange model, rather than continuing to assume the responsibility for making healthcare decisions for plan participants (or managing the risk on their behalf), an employer transfers responsibility to employees. This transfer of power enables employees to make important decisions on behalf of their families. Employers have something to gain, too: predictable healthcare costs.

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July 18, 2014

Employers on private exchanges troubled by employee communication challenges – Employee Benefit News

Aflac's recent Workforces Report for Brokers recently divulged that nearly 50 percent of brokers are considering leaving the industry, due largely to a landscape vastly changed by PPACA. Employee health benefits have become an increasingly complex industry in the past four years — which is precisely the reason that a solid broker workforce is more needed than ever.

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