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The Connection between Financial Health and Physical Well-being

3 steps to help employees and plan members realize the value of CDHPs and wellness programs by Steven Nyce and Carlos Hernandez “In today’s global, always-on, and ultra-competitive work environment, good employers understand that productive, highly engaged employees are their greatest …
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2016 Outlook for Health Care & Benefits

“The second guest on the show is Seth Ravine, the chief revenue officer for Acclaris, a Willis Towers Watson company. With a new year now underway, some things still don’t change. The two core components that are needed to drive …
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Understanding the Retiree Benefit of HSAs

“In this age of high-deductible healthcare plans, industry experts say employers and employees should increasingly consider the benefits of health savings accounts as a retiree benefit. HSAs, they say, offer cost-shifting benefits for employers and employees that advisers should be …
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Payers Weigh In on Cadillac Tax, Digitization and More for 2016

“The year ahead is expected to bring some unique challenges, as well as the continuation of numerous trends already begun since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. A variety of industry stakeholders shared their views with Healthcare Dive. Among the common …
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9 Benefit Trends for Advisers to Watch in 2016

“The outlook for the new year is a mixed one, as brokers will continue to face ‘unneeded stress’ and compliance challenges. Those issues, combined with changes to the healthcare delivery model, will make 2016 another landmark year for the industry, …
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The HSA Engagement Alphabet

“Though consumers have been empowered with greater financial control through the consumer-directed health care movement, many have not fully taken charge of their health care savings and payment options. As the financial onus shifts, consumers increasingly expect that their health …
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Dean Mason, Acclaris, on 2015 Open Enrollment Trends

Published on Oct 25, 2015 Acclaris CEO Dean Mason returns to the program to discuss 2015 open enrollment trends. Fall enrollment is nothing new, but this year will be more challenging for employers and consumers alike thanks to continued health …
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Health Benefits Education Important to Financial Plan | PlanSponsor

“It continues to be a problem that people don’t spend time researching health plans,” Seth Ravine, chief revenue officer at Acclaris, a provider of technology and services for consumer-driven health care and reimbursement accounts, tells PLANSPONSOR. “With the ACA a …
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HSAs Have That ‘Huh?’ Factor | Workforce

Employers need to step up their game when it comes to educating workers on how medical spending and health savings accounts work. Just 6 percent of health care industry professionals rated consumer knowledge of health savings accounts, health reimbursement accounts …
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Will Fall Enrollment be More Challenging this Year? | Employee Benefit Advisor

The growth in private exchanges and higher adoption rates of HSAs could further challenge employee understanding about their employer’s benefit offerings during this year’s fall open enrollment, says Dean Mason, CEO of Tampa, Fla.-based Acclaris. There are practical steps advisers …
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