Category: Benefitter in the News

Thriving in a Post-ACA World – Life & Health Advisor

From revenue models to product models, and even technology, everything is changing by Brian Poger Mr. Poger is the CEO and co-founder of Benefitter. Benefitter provides software and services to help employers make a positive, profitable and deliberate transition to the new era of health benefits; an era defined by individual empowerment. Moving from group insurance […]

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Most brokers aren’t prepared to act on this employer request – Employee Benefit Advisor

There are three paths to the future of employer-sponsored health care — and brokers are woefully unprepared for one of them, says Benefitter CEO Brian Poger. “Almost no brokers today have solutions for moving employees to the public exchange,” he says, adding that the market will force their hand soon.   Listen to the full […]

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Top 10 counties enrolling in Healthcare.gov – Employee Benefit Adviser

Enrollment in health insurance through Healthcare.gov is expected to hit or beat projections for 2015. But how does it break down on a county-by-county level? Benefitter analyzed enrollment data from the 50 most populous counties in the U.S. to find those with the most enrollments per capita. Our analysis was profiled recently by Employee Benefit Adviser. […]

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What areas are buying the most health plans on the federal exchange? – MedCity News

The Affordable Care Act has been used a bitterly partisan cudgel since the day it became law, but that doesn’t mean conservative pockets of the country aren’t eager to sign up for coverage. According to an analysis of recently purchased health plans by zip code from Benefitter, several deep red counties within deep red states […]

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Don’t be a Victim, it’s Time for Brokers to Thrive – California Broker Magazine

Benefitter recently asked one thousand brokers a straightforward question: “What advice would you give Congress around the ACA?” Reading the feedback, I could tell most had been written with clenched fists and gritted teeth. The anger and frustration we feel is palpable. Across the nation, brokers feel like the rug has been pulled out from under […]

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Top 7 things brokers hate about PPACA – Benefits Pro

It’s no secret a lot of brokers aren’t wild about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But a survey from benefits technology firm Benefitter paints a more detailed portrait of their dissatisfaction. Eighty percent of brokers had negative or critical feedback about PPACA when the firm surveyed 1,028 of them. As for their complaints […]

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What brokers say is wrong with the ACA – Employee Benefit Advisor

How do brokers feel about the Affordable Care Act? Overwhelmingly negative, new research shows. Eighty percent of the 1,028 brokers surveyed by Benefitter gave unfavorable feedback about the health care law. Rate increases was the top concern reported to the San Francisco-based technology solutions company. Benefitter asked brokers to answer an open-ended question: What do […]

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Is the shift of employees to exchange plans gaining traction? – Healthcare Dive

“The shift of employees to public exchanges from employer sponsored health insurance is accelerating as some businesses begin to cancel their health plans to give employees extra compensation in lieu of health benefits and provide them with assistance purchasing health benefits on the public exchange. If a business has a large percentage of employees who earn well […]

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Cancelling Employer Health Insurance Can Be A Kindness – Forbes

Benefitter was recently mentioned in Forbes’ article, “Cancelling Employer Health Insurance Can Be A Kindness”. Check out the excerpt below: “The shift of employees to public exchanges from employer sponsored health insurance (“ESHI”) is accelerating. Businesses are beginning to cancel their health plans, give employees extra compensation in lieu of health benefits (in many cases), and […]

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Many Employers are Dropping Health Coverage: Don’t Let it Go – Ride the Wave!

This article recently appeared in California Broker Magazine, in the December issue. Seventy-eight percent of brokers have had clients drop group coverage this year; and 17% expect to lose more than one-fourth of their business in 2015. These facts from Benefitter’s survey of over 1,000 brokers are profound. A major carrier recently adjusted its forecast of how quickly […]

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