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Hawaii exchange head speaks candidly on HIX value proposition

By Brian Kalish

For exchanges to be successful, their value proposition must be built around “human need,” says CEO Jeffrey M. Kissel; most failed on initial rollout because leaders expected to flip a switch and for everything to work.

ACA costs federal government less than anticipated

By Brian Kalish

Compared with the office’s estimate in April 2014, which spanned the 2015-2024 period, the new numbers are $101 billion, or about 7 percent, lower.

Marketing Automation System Backed by Independent Agent Site

By Elliot M. Kass

Agency Revolution's software organizes and streamlines agency marketing efforts

CNA Thinking Years Ahead on Distribution Tech

By Nathan Golia

The commercial insurer’s sales force demands account management capabilities powered by the latest digital technologies, says Rocco Orlando, the recently appointed SVP of sales and distribution.

Industry Leaders Launch Micro Insurance Consortium

By Bob Violino

Group aims to serve the risk management needs of the underserved in developing markets.

Agent Group CEO: Digital No Threat to Insurance Agents

By Lenny Liebmann

Higher-value customers and customers with poor digital experiences still depend on advisors, says John Tiene of Agency Network Exchange.

Life Insurance Leaders Foresee External Disruptions

By Beth Bacheldor

New research from LIMRA, which will be presented at its upcoming conference in Orlando, indicates these external disruptions could alter their distribution models within the next five years.

Aetna Deploys New Health Management Suite

By Bob Violino

The HealthEdge platform is expected to deliver flexible product and benefit designs and real-time claims processing.

Change of Leadership at CMS a ‘Positive’ for Health Plan Brokers

By Brian Kalish

Change of Leadership at CMS a ‘Positive’ for Health Plan Brokers

Healthfirst Deploys InterSystems HealthShare

By Bob Violino

Not-for-Profit health plan serving members in New York to pioneer use of HIE technology to create a secure, reliable Health Information Exchange.

Atlas General and Rockingham Group to Partner

By Beth Bacheldor

The new programs, initially offered in 16 states, include general liability programs for general and artisan contractors and a commercial multi-peril package.

Private exchanges: 'A proxy for an industry-wide revolution'

By Brian Kalish

Shandon Fowler, director of marketplaces at Benefitfocus discusses his company, which has its own private exchanges and provides the technology behind the private exchange offerings of many of the major players, including Aetna and Mercer.

Hub International Acquires Fidelity

By Beth Bacheldor

Fidelity, which has served Spokane and eastern Washington for generations, brings leadership and employee benefits offerings to Hub’s eastern Washington State region.

IoT — The Internet of Transformation

By Mitch Wein

This emerging intelligent network of millions of interconnected objects is destined to change the nature of insurance.

Combined Insurance Names SVP of Market Initiatives

By Lenny Liebmann

In her newly created position, Nancy Maloy will spearhead a global refresh of the company’s supplemental products.

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