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3 Steps to Selling Today’s Level Funded Health Plans: The Self-Funded Solution for Small Groups

10/07/2015 09:45:56 AM

Thanks to ever-evolving health care reform regulations, you have another opportunity to help your small group clients reevaluate their employee benefits strategies. Since the ACA has redefined “small group employer” to include groups with ...

South Carolina Financial Solutions Selects HealthPlan Services

09/30/2015 13:58:37 PM

Leading Credit Union’s Service Organization Unleashes the Powerful MyConsumerLink Custom-branded Private Health Insurance Marketplace TAMPA, FL (September 28, 2015) – HealthPlan Services℠ (HPS), the nation’s leading technology, sales, ...

Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union Selects HealthPlan Services MyConsumerLink Private Exchange Platform

09/10/2015 09:06:19 AM

Leading Credit Union’s Service Organization Unleashes the Powerful MyConsumerLink Custom-branded Private Health Insurance Marketplace TAMPA, FL (September 10, 2015) – HealthPlan Services℠ (HPS), the nation’s leading technology, sales, ...

Marketplace Data Matching Inconsistencies

09/01/2015 09:08:42 AM

When Federally-Facilitated and State-Based Health Insurance Marketplaces were implemented in 2013, they were immediately faced with a multitude of challenges. While many of the technical obstacles were hurdled in the second enrollment period, ...

HPS-Unum Partnership is a Powerful Ally for Building DI Business

07/02/2015 10:03:43 AM

An important element in a well-rounded benefits packages, Group Disability Insurance (DI) is growing in popularity among agents and brokers seeking to expand their portfolios and strengthen customer loyalty. However, a successful move into the ...

Level Funded Health Plans: A Beneficial Alternative

05/22/2015 12:54:50 PM

As the healthcare environment evolves, so too does the market for health plans and health plan services. Carriers that once limited their focus to large group coverage are now finding ways to cater to smaller groups – such as level-funded ...

More than 87% of FFM Enrollees Qualify for Tax Credits

03/18/2015 09:22:33 AM

Eight out of 10 new and renewed Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) enrollees qualified for a tax credit to help cover the cost of premiums. That’s according to a research brief from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and ...

More than 87% of FFM Enrollees Qualify for Tax Credits

03/18/2015 09:22:33 AM

Eight out of 10 new and renewed Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) enrollees qualified for a tax credit to help cover the cost of premiums. That’s according to a research brief from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and ...

Federal & State Insurance Marketplaces: OEP Lessons Learned

02/27/2015 13:39:29 PM

Open enrollment for the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) and State-Based Marketplaces (SBMs) had an inauspicious debut in 2014, one beset by a host of problems requiring a number of workarounds by insurance marketplaces and health plans ...

Transitioning from Group to Individual Coverage

02/24/2015 16:33:30 PM

As premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance coverage continue climbing – up 42.4 percent for employee-only and 57 percent for family coverage between 2005 and 2013 according to one analysis – employers are searching for new solutions ...

Building Business with Voluntary Plans

01/29/2015 10:03:04 AM

Despite millions of newly insured entering the market in 2014, agents saw their commissions continue to decline. As a result, the once-underappreciated voluntary benefits line of business now holds a new appeal for its ability to offset medical ...

2015 Open Enrollment: New Challenges, New Opportunities

09/16/2014 07:31:33 AM

November 15 marks the start of the second open enrollment period, during which the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects 7-8 million additional consumers will enroll in a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) through federal and state insurance ...

It’s Time For You To Think About Taking Advantage of The Over-65 Insurance Market

08/26/2014 09:39:11 AM

I know what you’re thinking…”One of the reasons I’m so successful is because I’ve learned to concentrate on what I do best. The majority of my clients are tied to my employee benefit business, so I’m comfortable working with people ...

It’s Time For You To Think About Taking Advantage of The Over-65 Insurance Market

08/26/2014 09:39:11 AM

I know what you’re thinking…”One of the reasons I’m so successful is because I’ve learned to concentrate on what I do best. The majority of my clients are tied to my employee benefit business, so I’m comfortable working with people ...

HealthPlan Services Named a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite by American Heart Association

08/04/2014 09:20:00 AM

TAMPA, Fla. – HealthPlan Services℠ (HPS) announced today that the American Heart Association (AHA) has named it a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite, joining an elite group of companies recognized for their focus on providing employees with a healthy ...

HealthPlan Services President and CEO Jeff Bak Wins Prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award for Florida

07/08/2014 06:32:00 AM

TAMPA, Fla. – Jeff Bak, president and CEO of HealthPlan Services℠ (HPS), was named Ernst & Young’s Florida Entrepreneur Of The Year in Health Care Services. Under Bak’s guidance, HPS has become the nation’s leading technology, sales, ...

TLC Required for Private Exchange Success

07/02/2014 08:39:16 AM

With a successful—albeit rocky—inaugural open enrollment under its belt, the industry’s sights are now set on improving the 2015 experience and finding new ways to serve the flood of prospects entering the market. Eight million enrolled ...

TLC Required for Private Exchange Success

07/02/2014 08:39:16 AM

With a successful—albeit rocky—inaugural open enrollment under its belt, the industry’s sights are now set on improving the 2015 experience and finding new ways to serve the flood of prospects entering the market. Eight million enrolled ...

HealthPlan Services Go-To-Exchange Platform Exceeds Exchange Enrollment Expectations

05/06/2014 03:44:00 AM

TAMPA, Fla. – HealthPlan Services℠ (HPS), the nation’s leading technology, sales, retention and administrative services provider for the insurance and managed care markets, announced today its clients’ successful enrollment of 2 million ...

Health Marketplaces for Associations—the Value Proposition

03/28/2014 14:43:26 PM

“The attraction to any Association—whether professional, social or political in nature—is directly proportional to shared interests and the value members are able to glean from their association.” That’s why the mission of these o ...

Health Marketplaces for Associations—the Value Proposition

03/28/2014 14:43:26 PM

“The attraction to any Association—whether professional, social or political in nature—is directly proportional to shared interests and the value members are able to glean from their association.” That’s why the mission of these o ...

HealthPlan Services Employees Donate Turkeys to HOPE Children’s Home, Metropolitan Ministries

12/06/2013 10:39:00 AM

TAMPA, Fla. – Employees of HealthPlan ServicesSM (HPS) donated more than 100 turkeys to HOPE Children’s Home and Metropolitan Ministries to help ensure families and children in need celebrated Thanksgiving with a traditional holiday mea ...

HealthPlan Services Exceeds Growth Expectations with MyConsumerLink Private Exchange Marketplace

12/03/2013 09:30:00 AM

TAMPA, Fla. – HealthPlan ServicesSM (HPS), the nation’s leading technology, sales, retention and administrative services provider for the insurance and managed care markets, announced today that 50 customers are utilizing its MyConsumerLinkSM ...

HealthPlan Services Gives Thanksgiving Turkeys to Employees, HOPE Children’s Home and Metropolitan Ministries

11/25/2013 09:30:00 AM

TAMPA, Fla. – (Nov. 26, 2013) – In a display of appreciation and holiday spirit, HealthPlan ServicesSM (HPS), the nation’s leading technology, sales, retention and administrative services provider for the insurance and managed care

Go-To-Exchange Completes Federal, State Marketplace Transaction Testing

07/25/2013 10:14:32 AM

HealthPlan Services™ (HPS) is maintaining its lead as the race to open Insurance Marketplaces nears the home stretch. In July, we successfully completed point-to-point transaction testing of our Go-To-Exchange™ platform with the Federally ...

Private Exchanges and Affinity Groups—the Value Proposition

05/02/2013 08:14:26 AM

The attraction to any affinity group—whether professional, social or political in nature—is directly proportional to shared interests and the value members are able to glean from their association. That’s why the mission of these organizations ...

Taking a Seat at the Private Exchange Table

04/25/2013 10:52:34 AM

The introduction of private exchanges as a new alternative in the marketplace offers a unique opportunity for agents to position themselves competitively for the future. In the wake of uncertainties and fears over how public exchanges will impact ...

With less than 221 Days to Go, Procrastination over Exchanges Must End

02/21/2013 12:45:17 PM

With open enrollment in state and federal insurance exchanges slated to begin Oct. 1, carriers that remained mired in the strategic planning stage are headed into dangerous territory. Unless they move quickly into the execution phase, it is ...

Post-Election, State Insurance Exchange Planning Must Accelerate

11/15/2012 14:29:13 PM

The outcome of the 2012 presidential election eliminated many of the immediate uncertainties surrounding implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)– and the state health insurance exchanges that are integral to ...

The Private Exchange Myth: They’re Not Just for Insurance Companies

10/30/2012 12:52:56 PM

It’s time to bust a myth: Insurance companies aren’t the only ones that can benefit from private insurance exchanges and the growth in consumerism. Large firms, employers, professional associations and affinity groups can all stake a claim ...

Reaching Seniors Aging into Medicare Coverage

08/06/2012 14:38:05 PM

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 35,000 baby boomers turn 65 every month —a number that is sending daily Medicare applications skyrocketing. Indeed, baby boomers and seniors are not only part of the fastest-growing population, they are ...