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Open enrollment’s over, but there’s still plenty to sell

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The third annual open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act has now come to an end. We hope you had a successful three months. We just wanted to take a moment to remind brokers who have an online storefront through Health Partners America that January 31st should NOT mark the end of your selling season; in fact, with a private exchan... (read more)

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10 ways to increase site traffic with SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

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  So you've finally got your website up and running! Chances are, you've heard the phrase "If you build it, they will come", and had hoped this applies to your newly launched website. The unfortunate reality is that people can't really see a website floating around in the depths of cyberspace, unless they run across a link to it. Of co... (read more)

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OPEN ENROLLMENT: How to make the second half more successful than the first

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If you sell individual health insurance, you don’t need us to tell you that this has been a difficult open enrollment period—you already know. With rising premiums, rising out-of-pockets, and shrinking networks, the products we’re trying to sell are far less appealing than they were just last year. What that means, of course, is that ... (read more)

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One more week for 1/1 effectives

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The 2016 open enrollment period isn’t yet halfway over, but brokers only have one week left to sign clients up for a January 1 effective date. After that, new enrollees will be effective February 1, and those enrolling between January 16 and January 31 will receive a March 1 start date. That’s not a lot of time, but since people have a ... (read more)

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Health Insurance: Is it time for employers to throw in the towel?

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It’s hard to look at the results of this year’s Kaiser Family Foundation/HRET Employer Health Benefits Survey and not ask yourself whether this is just a losing battle for business owners. For the annual survey, nearly 3,200 non-federal public and private firms with three or more employees were interviewed, and the results are a bit depres... (read more)

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Webinar for P&C Agents: The Power of a Virtual Storefront

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Please join us Thursday at 1pm central time for a new webinar designed exclusively for P&C agents. In this webinar, we'll cover: How virtual storefronts are used as powerful alternatives to traditional websites How P&C agents across the nation are using virtual storefronts to: Expand their books of business Diversify their ... (read more)

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One more way private exchanges give brokers more time to sell

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For the past few years, HPA has said, again and again, that private exchanges help brokers maximize their time by letting someone else take care of the “second sale.” The first sale, of course, is convincing an employer or other organization to let you have access to their employees or members so you can talk with them about their health i... (read more)

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What do private exchanges and Christmas trees have in common?

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Go to just about any grocery store, and you’re likely to see lots of stuff for sale out in front of the store, things that really have nothing to do with groceries. Depending on the time of year, you might find patio furniture, plants, firewood, or Christmas trees. You’re also likely to see some sort of mechanical ride for kids, maybe a Re... (read more)

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COBRA participants can switch plans during open enrollment

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When employees and their family members lose their group health coverage due to termination of employment or a reduction in work hours, they now have three options: 1) COBRA continuation on the existing group plan 2) HIPAA special enrollment on a spouse's plan 3) ACA special enrollment in the individual market Those who choose opti... (read more)

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Health Insurance Mergers Create Opportunity for Brokers

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As a broker, you probably thought this would be the slow time of year. After all, it’s not the 4th quarter, the busy time for group health agents. Or the Annual Election Period, when Medicare agents do the bulk of their business. Or the open enrollment period in the individual market. These are supposed to be the dog days of summer. Well,... (read more)

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