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About thebenefitblog

Eric is a Producer at Lockton Insurance Brokers, Inc., the world’s largest privately held commercial broker. Eric has over 23 years of experience in the insurance industry and has spent the last 11 years with Lockton. Eric specializes in Health & Welfare Benefits, Retirement Planning, and Executive Benefits. Eric's clients utilize his expertise in the areas of Plan Due Diligence, Transaction Structure, Fiduciary Oversight, Investment Design, Compliance and Vendor negotiation to improve the operational & financial outcome for each client. The Benefit Blog is a place to share that expertise and industry news.

ACA Repeal Effort Edges Forward, Still Little Clarity on Timeline for Replacement

via Lockton Benefits Group This week, Congressional Republicans cleared important procedural hurdles on the path to repealing several components of the Affordable Care Act, including the individual and employer mandate penalties. GOP infighting, however, continued to prevent any consensus on … Continue reading

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Putting Health into the Health Care Debate

via RAND Corporation One of the many curious aspects of the recent presidential election was the virtual absence of discussion about America’s health. To be sure, the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was front and center, but the … Continue reading

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Playing With House Money

via American Thinker Everyone’s familiar with the term “house money.” When you’re playing with house money, you’re gambling or spending money that’s not actually yours, so the perceived risk is lower than it would be if it were your money. … Continue reading

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Estimating the Impacts of the Trump and Clinton Health Plans

via RAND Corporation Christine Eibner, a senior economist at the RAND Corporation, led a team that analyzed parts of the proposed health care plans of the two major parties’ presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The team modeled those … Continue reading

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Employers Shift Higher Health-Care Costs to Workers

via Wall Street Journal   Open enrollment season is under way, and when workers get their health-plan information, many of them can expect higher out-of-pocket costs. As employers cope with rising health costs, some are shifting more of the burden … Continue reading

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Trying to Break Unhealthy Habits? There’s a Coach for That

via Wall Street Journal Changing unhealthy habits is hard, doctors say. But with Americans suffering from chronic disease in epidemic proportions, a big push is under way to get more individuals to do just that. Large employers, insurers, health-care systems … Continue reading

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New Gadgets That Could Give Telemedicine a Boost

via Wall Street Journal   Telemedicine offers patients the chance to meet with a doctor, 24/7, without leaving home. But many physicians are wary of participating because they can’t peer into patients’ ears, look down their throats or listen to … Continue reading

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