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Richard Jacobson

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Technology is Changing the Way We Enroll in Health Plans

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Aug 28, 2017 9:17:09 AM

The 2018 healthcare open enrollment period is on the horizon. Unlike previous years, this year’s enrollment season will last only 45 days—spanning from November 1 through December 15, 2017. This shortened period is concerning for healthcare providers who continue to face an increased demand and influx of new customers during open enrollment.

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Topics: Technology, PPACA, Healthcare

Insurance Talent Shortage Hits Finance and Accounting

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Aug 16, 2017 7:49:54 AM

Insurance organizations are facing a perfect storm within their finance and accounting departments. Increased accounting-rule changes and regulations are driving insurers to grow their current finance and accounting departments. In fact, the accounting sector boasts faster than average job growth. Currently, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 11 percent growth by 2024—representing the addition of 142,400 new jobs. Unfortunately, this growing demand is being met with an increasingly shallow talent pool of experienced professionals.

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Topics: Labor Market, Managed Care, Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare

The Remote Revolution: Benefits and Best Practices for Embracing a Telecommuting Culture

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Jul 19, 2017 1:32:07 PM

Quick—what does the typical telecommuter look like? Did your mind conjure up an image of a young professional set up in the corner of the local coffee shop with a large coffee and laptop? Or perhaps you pictured a busy mom juggling school drop offs with conference calls? Do these fit your idea of the typical work-at-home professional? If so, you’d be wrong.

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Topics: Managed Care, Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare

Combat the Summer Slump: Top 8 Tips for Keeping Your Employees Engaged as the Thermometer Rises

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Jul 12, 2017 8:01:06 AM

School’s out for summer! As summer vacation kicks into high gear, children around the nation are celebrating three long months of swimming, biking and playing. Unfortunately for adults, the daily office schedule doesn’t change as the temperature rises.

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Topics: Managed Care, Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare

Taking the PULSE of the Insurance Labor Market

Posted by Richard Jacobson on Jun 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The latest edition of PULSE, the monthly supplement to our quarterly Compass newsletter, is out!

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Topics: Labor Market, Managed Care, Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare