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California Achieves Near-Universal Coverage, but Budget Deficits and Single-Payer Proposals Remain

In 2024, California achieved near-universal health coverage through Medi-Cal expansion. Despite this achievement and an ongoing budget deficit, a new Single Payer bill was introduced in February. Read for insights on the universal coverage milestone, budget challenges, and looming proposals.

Large Group Carrier Spotlight: Aetna

Whether you’re a broker in California or Nevada, Word & Brown’s Large Group contract with Aetna now offers you more reasons to write your Large Groups with us.

Google Analytics 4 is Here: What Does That Mean for Insurance Agents?

If you are a health insurance broker doing your own marketing and website reporting, here is a big change you'll need to know about Google Analytics. Read this article to see what is coming.

WOW 2022 Attendees Earn More Than 9,200 CE Credits

Word & Brown’s annual online Continuing Education (CE) event, Week of Webinars (WOW) wrapped up in June and achieved outstanding results! Read more about it here.

What the SCOTUS Dobbs Decision Means for Employers and their Health Plans

What impact will the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization have on employer-sponsored health care? Get a look at how it differs for insured and self-funded plans in Paul Roberts’s latest column.

Health Net Offering Peak Season Incentives – Plus 2023 Trip

Health Net is offering two broker incentive programs and a 2023 trip award for top producers. Now you can offer your clients outstanding solutions to meet their employees’ health care needs and earn more in the process.