BROKER BLOG

September Board of Directors Meeting

The beWellnm Board of Directors regular Board Meeting is scheduled to be held at 8:30 a.m. on Friday September 22, 2017 at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North located at 5151 San Francisco Rd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Friday, September 8

Have you heard what Small Business Owners are saying?


Have you heard what Small Business Owners are saying? 

Here are what employers are saying about beWellnm for Small Business: beWellnm Customer Stories

If you have a group interested in sharing their stories we would like to hear from you, give us a call at 1-800-204-4700.

Tuesday, June 20

beWellnm Small Business

BeWellnm Small Business is still here to support your efforts with employer groups!

Small Business Owners with 2 and under 50 full time employees have the opportunity to save money on health insurance with FREE assistance by seeking a professional Agent or Broker in their community.  If you have a group interested in saving their bottom line, Teresa McLane is our Operations Specialist for the beWellnm for Small Business and is here to guide you and your groups through the process. 

Give us a call at 1-800-204-4700 to learn more about the resources we have at beWellnm for Small Business and or schedule a meeting with our expert Teresa McLane. 

 

Tuesday, June 20

Customizing benefits for different generations of workers

Understanding how to engage with the different generations of workers.  What are their priorities? 

Monday, May 1

Demystify health insurance language for clients

Now that you have enrolled in a health plan, what you need to do next to ensure you are taking advantage of your benefits.

Monday, May 1

What do you know about special enrollment?

We have the answers to your questions that can help clients who may be eligible for special enrollment:
 
 

Tuesday, April 4

Navigating HSAs, HRAs and FSAs

How to guide a client facing Health Savings Accounts (HSA), Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA).

Thursday, March 2

Tax time is coming - reconciling subsidies

New Mexicans who received subsidies through the Exchange in 2016 should receive Form 1095-A

Thursday, March 2

HR trends to watch

According to BenefitsPro.com, here are some of the human resource trends forecast for the next year...

Friday, February 10

Help clients explore special enrollment opportunities

New Mexicans who don’t have health insurance or who experience changes in their lives that can affect their coverage may not be aware of special enrollment.

Friday, February 10

Comparison tools for last-minute shoppers 2017

The clock is ticking as open enrollment comes to a close on Jan. 31, 2017! beWellnm is your local resource for comparing plans and information. Use the tools at beWellnm.com to help clients compare plans and costs as they make their final selections for health insurance.

Tuesday, January 10

Helping New Mexicans choose the right metal level plan

New Mexicans who still need help enrolling in health insurance before Jan. 31—especially those enrolling for the first time—need education on choosing the right metal level plan.

Tuesday, January 10

Help clients get the most out of their health care plans 2016

​Once the virtual paperwork is done and individuals have signed up for a health plan, there are ways to help clients and employees make the most of their health plan benefits.

Monday, December 5

Online tools aid the shopping experience

Holiday shoppers are flocking to Amazon.com and other online retailers, where it only takes a few clicks to shop, compare and buy. Shopping for health insurance tends to be more complex — and not nearly as much fun — as buying holiday gifts on Amazon. However, online tools at beWellnm can help you and your clients prepare to make final decisions about their health insurance for the 2017 plan year.

Monday, December 5

What are people looking for in a health plan?

A research study of New Mexicans who enrolled in a health care plan through the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange reveals what plan features matter most when comparing and choosing a health plan.

Sunday, November 27

In-person enrollment assistance is key to success

Polls suggest that consumers who get in-person help are more likely to successfully enroll than those who go it alone. That’s why brokers, agents and enrollment counselors play such a critical role. In-person assistors help people complete their applications/renewals during open enrollment and provide assistance year-round to those who might otherwise go uninsured.
 

Sunday, November 27

Tips for a less stressful open enrollment season

Employees and individuals may feel stressed about making health insurance choices during open enrollment period. Time is limited, and they’re essentially trying to foresee how much health care they may need in the coming year and pay the least amount possible for it. It can be a balancing act.

Thursday, October 27

Premium tax credits bring down costs

Helping New Mexicans understand their potential savings can make all the difference in bringing new clients on board with health insurance through beWellnm. Cost breaks helped New Mexicans pay for health insurance this year, with an average premium subsidy amount of $200 per month.

Thursday, October 27

Help New Mexicans realize the value of health insurance

The importance of health insurance can’t be denied. Health insurance can help individuals stay healthy and well with preventive care and screenings. It can also cover needed care when individuals become sick or injured. And if the carrots don’t convince them, there’s always the stick: There’s a tax penalty for those who don’t comply.

Thursday, September 1

Employer strategies

Although the Affordable Care Act is designed to broaden the reach of health insurance and has succeeded in reducing the number of uninsured Americans, it does not directly address the cost of health insurance.

Thursday, September 1

Why offer health insurance?

Small businesses often are running on a shoestring, and the cost of health insurance can be a major expense when margins are slim.

Wednesday, July 20

Going mobile with health and health insurance

Smartphones can do anything from providing directions to taking photos to banking — even occasionally making a phone call. And they are more popular than ever. A Pew Research Center study reports that 64 percent of Americans own a smartphone.

Wednesday, July 20

What matters most to health care consumers?

Knowing why New Mexicans purchase health care coverage can help brokers guide their clients to good insurance decisions. 

Wednesday, June 1

Offering health insurance helps employee retention

What does it cost to hire and train a new employee? One estimate is that it costs $3,500 to replace an $8/hour employee. Other estimates are from 30 percent to 400 percent of the departing worker’s salary, depending on their position and skill level, according to Inc.com.

Wednesday, June 1

Broker Relations Liaison Maureen Manring

Please join beWellnm in welcoming Maureen Manring, to the beWellnm team.

Wednesday, June 1