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    Alex Tolbert

    Alex is the founder and CEO of BerniePortal. He is a recognized thought leader on technology, HR and benefits.
    What Does the New Era of Insurer-Owned PBMs Mean for the Benefits Industry?
    By Alex Tolbert on February 25, 2019 | 2 min read time

    Check out this column in Employee Benefits Adviser: Very soon, all of the major insurance carriers will have an in-house pharmacy benefit...

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    Surprise billing: the U.S. needs better definitions
    By Alex Tolbert on February 20, 2019 | 3 min read time

    Check out this column in BenefitsPro: While Medicare-for-All might be grabbing headlines, the health care policy debate that could have a bigger...

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    Will public hospital prices persuade employers to self-fund?
    By Alex Tolbert on February 13, 2019 | 2 min read time

    Check out this column in Employee Benefits Adviser: The latest effort in the push for healthcare price transparency is a new federal requirement...

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    How brokers can address the needs of HR
    By Alex Tolbert on February 6, 2019 | 2 min read time

    Check out this column in Employee Benefits Adviser:  The HR department plays a crucial role in making clients’ and prospects’ benefits decisions....

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    Three growth strategies to implement in 2019
    By Alex Tolbert on February 1, 2019 | 2 min read time

    Check out this column in BenefitsPro: This time of year is often slower for the benefits industry, which gives brokers and agency owners the...

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    HR tech vendors: Balancing act between brokers and employers
    By Alex Tolbert on December 14, 2018 | 2 min read time

    Check out this column in BenefitsPro: When it comes to go-to-market strategies, HR tech vendors are in the midst of a move toward the middle. Most...

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    Why your PTO approach matters when choosing time-tracking HR software
    By Alex Tolbert on November 21, 2018 | 2 min read time

    PTO programs and policies and technology More and more organizations are bringing HR administration online with software tools that manage...

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    Is your broker providing enough value?
    By Alex Tolbert on November 19, 2018 | 2 min read time

    Check out this column in Employee Benefits Adviser:  Most employers that offer group benefits work with a benefits broker. When it’s time for...

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    To solve benefits challenges, look first to HR
    By Alex Tolbert on October 24, 2018 | 2 min read time

    Check out this column in BenefitsPro: There is a paradigm shift occurring in the small and mid-sized employer market that affects the way many...

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    How brokers can help employers in the face of high employment rates
    By Alex Tolbert on October 22, 2018 | 2 min read time

    Check out this column in BenefitsPro: The U.S. is in a period of historically low unemployment, which provides a natural lift to brokerages. As...

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