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Because the insurance industry is evolving, and rules and regulations change, we help you stay up-to-date by sending carrier, product, and other updates regularly via emails and e-newsletters, post updates in our online Newsroom, and post on social media. Check out the latest news below.

Modest Increases in Premium Found in Health Benefits Survey

The latest survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) concerning employer-sponsored health benefits found modest increases in employers’ and employees’ costs in 2022.

Word & Brown Hosts Post-Election Conversation with NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein

Paul Roberts, Word & Brown’s Senior Director of Education and Market Development, hosted a conversation this month with Janet Trautwein, CEO of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), concerning the results of the November 2022 election.

The Word & Brown Companies Named Among Business Insurance’s “Best Places to Work” for 2022

Business Insurance has selected The Word & Brown Companies among its “Best Places to Work in Insurance” for 2022.

Industry News: Inflation Reduction Act

President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law on August 16, 2022. Here’s an overview of health care-related measures that could affect your clients.

Employees Paying More Toward Medical, Uninsured Rate Down

A new study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) found that workers with employer-sponsored health insurance are paying an increasing share of their health care costs.

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.

California Extends Workplace Pandemic Rules

In spite of improved COVID-19 numbers in California (as compared to earlier in 2022), the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board extended the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), which were set to expire on May 6.