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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.

Large Group Carrier Spotlight: Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente Offers Your Large Group Clients a Fully Integrated Health Care System

Humana Offering Specialty Growth Bonus

You can earn a bonus on your multi-line Ancillary product sales all year long from Humana.

Blue Shield of California Offers Small Business Bonus

Blue Shield of California’s 2022-2023 Small Business Incentive Program offers you the opportunity to earn more when enrolling members in Blue Shield products. There are no complicated tiers or required calculations.

Facebook: Meta Ad Targeting Updates

Earlier this year, Facebook/Meta announced it will remove Detailed Targeting options that relate to topics some users might view as sensitive. Here is a list of potential targeting options that may no longer be available.

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.

Congress Considering $2 Billion Cut to COVID-19 Funds

After failing to negotiate a bipartisan deal with Congress for additional COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and aid, the White House and Congress are now considering a reallocation of funds previously authorized.

Fixing the ACA’s Family Glitch

There’s renewed attention on fixing the “family glitch” for employees seeking affordable coverage for a spouse and/or dependents through a state exchange. Find out about the controversial White House “fix” being advocated.