WGA's Phil Edmundson was interviewed by Business Insurance following the April 15th bombings at the Boston Marathon. He commented, "Our first priority was the safety of our employees, we did have three employees running in the race, so after their safety was secured we focused on clients.”
WGA's Sara LaVallee was quoted in Employee Benefits Advisor on the impact of PPACA on dependent eligibility audits, "PPACA has impacted dependent eligibility audits but I don't think there will be any changes," she says. "It's a sort of subtle impact. I don't think it will impact or deter them. ... With exchanges, there might be less of a need. A lot of companies will see [health plan] membership go down."
WGA's Phil Edmundson was quoted in Boston Business Journal for being among the Healthiest Employers, "First and foremost, it’s about the health of our team and their family members, for its own sake...there are additional benefits of having a more engaged and productive workforce.”
WGA's Pete Reilly, in an interview with the Healthcare Risk Management Review, says that rates for U.S. Healthcare risks are set to increase in 2013.
WGA's Roger Haynes comments on cyberfraud and the costs of forensic accounting in the event of a breach in March 2013 issues of the ABA Banking Journal. "Today's legal and regulatory-notifications after a breach are very expensive and rigorous to fulfill."
Ken Ambos of WGA New York comments on whether employers will continue to provide coverage for their full-time workers, or pay a penalty under the healthcare bill in Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch on March 14. "That’s one of the most impactful elements of this,” he said. He added that some small employers, particularly those in the hospitality or retail sectors, might consider putting their employees into the exchanges in order to survive."
WGA's Phil Edmundson comments on ACOs in CommonHealth: Reform and Reality's March 8th article saying "Businesses have been implementing consumer-driven health plans with the expectation that better performance measurements will become available from providers. Without quality and outcome measures, businesses and employees alike lose the opportunity to contribute to a more rational healthcare system.”
WGA's Phil Edmundson comments to Business Insurance on Massachusetts Exchange Program for health reform. "The Massachusetts exchange programs have “made insurance available to small groups and to individuals. That has been its primary mission, and that mission has been a success.”
WGA's Phil Edmundson talks to Business Insurance for an edition of "Broker Beat" on the topics of health reform and other market challenges.
WGA's Twitter page was recognized in Leaders Edge Magazine. Follow WGA on Twitter at @WGAins.
WGA's Phil Edmundson talks to WBZ on Dealing With Insurance Companies After Hurricane Sandy.
WGA's Phil Edmundson featured in the “Business Community Participation in Health Reform: The Massachusetts Experience” on how healthcare reform leveled the playing field (page 10).
Sara LaVallee of WGA's Employee Benefit Practice comments on how advisors need to be on top of Summary of Benefits and Coverages with health reforms explicit details in the September 2012 issue Employee Benefits Advisor.
WGA is listed in the Boston Business Journal's Area's Largest Insurance Agencies list published September 15, 2012.
WGA is listed in the Boston Business Journal's list of the Area's Largest Employee Benefits Firms published on July 13, 2012.
WGA's Chairman and CEO published an editorial in the July 6th Boston Business Journal on how the individual mandate and expanding coverage benefits all of us and has led to better lives and a healthier economy.
WGA's Chairman and CEO Phil Edmundson appeared on New England Cable News speaking on the potential financial impact the Supreme Court decision will have on businesses around New England.
WGA's Phil Edmundson commented The Boston Globe on the impact the Supreme Courts decision has on businesses following the June 28th ruling.
WGA's Privacy expert John Doernberg dives into cyber insurance and what it covers in The Sizzle & Steak Of Cyber Insurance in Advisens's CyberLiability Journal June 2012.
WGA's Phil Edmundson was quoted in June 7th Boston Globe article "Sweet Deal for Soda" offers mid-market benefits" on the soda tax issue.
WGA Employee Benefits Chris Nadeau and Anita Verheul were quoted in Business Insurance on "Collaboration Centric Solutions offers mid-market benefits" on the new joint venture with C2.
WGA's Chris Nadeau was quoted in Leaders Edge in "Oppotunity Knocks: Regulators who bypassed broker in insurance exchanges quicly discovered their value in the process" offers mid-market benefits" regarding the Massachusetts exchange.
WGA's Phil Edmundson's latest editorial in The Boston Globe's The Podium on "A battle for minds and stomachs" talking about the recent controversy over encouraging schools to only serve healthy food.
WGA's Anita Verheul was quoted in the May 2012 issue of Leaders Edge Magazine on "The X Factor" on cultivating younger generations of insurance professionals.
WGA's Phil Edmundson was featured on The Emily Rooney Show on April 23 in a segement called "The Trouble With Food" with 1 every 10 Americans is diabetic, they look at what is behind this growing trend.
WGA's Engage in Health wellness efforts were featured in The Boston Globe on 1/1/12 "The corporate culture of health" in Joanna Weiss' column.
WGA's Phil Edmundson published a column in various papers, including Allston-Brighton, Newton, Brookline (WickedLocal.com) on March 9, 2012 on "State Policy Initiatives Could Reduce Obesity".
WGA's Chris Nadeau comments on Medical Loss Rations in March 2012 Leaders Edge article on "Inside the Group Benefits Report: Which way will employers go with group benefits? Massachusetts may have the answer."
David Robertson of WGA Atlanta was named a 2012 "Power Broker" by Risk & Insurance Magazine.
WGA and the Engage in Health initiative hosted a Mardi Gras fundraiser for Boston-area trading partners. Click here to see some of the guests featured on Boston.com
WGA's Phil Edmundson published an article in CommonWealth on Jaunary 31, 2011 on
Workers comp reform offers wellness lessons - Insurance carrots could improve worker health".
WGA's Engage in Health initiative promoting corporate wellness to help reduce healthcare costs was featured in The Boston Globe, "Part of cutting costs involves changing how doctors and hospitals work. But a big part is changing the habits of consumers: Encouraging them to eat better, exercise more, get regular checkups..."