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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.
    Three HR questions to ask your prospects
    By Alex Tolbert on May 22, 2019 | 3 min read time

    Check out this column in Employee Benefits Adviser: These days, it’s not enough to compete on quotes for new business. Most agencies recognize...

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    Why you should focus on helping clients with recruitment
    By Alex Tolbert on February 18, 2019 | 2 min read time

    Check out this column in BenefitsPro: At the beginning of the year, many brokers and agency owners are taking advantage of the slower, post-open...

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    Why employers leave their brokers
    By Alex Tolbert on January 7, 2019 | 2 min read time

    Check out this column in BenefitsPro: No one wants to lose a client, but in the benefits industry, it’s sometimes unavoidable. In some cases, the...

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    How to help clients create association health plans
    By Alex Tolbert on September 7, 2018 | 2 min read time

    Check out this column in Employee Benefits Adviser:  New rules from President Trump and the Department of Labor expand the scope of association...

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    Is Reference-Based Pricing Driving the Recent Spate of Healthcare Acquisitions?
    By Alex Tolbert on June 18, 2018 | 2 min read time

    Check out this column in Employee Benefits Adviser:  Is ubiquitous ‘in-network’ health plan model on the way out? As more employers drop their...

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    Three problems with reference-based pricing—and their solutions
    By Alex Tolbert on March 5, 2018 | 2 min read time

    Check out this column in American's Benefit Specialist Magazine: As more employers turn to self-funding in an effort reduce costs and have more...

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    The rise of reference-based pricing
    By Alex Tolbert on February 23, 2018 | 1 min read time

    Check out this column in Employee Benefits Adviser:  The proposed merger between CVS and Aetna has made plenty of headlines, and many in the...

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    5 Things Brokers Should Know About EDI Integration
    By Alex Tolbert on September 28, 2017 | 3 min read time

    Check out this column in BenefitsPro: When evaluating online benefits software, most brokers want their platform to integrate with carrier and...

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