Stay Ahead of the Curve

Dear Friends,
On October 1st, open enrollment began for the new Health Insurance Exchange Marketplace. Although the online marketplace has experienced many glitches in its first few weeks, they have been largely overshadowed by the continuing dysfunction with Congress and their inability to avoid a government shut down and worries of default. I am confident that our lawmakers will stay true to habit and pass legislation…

Stay Ahead of the Curve

Dear Friends,

On October 1st, open enrollment began for the new Health Insurance Exchange Marketplace. Although the online marketplace has experienced many glitches in its first few weeks, they have been largely overshadowed by the continuing dysfunction with Congress and their inability to avoid a government shut down and worries of default. I am confident that our lawmakers will stay true to habit and pass legislation only at the 11th hour, so the country can narrowly avoid the calamity that would surely come from an actual default.

With that said, and even with the glitches so far, the Health Insurance Exchange marketplace has successfully registered tens of thousands of individuals into the exchange. Most experts agree that the number of enrollees will continue to grow rapidly over the next few months. What is still unknown, however, is if the implementation of Obamacare will ultimately add to the number of jobs and opportunities within the healthcare industry, or if the impact will be to eventually shrink the healthcare workforce in America. Regardless of which is true, there will undoubtedly be big changes affecting virtually every sector within the business of healthcare over the coming years. How will you be prepared to take advantage of these changes? Stay informed, have a plan, and make yourself an indispensable employee!

We want to help our readers stay ahead of the curve so we have begun sharing our Top 10 Traits of an Indispensable Employee in our Ask the Experts section of this newsletter. We are counting down from #10 to #1, and sharing two traits in each issue. Last month, we discussed Traits #10 Loyalty, and #9 Professionalism. In this issue, we highlight Traits #8 Ethics and #7 Team Player. We hope this information helps you navigate the storm ahead and remain INDISPENSABLE!

Thanks for reading.

Sincerely,

Ted French
President & Founder
Acclivity Healthcare