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They say time flies when you are having fun!

I was going through the press release section on our website, and came across one from September 8th, 2009 – Parker, Smith & Feek Appoints New Chief Operating Officer.

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Find Real Healthcare Reform

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of2010, also known as health care reform, is receiving mixed reviews from both advocates and opponents of the bill. Some provisions have proven difficult to implement and regulators are slowly rolling out guidance.

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Health Care Reform: What Can Employers Do Now?

Neither advocates or opponents of the 2010 Health Care Reform bill are satisfied with the provisions of the bill, which attempted to accomplish two major goals—more coverage for more Americans and containment of escalating healthcare costs.

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We are ready for Real-Time – the Sequel

In 2002 Parker, Smith & Feek recognized the process for submitting and retrieving information from insurance carriers electronically was hopelessly out of step with modern technology.

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What were we thinking?

It might be my age, but I cannot remember a time when wearing a denim shirt was fashionable. The 80s maybe? But they ended over two decades ago.

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What is your personal legacy?

We recently had an opportunity to bring together our Account Executives from our Bellevue and Anchorage offices. We invited Tom Flick to give a motivational presentation on the importance of leadership, teamwork, and continuous improvement in business.

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A fresh set of eyes can often solve an old problem.

New staff bring fantastic energy mixed with their new ideas and are a breeding ground for change. Often their ideas seem like a huge course adjustment but based on the history of the organization or attempts in the past it really is a small but important move that might save a few seconds of staff time.

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Workers’ Compensation Getting Attention in Olympia

Governor Gregoire’s Senate Bill 5566, concerning long-term disability for injured workers and costs to the Workers’ Compensation program, was introduced by Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles on February 1.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Earns 7 in a row!

Parker, Smith & Feek has earned the PAR Excellence Award for outstanding performance in quality management and customer service.

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Social Media is just a tool!!

The other day, I had a discussion with the marketing team from a prominent national retailer about how marketers are placing so much emphasis on social media.

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Judge Rules PPACA Unconstitutional – What do employers need to know

On Monday, January 31, a federal district judge in Florida ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) unconstitutional.

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Medical Malpractice Reform to Rein in Frivolous Lawsuits

In his State of the Union address yesterday, President Barack Obama stated his willingness to look at ideas to reduce healthcare costs, including ‘medical malpractice reform’ aimed at reducing frivolous lawsuits.

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