February 23, 2015
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Benefit Solutions, Inc., earns air time attention after AWB award

The largest association health plan administrator in the Northwest, Benefit Solutions, Inc. (BSI), was an obvious choice to win a 2015 AWB Better Workplace Award. KING 5 News also saw the newsworthiness of this innovative Mukilteo company. Last week, the television news program aired a feature on BSI, "Business boosts bottom line by keeping workers happy." The story noted the company's creative ways of holding meetings, from umbrella-equipped neighborhood strolls to chats while electronically bowling using a Wii.

Take a video tour inside their award-winning business here. Read more about Benefit Solutions, Inc., along with the other winners of the 2015 AWB Better Workplace Awards, at bit.ly/betterworkplace15.



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AN IMPORTANT OPTION FOR SMALL EMPLOYERS

Health plans are worth it in Washington

By Kris Johnson, AWB president

Washington's pioneering association health plans are a notable bright spot amid the complexity of health care reform.

A little history: Association health plans are the result of legislation backed by Gov. Mike Lowry in 1995 that encouraged small employers to join together in associations to provide good health benefits for their employees at an affordable price. Association health plans proved to be a hit from the beginning...
Click here for the full column in The Wenatchee World
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Federal roadmap for energy infrastructure must not burden state trade systems


By Kris Johnson, AWB president

Between the news reports of back-logged commodities waiting to be shipped via over-congested rail lines and tales of our oil and gas renaissance in places like North Dakota far outpacing the pipeline capacity necessary to ship it to market, it's no secret that our nation's energy infrastructure needs updating.

It's also no secret that the needs of the nation are not identical from coast-to-coast. As Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz rolls out the first phase of the administration's comprehensive strategy for modernizing the nation's energy infrastructure in a couple of weeks, it's imperative the administration consider the concerns of different regions of the country when making critical, long-term recommendations.

Click here for the full blog post in The Hill
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