Slideshow EBA's top slideshows of 2015

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  • December 30 2015, 8:23am EST
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Overview

The top broker and carrier rankings produced by EBA partner miEdge, a business intelligence data analytics firm, as well as 30 benefit pros to follow on Twitter, bizarre antics from job candidates, the best 401(k) plans and the top SHOP plans in each state are the most-viewed EBA slideshows of the year.

Here they are, listed in descending order:

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10) Top companies offering the best 401(k) plans

Bloomberg ranked the 401(k) plans of the 250 biggest companies in the S&P 500. Each company was given a score based on its filings with the Department of Labor for 2012, the most recent year for which data was complete.

The score was based on a company’s potential match; additional company profit-sharing or retirement contribution; years to vest; investment offering of stocks, bonds, international index funds; and automatic enrollment. Deductions from the score were made for companies that paid their company match at or after year-end or required employees to work at least one year before receiving the company match.

Top companies offering the best 401(k) plans.

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9) 2015’s top 50 large-group brokers in the U.S., part 1

EBA, in partnership with business intelligence data analytics firm miEdge, presented the second annual ranking of the nation’s top large-group brokerages.

Revenues listed for the following companies are based on Form 5500 Schedule A data submitted to the Department of Labor. As such, groups under 100 lives, government entities and church plans are not required to file. Any disclosure on Schedule C's are not contemplated in these numbers.

2015’s top 50 large-group brokers in the U.S., part 1.

8) 15 unbelievable things job candidates have done

When interviewing for a new job, tension can be high. Typical ways candidates show their nerves are through averted eye contact or fidgeting with jewelry. Careerbuilder surveyed close to 2,200 hiring managers and created this list of the most bizarre behavior they've seen during job interviews.

15 unbelievable things job candidates have done.

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7) 30 benefit pros to follow on Twitter

There is a direct correlation between closed sales and social media usage, according to sales consultancy A Sales Guy. In fact, nearly three-quarters of sales people using social media as part of their sales process outperform their peers. See what your colleagues are doing right on Twitter: EBA presents 30 top benefit pros to follow on the popular social media site.

30 benefit pros to follow on Twitter.

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6) Fastest growing large-group brokerages with revenue under $10M

Of the top 50 large-group brokerages in the U.S., the companies listed are firms with less than $10 million in large-group revenue that are experiencing positive year over year growth.

Revenues listed for the following insurance brokers are based on Form 5500 Schedule A data for large-group business submitted to the Department of Labor. As such, groups under 100 lives, government entities and church plans are not required to file. Any disclosure on Schedule C's are also not contemplated in these numbers.

Fastest growing large-group brokerages with revenue under $10M.

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5) The top 50 large-group insurance carriers in the U.S., part 2

Premiums listed for the following insurance companies are based on Form 5500 Schedule A data for large-group business submitted to the Department of Labor. As such, groups under 100 lives, government entities and church plans are not required to file. Any disclosure on Schedule C's are also not contemplated in these numbers.

The top 50 large-group insurance carriers in the U.S., part 2.

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4) The 3 most popular SHOP plans in each state

Using data from Healthcare.gov, the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provide the three largest small-group insurance products (ranked by enrollment) for each state. CCIIO and CMS released the data April 8 (for enrollments as of March 31, 2014) to "facilitate states’ selection of the benchmark plans that will serve as the reference plan for the essential health benefits," as required under the Affordable Care Act.

Note: According to CCIIO and CMS, the list "includes small group products that are open for enrollment as well as products that are closed but still approved for sale. Association products, closed products that are not approved for sale, and products that are not major medical plans are excluded from the list. Grandfathered and transitional products may be included on the list."

The three most popular SHOP plans in each state.

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3) Top 5 brokerages with the most large-group commission in each state, part 1

These employee benefit brokerages have the most large-group, in-force commissions for employers in their state. EBA, in partnership with business intelligence data analytics firm miEdge, reveals in alphabetical order the top five brokerages in each state, beginning with Alaska through Missouri. The listing is based on Form 5500 Schedule A reporting data on commissions as of July 31, 2015.

Commissions listed for the following brokerages are based on Form 5500 Schedule A data for large-group business submitted to the Department of Labor. As such, groups under 100 lives, government entities and church plans are not required to file. Any disclosure on Schedule C's are also not contemplated in these numbers.

Top 5 brokerages with the most large-group commission in each state, part 1.

2) The top 50 large-group insurance carriers in the U.S., part 1

Premiums listed for the following insurance companies are based on Form 5500 Schedule A data for large-group business submitted to the Department of Labor. As such, groups under 100 lives, government entities and church plans are not required to file. Any disclosure on Schedule C's are also not contemplated in these numbers.

The top 50 large-group insurance carriers in the U.S., part 1.

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1) The top 50 large-group employee benefit brokerages in the U.S., part 2

Revenues listed for the following companies are based on Form 5500 Schedule A data submitted to the Department of Labor. As such, groups under 100 lives, government entities and church plans are not required to file. Any disclosure on Schedule C's are not contemplated in these numbers.

The top 50 large-group employee benefit brokerages in the U.S., part 2.

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