Benefit Briefs from Total Benefit Solutions Inc

You CAN use Total Benefit Solutions as your broker in the Health Care Marketplace! 

When enrolling on the Marketplace at you must assign an authorized representative to help you during registration. This form is a quick and easy instruction sheet on how to complete that step of the registration process.

UPDATE: Until the website is working, we can call in and enroll you online via conference call.

PLEASE NOTE: The plans on the exchange are available off the exchange as well. The only reason to sign up via the exchange is to get subsidized ( if you qualify). Not sure if you qualify?
Click here to find out.


Husband & Wife 2 Person Groups Are No Longer Eligible for Group Coverage
Effective January 1, 2014 for new business and as existing groups renew thereafter, Husband and Wife only and Partner only businesses are no longer eligible for Small Group coverage. 

Online Enrollment for Federally-Facilitated SHOP Marketplace Further Delayed for One Year

Online enrollment for small employers to purchase employee health coverage through the federally-facilitated Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace has been delayed for one year, until November 2014. Click here to read more...


Guaranteed Enrollment Plans Now Available For Instant Online Comparison and Enrollment

Total Benefit Solutions Inc. has partnered with select web brokers to provide instant access to online quoting and and enrollment for guaranteed issue, qualified health plans, right on our website. 

A special advantage to using the site at as opposed to a large, impersonal web broker is that you get a local, independent broker to guide you through your plan choices, help you enroll, and keep everything running smoothly as your advocate after the fact at no additional cost.

We can even host a web meeting so that you do not have to leave the comfort of your home or office, or you can come right into our location for fast, professional service. 

Click here to get an instant quote!


Holiday Office Hours

Wishing you and your family, friends and
co-workers a very Happy holiday season! Thank you for another successful year here at Total Benefit Solutions Inc


Please note our holiday office hours: 
Tuesday December 24th: We will close early at  1:00PM

Wednesday December 25th: Closed for the Christmas Day Holiday

Thursday December 26th: We will reopen at 12:00 Noon until 5:00PM

Tuesday December 31st: We will close early at  1:00PM

Wednesday January 1st 2014: Closed for the New Year's Day Holiday

Thursday January 2nd 2014: We will reopen at  10 AM until 5:00PM

Click here to watch our fun holiday JibJab video.

Stay updated on key ACA issues 

As we strive to make it through our first annual open enrollment for the PPACA...


At Total Benefit Solutions, we are working hard to keep you informed about all topics that impact your health coverage. Most especially the major changes and challenges as we prepare for the implementation of the PPACA.


We heard you say that information was hard to find so we have centralized all of our reform information on the website. Just go to  and click on healthcare reform on the menu. You can also click here.



Below are some of our resources on the ACA. Bookmark them and check back often for updates!  

Click here to view our Health Care Reform Newsfeed.   

Click here to view our latest blog posts and download the most recent guidance.

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Is your organization ready for reform? Click here to download our Health Care Reform Checklist.



Updated guidance on the REQUIRED Exchange Notice  


More updates available by clicking here. Of course we cannot cover every topic, so if you have a question about something you don't see here, ask us! We can always be reached at (215)355-2121.

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