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Rx For Health Insurance Costs

Rx For Health Insurance Costs
Obamacare brings opportunities and complexities to the subject of affordable healthcare. Here’s a rundown of the act and select alternatives.

Finding quality, affordable health insurance has never been easy. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed in 2010 and also known as “Obamacare,” was introduced in part to solve the health insurance conundrum for employers. Has the law succeeded? Reports from the field suggest that the ACA in its early stages can best be described as “a mixed bag.” “Some smaller employers may have gotten better deals under the ACA,” says Adam C. Solander, an associate at the law firm of Epstein Becker Green (ebglaw.com) in Washington, D.C.

At ULTA Beauty: Taake to Retire, Kimbell's Role Expanded & Two Merchandising Executives Promoted

Janet Taake (pictured), chief merchandising officer of ULTA Beauty, is retiring May 2 after spending six years at the nationwide salon-store chain.

Hall of Legends at 2015 Natural Products Expo West Honors Horst M. Rechelbacher

Horst M. Rechelbacher—the founder of Intelligent Nutrients and before that AVEDA Corp.—was honored as one of a dozen natural products-industry influencers who were officially inducted into New Hope Natural Media's Hall of Legends during the 2015 Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California.

Rechelbacher—who passed away in February 2014—was the only personal-care inductee in the annual event of the natural-products industry's greatest contributors, and Intelligent Nutrients was the only beauty brand represented this year.

Increased Spending Expected for St. Patrick's Day

Put your green eye shadows, nail polishes and lip glosses at the front of your brick and mortar because consumers are ready to celebrate the upcoming holiday, according to the National Retail Federation's St. Patrick's Day Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics.

Beauty Bus Awards 2015 Lifetime Achievement Recipient

Beauty Bus Foundation's 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award is being presented to Beauty Collection's Shawn Tavakoli.

In his continued support of Beauty Bus programs, Tavakoli has a goal of raising $100,000 in donations to support the Beauty Bus mission.

SEPHORA Innovation Lab to Impact the Future of Retail

SEPHORA has unveiled the SEPHORA Innovation Lab, which will encompass both a physical space in San Francisco, as well as programs that foster the culture of innovation development and deployment along with grooming SEPHORA's next generation of digital leaders.