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New Website Lets Small Businesses Name Their Price for Health Benefits ZaneBenefits.

com Teaches Small Businesses, Brokers, and CPAs New Health Benefits Options Park City, UT, April 10, 2012 -- Today, Zane Benefits, Inc., a leader in Defined Contribution Health Plans and Private Health Exchanges, announced its new websi te, designed to educate employers, accountants, and health insurance professiona ls about the new federal regulations allowing simplified employer health benefit s. As group health insurance costs continue to rise, employers are looking for ways to offer health benefits at a lower price. Zane Benefits online defined contribu tion health plan allows an employer to name its price. Rather than paying the co sts to provide a specific group health plan (a "defined benefit"), employers ins tead fix their costs by establishing a monthly dollar amount (a defined contribut ion) that employees choose how to spend. The new ZaneBenefits.com highlights the companys online health benefits software that enables small businesses to implement and administer a defined contribution health plan in less than five minutes per month. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court completed final arguments in United States Cou rt of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Case 11-398 on the constitutionality of t he Health Reform law scheduled to take effect in 2014. Regardless of which way t he Court rules, it is clear that the new defined contribution method for small b usiness health benefitswill stand. According to Rick Lindquist, President of Zane Benefits, It s time to reshape the way we think about employee health benefits. Today, more than 3 million small b usinesses do not offer health benefits to their employees due to cost, participa tion, or administrative requirements. And, that number is expected to increase b y 2014 regardless of health care reform. According to the website, the two primary benefits of Zanes online program includ e: 1. No Minimum Contributions Requirements This allows a small business to define a contribution it can afford. 2. No Minimum Participation Requirements This allows a small business to set its own eligibility and/or participation requirements. Using the Zane program, employers make available a tax-free monthly allowance th at employees use to purchase their own individual policy directly from a carrier or independent licensed health insurance agent. Or, if an employer is not able to provide an allowance for certain employees, such employees may use a portion of their pre-tax salary to purchase a policy. This increases the employees aftertax purchasing power by 20 to 40 percent and also reduces the companys payroll li abilities. Im particularly pleased we are announcing our new online education center on the s ame day that the entire nation is focused on health benefits, said Professor Paul Zane Pilzer, the Founder of Zane Benefits and the author of the book The New He alth Insurance Solution. Most people dont realize that small employers with less than 50 employees are exem pt from the employer mandates in the Health Care Reform bill, Pilzer added. Small employers today benefit from the increased availability of affordable individual policies regardless of what the U.S. Supreme Court eventually rules on the bill

. About Zane Benefits, Inc. Zane Benefits, Inc, a software company, helps insurance brokers, accountants, an d employers take advantage of new defined contribution health benefits and priva te exchanges via its proprietary SaaS online health benefits software. Zane Bene fits does not sell insurance. Using Zanes platform, insurance professionals and a ccountants offer their clients a defined contribution health plan with multiple individual health insurance options via a private health exchange of their choic e. Learn more at http://www.zanebenefits.com. Contact : Emily Ritter Zane Benefits 136 Heber Ave. Suite 308 Park City, UT. 84098 435-200-0251 x6712 media@zanebenefits.com http://www.zanebenefits.com