Paul Zane Pilzer and Rick Lindquist's Book Wins Small Business Book Award

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“The End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance” wins small business book award.

“The End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance”, written by Paul Zane Pilzer and Rick Lindquist wins Small Business Trends’ 7th Annual Small Business Book Awards for 2015 in Economics.

The Awards celebrates the best business books that entrepreneurs, small business owners, CEOs, managers, and their staffs are reading. According to Small Business Trends, the winners are chosen based on merit and a Community Choice group of winners chosen by popular vote.

In his book, Rick Lindquist, President and CEO of Zane Benefits, predicts that 100 million Americans will move from employer-provided to individually-purchased health insurance over the next 10 years. “The purpose of the book”, says Lindquist, “is to show you how to profit from this paradigm shift while helping you and your employees get better and safer health insurance at lower cost.”

According to the listing, the facts outlined in the book will help consumers and employers save money on health insurance by migrating from employer-provided coverage to employer-funded individual plans at a total cost that is 20 to 60 percent lower for the same coverage.

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EDITORS NOTE: Rick Lindquist is available for questions from the media through Zane Benefits. Contact Jessica Welker at 801-203-0764 or media(at)zanebenefits(dot)com


About Zane Benefits:

Zane Benefits is the leader in individual health insurance reimbursement for small businesses. Since 2006, Zane Benefits has been on a mission to bring the benefits of individual health insurance to business owners and their employees.

Zane Benefits' software helps businesses reimburse employees for individual health insurance plans for annual savings of 20 to 60 percent compared with traditional employer-provided health insurance. Today, over 20,000 customers use Zane Benefits' software, services, and support to reimburse individual health insurance plans purchased independent of employment. For more information visit

About the Authors:

Paul Zane Pilzer is The New York Times best-selling author of 11 books, a former professor at NYU, and has served as an economist in two White House administrations. He is also the founder of six companies including the two largest U.S. suppliers of personalized employee health benefits, Extend Health (1999) and Zane Benefits (2006).

Rick Lindquist is CEO and President of Zane Benefits, Inc., the U.S. leader in individual health insurance reimbursement for small businesses. Zane Benefits’ software has been featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The New York Times. He is a regular contributor to leading health benefits publications, including

About the Book:

The #1 Amazon best-selling The End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance is a comprehensive guide to utilizing new individual health plans to save 20 to 60 percent on health insurance. Over the next 10 years, 100 million Americans will move from employer-provided to individually purchased health insurance. Written by a world-renowned economist and New York Times best-selling author, this insightful guide explains how individual health insurance offers more to employees than employer-provided plans.

The End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance: Why It’s Good for You, Your Family, and Your Company (Wiley, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-119-01211-5, $25.00) is available at bookstores nationwide, from major online booksellers, and direct from the publisher by calling 800-225-5945. In Canada, call 800-567-4797. For more information, please visit the book’s page on

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