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About Dax Hill

Principal, Health & Welfare Consultant - Dax brings a wealth of knowledge with him to HCW which helps his clients succeed in the strategic planning and implementation of their benefits plans. Always honest and dependable, Dax can be counted on as an advocate for those he serves.
18 01, 2017

Half Of Employees Don’t Understand Their Benefits, Study Shows

By |January 18th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Half Of Employees Don’t Understand Their Benefits, Study Shows

Half of employees don't understand their benefitsDo your employees understand your benefits?  If not, you are not alone.  A study performed by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans highlighted a void that exists in Employee Benefits.  That [...]

27 10, 2016

The Labor Market Squeeze

By |October 27th, 2016|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on The Labor Market Squeeze

orangesMany employers are expressing concerns that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find qualified applicants.  A couple of recent surveys outline the problem facing employers:

  • Graham Personnel found that 59% of employers are having difficulty hiring qualified applicants.  They [...]
15 08, 2016

Telemedicine: Just What The Doctor Ordered

By |August 15th, 2016|Health Management|Comments Off on Telemedicine: Just What The Doctor Ordered

telemedicineIt’s so predictable - just like clockwork every year.  My family gets ready to go on vacation, and then it begins.  One son says his “throat is hurting” and I find out he had been playing with a friend [...]

2 06, 2016

Subsidies, Or Lack Thereof: A Hurdle For The Marketplace

By |June 2nd, 2016|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on Subsidies, Or Lack Thereof: A Hurdle For The Marketplace

subsidiesA recent ruling by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia has the attention of the health insurance carriers and politicians. The public should also be following this decision, since it impacts the majority [...]

18 03, 2016

Can We Control Healthcare Cost By Utilizing Medicare?

By |March 18th, 2016|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Can We Control Healthcare Cost By Utilizing Medicare?

Can We Control Healthcare Costs By UtilizingDid you know Medicare reimbursement rates for healthcare are typically lower than reimbursement rates paid by insurance companies? Some employers are taking notice and indexing their employer reimbursement rates to the Medicare rates in [...]

13 01, 2016

High Deductible Health Plans On The Rise

By |January 13th, 2016|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on High Deductible Health Plans On The Rise

high deductible health plans on the riseWe have seen significant increases in both employers offering High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) and employees enrolling on such plans. HDHPs are increasing in popularity for a few reasons:

  • To help offset medical renewal increases
  • To [...]
2 11, 2015

Bipartisan Budget Act Of 2015: Relief For Large Employers

By |November 2nd, 2015|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on Bipartisan Budget Act Of 2015: Relief For Large Employers

ThinkstockPhotos-55962786Section 1511 of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was supposed to require employers with 200 or more employees to automatically enroll individuals on their employer medial insurance plan - unless the employee “opted out” of medical coverage. [...]

8 09, 2015

Cadillac Tax May Force Employers To Eliminate FSAs

By |September 8th, 2015|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on Cadillac Tax May Force Employers To Eliminate FSAs

ThinkstockPhotos-484231162What does the future hold for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and why ask this question now?

With many employers now comfortable with the “pay or play” regulations and 6055/6056 reporting requirements, companies are beginning to shift their focus on the [...]

20 07, 2015

Carrier Consolidation: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly?

By |July 20th, 2015|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Carrier Consolidation: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly?

 

We’ve seen lots of billowing smoke surrounding the consolidation of medical insurance carriers. This past month there have been reports of the potential following acquisitions:

1 05, 2015

Ax The Cadillac Tax?

By |May 1st, 2015|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on Ax The Cadillac Tax?

??????????????????????Both employers and politicians are beginning to focus on the next wave of cost associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) called the “Cadillac Tax.” Questions are beginning to surface about whether or not this tax [...]

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