The Impact of Association Medical Insurance Plans

President Trump recently stated he may issue an executive order to allow individuals to purchase insurance coverage across state lines and through associations. As with any other healthcare regulation, there will be financial winners and losers with these new proposed concepts. If implemented, employers need to understand potential impacts and ways to either benefit from, […]

The Total Rewards Needle is moving – Are you on Target?

The ability to attract and retain top talent remains a top priority with employers. In fact, according to Gallagher’s most recent benchmarking survey, having the ability to recruit and keep a highly qualified workforce remains the top organization concern even over factors like controlling healthcare cost and revenue and growth. What occupational magnets do employers […]

Do You Understand Your Workforce?

In this competitive labor market employers continue to look for ways to reward employees and hire qualified candidates. According to the Department of Labor, the unemployment rate is currently at 4.1% (November 2017), which is a far cry from 2010 when unemployment was over 9%. With these lower unemployment numbers and multiple generations working under […]

Mental Health Parity: Are you in Compliance?

Group health plan sponsors recently received updated guidance (in form of a FAQ) from the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury regarding compliance with mental health parity. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) was established to prohibit plans from imposing less favorable restrictions on mental health […]