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About W. Hunter Walton

Area VP, Health & Welfare Consultant - Hunter provides advice and guidance to clients on the design, implementation and management of corporate benefit strategies. Hunter’s time spent consulting for the federal government in Washington, D.C., provides HCW and our clients with unique perspective and solid insight regarding healthcare reform.
9 12, 2018

How Carrier Negotiations could disrupt your Health Insurance

By |December 9th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on How Carrier Negotiations could disrupt your Health Insurance

BLOG_ How Carrier Negotiations could disrupt your Health Insurance - HUNTERRecently UnitedHealthcare of North Carolina received notice that several hospitals affiliated with Duke LifePoint were up for contract renewal and may lose their in-network status. This can be an alarming [...]

11 09, 2018

Expect Another Look at Single-Payer After the Midterm Elections

By |September 11th, 2018|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on Expect Another Look at Single-Payer After the Midterm Elections

What is aExpect Another Look at Single-Payer After the Midterm Elections single-payer system?

At its core, single-payer is a system in which all Americans are insured by the federal government. The government, by collecting taxes, pays providers on behalf of citizens, and [...]

16 07, 2018

Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan Health Venture Takes Aim at Middlemen

By |July 16th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan Health Venture Takes Aim at Middlemen

Dr. Atul Gawande to Lead New Healthcare CompanyEarlier this year, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan Chase announced that they were forming a joint venture designed to lower the cost of healthcare for their employees. Like many corporations, these companies are [...]

25 04, 2018

Are Captives on the Rise?

By |April 25th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Are Captives on the Rise?

 Are Captives on the RiseRecently, we’ve been hearing more about different medical insurance captives in the marketplace. As healthcare costs continue to rise, employers are looking for unique and creative ways to fund their plans and save some money. Captives seem [...]

8 02, 2018

Idaho wants to sell Non-PPACA Compliant Plans

By |February 8th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Idaho wants to sell Non-PPACA Compliant Plans

Idaho wants to sell Non-PPACA Compliant PlansRecently, the state of Idaho issued new guidelines that will allow insurers in the state to sell plans that do not comply with the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act’s (PPACA) essential health benefits requirements. [...]

22 11, 2017

Fun Ways to Maintain Your HR Certification

By |November 22nd, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Fun Ways to Maintain Your HR Certification

Fun Ways to Maintain Your HR CertificationAs we approach the end of 2017, it’s important to stay on track with all the required continuing education to keep your HR certifications current.

After the highly publicized split between the Society of Human Resources [...]

12 09, 2017

Make Your Benefits Renewal Easy with These Tips

By |September 12th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Make Your Benefits Renewal Easy with These Tips

Make Your Benefits Renewal Easy with These Tips

As we enter the busiest time of year for benefit renewals, it’s important to consider these three guidelines that can make the renewal process go smoothly for you and your employees.

1.  Get a Head Start

One [...]

16 06, 2017

So You’re Ready to Exit Your PEO, Now What?

By |June 16th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on So You’re Ready to Exit Your PEO, Now What?

Teachers Appreciation WeekA PEO, or Professional Employer Organization, is a tool some companies use to offload a variety of responsibilities to a third party. These responsibilities can include payroll, business insurance, recruiting and onboarding, employee benefits, and [...]

13 04, 2017

House GOP Looking for Alternates to Health Replacement

By |April 13th, 2017|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on House GOP Looking for Alternates to Health Replacement

House GOP Looking for Alternates to Health ReplacementWhen leaders in the House of Representatives cancelled a scheduled vote on the American Health Care Act in late March, both President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan indicated that the [...]

10 02, 2017

What Will Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Mean For Employers?

By |February 10th, 2017|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on What Will Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Mean For Employers?

What Will Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Mean for Employers_When former President Obama left office in January, President Trump inherited a Supreme Court vacancy that he would need to fill. After providing a list of candidates during the campaign, [...]

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