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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.
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, [...]

11 01, 2017

NC Healthcare Benefits & Cost Survey Now Open

By |January 11th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on NC Healthcare Benefits & Cost Survey Now Open

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As the Obama era comes to a close, employers are looking ahead to the Trump Administration and trying to anticipate what changes will come down the road that will affect their benefit offerings. In order to evaluate all of the [...]

20 12, 2016

FSA Use On The Decline: Use It, Don’t Lose It!

By |December 20th, 2016|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on FSA Use On The Decline: Use It, Don’t Lose It!

fsa-use-on-the-declineA recent study by Aon Hewitt, shows that Flexible Spending Account (FSA) adoption by employees is declining. According to the study, the average FSA contribution per participant fell to $1,342 in 2015, down from $1,405 in 2014, while [...]

20 09, 2016

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Pays Record Fine

By |September 20th, 2016|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Pays Record Fine

bcbsnc-pays-record-fineOn September 15, 2016, the North Carolina Department of Insurance (NC DOI) and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) announced a voluntary settlement in an ongoing investigation into a long string of complaints against BCBSNC. [...]

6 07, 2016

Is The GOP’s ACA Replacement Really “A Better Way”?

By |July 6th, 2016|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on Is The GOP’s ACA Replacement Really “A Better Way”?

Is The GOP's ACA Replacement ReallyThe Republican Majority in the House of Representatives recently unveiled their latest proposal, dubbed "A Better Way," to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Though the House has voted to repeal [...]

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