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About Rob Krieg

Area VP, Health & Welfare Consultant - Rob is a valuable member of the HCW consulting team. As an Area VP, Health & Welfare Consultant, Rob works with clients to develop the benefit program that best matches their needs. Rob’s strong drive, keen business mind and friendly demeanor are the secrets to his success.
7 12, 2018

Healthcare Reform Post Elections: The only Thing Certain is more Uncertainty

By |December 7th, 2018|Compliance|Comments Off on Healthcare Reform Post Elections: The only Thing Certain is more Uncertainty

Healthcare Reform Post Elections: The only Thing Certain is more UncertaintyWith the completion of mid-term elections in November, I have been wondering what changes we should expect with the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA). While Republicans spent the last two [...]

21 09, 2018

A Review of Change in Status Rules for Flexible Spending Accounts

By |September 21st, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on A Review of Change in Status Rules for Flexible Spending Accounts

A Review of Change in Status Rules for Flexible Spending AccountsAs we head into the popular open enrollment season for so many benefit plans, it is important for employers to have a strong understanding of when employee election changes are allowed under [...]

1 05, 2018

The State Health Plan Conducted a Dependent Audit…Should You?

By |May 1st, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on The State Health Plan Conducted a Dependent Audit…Should You?

The State Health Plan Conducted a Dependent Audit…Should YouThe State of North Carolina Health Plan recently conducted a dependent audit to remove ineligible dependents off their plan.  The News and Observer discusses how the State “caught” 600 ineligible dependents.

The article [...]

1 02, 2018

Debates Continue Over Health System Merger

By |February 1st, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Debates Continue Over Health System Merger

Debates Continue Over Health System MergerIn August 2017, UNC Healthcare and Carolinas HealthCare Systems announced a plan to form a new consolidated organization. Was that a promising idea? That’s a question Mike Beck tried to answer in his blog about [...]

30 11, 2017

Highlights from Gallagher’s 2017 Compliance Review

By |November 30th, 2017|Compliance|Comments Off on Highlights from Gallagher’s 2017 Compliance Review

Highlights from Gallagher’s 2017 Compliance ReviewEarlier this month, Gallagher Benefit Services Compliance Advisors released their 2017 Year-end Review and Reminders technical bulletin. Highlighted below are a few items mentioned in the bulletin and how employers and carriers are responding to some [...]

15 09, 2017

States Protecting Consumers Against Balance Bills

By |September 15th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on States Protecting Consumers Against Balance Bills

States Protecting Consumers Against Balance BillsMany healthcare consumers have experienced going to the hospital to receive care after checking that the hospital selected was in the carrier’s network, only to later discover that one of the doctors who provided care was considered [...]

11 07, 2017

Communicating the Realities of the Individual Market To Employees

By |July 11th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Communicating the Realities of the Individual Market To Employees

Confident economists discussing financial data at meeting

Individual plans, as described in the Affordable Care Act, continue to receive a lot of attention in the news.  As recently reported in the Wall Street Journal  multiple major insurance carriers throughout the country [...]

18 04, 2017

Proposed Senate Bills Look to Expand Telehealth Usage in Medicare

By |April 18th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Proposed Senate Bills Look to Expand Telehealth Usage in Medicare

Proposed Senate Bills Look to Expand Telehealth Usage in MedicareAs shared by my colleague Dax Hill, telemedicine has continued to gain in popularity over the past couple of years.   In our local market, Aetna, Cigna, and UHC have [...]

2 03, 2017

Cost Of Life And Disability Insurance On The Rise

By |March 2nd, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Cost Of Life And Disability Insurance On The Rise

cost of life and disability insuranceIn 2016, we saw articles from several publications, including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, highlighting a trend we are seeing in the life insurance market of increasing premiums.  [...]

1 12, 2016

Beware: Scammers Disguising As HIPAA Audits

By |December 1st, 2016|Compliance|Comments Off on Beware: Scammers Disguising As HIPAA Audits

beware_-scammers-disguising-as-hipaa-auditsAs reported earlier this year, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has increased their audit efforts and are targeting covered entities and business associates. As is often [...]

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