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About Rob Krieg

Principal, Health & Welfare Consultant - Rob is a valuable member of the HCW consulting team. As Principal, 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.
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 [...]

27 09, 2016

Administrative Errors Can Be Costly To Benefit Plans

By |September 27th, 2016|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Administrative Errors Can Be Costly To Benefit Plans

benefit plansA recent US District Court case out of Michigan places a spotlight on how important it is for employers to properly administer their benefit plans.  In the case of Van Loo v. Cajun Operating Company, a deceased [...]

29 08, 2016

Form 5500 Revisions Impact Both Small And Large Employers

By |August 29th, 2016|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Form 5500 Revisions Impact Both Small And Large Employers

form 5500The Department of Labor (DOL), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Pension Benefit GuarantyCorporation (PBGC) recently proposed significant changes to the form 5500 which has implications for both large employers and small employers. Targeting an effective [...]

29 04, 2016

As UHC Leaves the Exchange, What Does The Future Hold?

By |April 29th, 2016|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on As UHC Leaves the Exchange, What Does The Future Hold?

DABx4r1P46IOn April 19th, United Healthcare made waves in the medical insurance world by announcing that they were going to discontinue offering individual insurance on the exchange in the majority [...]

17 02, 2016

When Worksite Plans Work

By |February 17th, 2016|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on When Worksite Plans Work

when worksite plansworkVoluntary benefits or worksite plans refer to the insurance products that can be offered by employers on an individual or group basis to pay individuals for a variety of life events such as getting injured in an [...]

4 08, 2015

Are Pharmacy Discount Cards Good For Your Members?

By |August 4th, 2015|Health Management|Comments Off on Are Pharmacy Discount Cards Good For Your Members?

ThinkstockPhotos-481192770Over the past couple months I've continued to receive questions from employers and their employees about the value of the pharmacy discount cards they are receiving in the mail, at the store, or available via Apps [...]

1 06, 2015

Summer Interns And The ACA

By |June 1st, 2015|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on Summer Interns And The ACA

ThinkstockPhotos-156638328School is almost out for summer, and that means many employers are getting ready to start hiring summer interns. However this year, in addition to determining which students will be the best fit for your organization, you also [...]

2 02, 2015

Pharmacy Plan Designs Face Discrimination Complaints

By |February 2nd, 2015|Healthcare Reform|Comments Off on Pharmacy Plan Designs Face Discrimination Complaints

discrimination

Various media outlets reported last week on claims that insurance carriers were adjusting their plan designs by placing higher costs medications into more expensive tiers, thus having the affect of discriminating against individuals with certain conditions.

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