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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.
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

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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