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

By |June 16th, 2017|Categories: Employee Benefits|

A 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 [...]

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

Employer Guide to Short and Long Term Disability Coverage

By |June 6th, 2017|Categories: Employee Benefits|

Employers can offer a wide range of benefits to their employees.  Most often, employees tend to focus on the more tangible lines of coverage. This being the lines they will use on a regular basis: [...]

Comments Off on Employer Guide to Short and Long Term Disability Coverage

Are You Ready For Gen Z?

By |June 5th, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|

More importantly, can you speak their language? For the past decade, we have been adapting to Millennials in the workplace but the new generation, Gen Z, will challenge our communication plans like nothing in the [...]

Comments Off on Are You Ready For Gen Z?

Healthcare in Retirement a Growing Concern for Employees

By |May 31st, 2017|Categories: Employee Benefits|

As healthcare costs continue to rise and the direction of healthcare remains in flux, many people are growing concerned as to how they will pay for both their premiums and medical expenses. Among those concerned [...]

Comments Off on Healthcare in Retirement a Growing Concern for Employees

NC Healthcare Benefits And Cost Survey: The Results Are In!

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Employee Benefits|

As an employer, do you find yourself asking the following questions about medical insurance: “What’s the average increase?” “How do my rates compare to market?” “Are my benefits and payroll deductions competitive?” “Should I implement [...]

Comments Off on NC Healthcare Benefits And Cost Survey: The Results Are In!

Paid Family and Sick Leave: A Country Divided

By |May 5th, 2017|Categories: Employee Benefits|

Last year, New York became the fifth state in the nation to offer paid family leave, having enacted a paid sick leave law in 2014.  While New York is set to implement the paid family [...]

Comments Off on Paid Family and Sick Leave: A Country Divided

Heads Up: HR Technology Has Everyone Looking Down

By |April 27th, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|

It is not your imagination that everyone is staring at their laps. Mobile and wearables have the focus of your employees and they are increasingly wanting you to deliver benefit content and updates to them [...]

Comments Off on Heads Up: HR Technology Has Everyone Looking Down

Proposed Senate Bills Look to Expand Telehealth Usage in Medicare

By |April 18th, 2017|Categories: Employee Benefits|

As 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 already added telemedicine to their fully [...]

Comments Off on Proposed Senate Bills Look to Expand Telehealth Usage in Medicare

House GOP Looking for Alternates to Health Replacement

By |April 13th, 2017|Categories: Healthcare Reform|

When 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 issue would not be [...]

Comments Off on House GOP Looking for Alternates to Health Replacement

The Telecommuting Paradox: Work Perk or Innovation Sacrifice?

By |April 5th, 2017|Categories: Employee Benefits|

As employers continue to evaluate perks for their employees, telecommuting ranks as one of the more popular options.  Currently, remote workers make up about 25% of the overall workforce, while nearly 40% of the workforce [...]

Comments Off on The Telecommuting Paradox: Work Perk or Innovation Sacrifice?

Will Direct Primary Care Start Trending with Employers?

By |March 30th, 2017|Categories: Employee Benefits|

For many people, establishing a relationship with a primary care physician (PCP) is an important part of managing their overall health.  The PCP has first-hand knowledge of their patients’ medical history and work to coordinate [...]

Comments Off on Will Direct Primary Care Start Trending with Employers?

Using Data To Make Your Benefit Plan More Efficient

By |March 21st, 2017|Categories: Employee Benefits|

Tired of guessing whether your employees value their benefits?  Using big data can help you quantify whether employees are leveraging the many ways you’re investing in their overall wellbeing and engagement. Big data, or data [...]

Comments Off on Using Data To Make Your Benefit Plan More Efficient

Transitional Health Plans For Small Employers Extended Another Year

By |March 16th, 2017|Categories: Healthcare Reform|

Many small employers that offer health insurance have been skirting complete Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) compliance by using a little-known caveat: the Transitional Policy. This policy allows state insurance commissioners to permit [...]

Comments Off on Transitional Health Plans For Small Employers Extended Another Year

HSA: The Wave of the Future?

By |March 13th, 2017|Categories: Employee Benefits|

Are Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) the wave of the future?  It appears that way.  HSAs have been referenced by President Trump, the new Secretary of Health & Human Services, and Congress as part of the [...]

Comments Off on HSA: The Wave of the Future?

The Fight To Rein In Pharmaceutical Costs

By |March 6th, 2017|Categories: Employee Benefits|

Rising pharmaceutical prices have been the subject of conversation for a while now.  There were many conversations during the recent Presidential race and many ideas around how to curb these costs.  It appears that the [...]

Comments Off on The Fight To Rein In Pharmaceutical Costs

Cost Of Life And Disability Insurance On The Rise

By |March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Employee Benefits|

In 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.  While it was [...]

Comments Off on Cost Of Life And Disability Insurance On The Rise

Will Employers Embrace Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements?

By |March 1st, 2017|Categories: Employee Benefits|

A new option for small employers was signed into law on December 15, 2016 as part of the 21st Century Cures Act.  The 21st Century Cures Act is a very broad piece of legislation intended [...]

Comments Off on Will Employers Embrace Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements?

What Will Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Mean For Employers?

By |February 10th, 2017|Categories: Healthcare Reform|

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, on January 31st President Trump [...]

Comments Off on What Will Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Mean For Employers?

Top 5 Employee Benefit Trends for 2017

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: Employee Benefits|

Now that the new presidential administration is in place, it’s time to look forward to see what is on the horizon for key employee benefit trends.  A recent article in Benefit Focus narrowed in on [...]

Comments Off on Top 5 Employee Benefit Trends for 2017

Has Long Term Care Insurance Hit A Crossroads?

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: Employee Benefits|

Every day between now and 2029 an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 Americans will turn 65. Of those individuals, 70% will need some form of Long Term Care (LTC). Out of these expected costs, Medicaid and [...]

Comments Off on Has Long Term Care Insurance Hit A Crossroads?
Eyes on Benefits newsletter offers an executive summary of industry news affecting you and your employees.
Subscribe Today!