Employee Benefits

3 04, 2018

Managing Your Medical Costs

By |April 3rd, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Managing Your Medical Costs

Managing Your Medical CostsAfter over 25 years in the benefits industry, I have seen a lot of changes. Creating a strategy around your benefits program and executing that strategy is hard work, and the challenges and choices are increasingly complex. Best [...]

28 03, 2018

Possible Changes for HSAs on the Way

By |March 28th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Possible Changes for HSAs on the Way

Possible Changes for HSAs on the WayRecent legislation has been introduced by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) that would allow employers to offer increased benefits to employees who have a Health Savings Account (HSA). The proposed “Bipartisan HSA Improvement Act” [...]

26 03, 2018

Stop Loss Markets Putting the Brakes On

By |March 26th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Stop Loss Markets Putting the Brakes On

Stop Loss Markets Putting the Brakes OnRecent trends in the medical stop loss market are showing most stop loss risk managers have been suffering significant losses in the past few years. This can be attributed to an increased number of high cost [...]

14 03, 2018

Is Presenteeism Impacting Your Bottom Line?

By |March 14th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Is Presenteeism Impacting Your Bottom Line?

Is Presenteeism Impacting Your Bottom LineThe concept of presenteeism has been around for a long time and can pose a significant drain on a company’s bottom line. While employers know what presenteeism is, the real question is: Do they know how to [...]

13 03, 2018

The Total Rewards Needle is moving – Are you on Target?

By |March 13th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on The Total Rewards Needle is moving – Are you on Target?

The Total Rewards Needle is moving – Are you on TargetThe ability to attract and retain top talent remains a top priority with employers. In fact, according to Gallagher’s most recent benchmarking survey, having the ability to recruit and keep [...]

26 02, 2018

Should You Use Your Insurance to Pay for Prescription Drugs or Just Pay Cash?

By |February 26th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Should You Use Your Insurance to Pay for Prescription Drugs or Just Pay Cash?

Should You Use Your Insurance to Pay for Prescription Drugs or Just Pay CashRecently, my spouse went to the pharmacy to fill a prescription and ended up paying cash because she did not have her insurance card. A few days later, [...]

20 02, 2018

Will 2018 Be The Year of Transformational Change in Healthcare?

By |February 20th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Will 2018 Be The Year of Transformational Change in Healthcare?

Will 2018 Be The Year of Transformational Change in HealthcareHealthcare has been on a hyperinflation for many years and is often the most volatile expense that companies manage.  As labor markets tighten, employers are taking a fresh look at the tools [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

31 01, 2018

The CHIP Extension: Potential Impacts for Employers

By |January 31st, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on The CHIP Extension: Potential Impacts for Employers

The CHIP Extension Potential Impacts for Employers As the federal government has worked to negotiate a funding resolution, the last several months have brought uncertainty around potential changes to the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA). One successful program that was under [...]

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