Employee Benefits

20 02, 2018

Will 2018 Be The Year of Transformational Change in Healthcare?

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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

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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 [...]

17 01, 2018

Investing In Paid Family Leave

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Investing In Paid Family LeaveAre you ready to invest your organizational dollars to compensate for paid family leave? With the onset of 2018, one major state amended their Disability Benefits Law (DBL) to mandate paid family leave for those employers located [...]

16 01, 2018

Are Association Health Plans On The Rise?

By |January 16th, 2018|Employee Benefits, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are Association Health Plans On The Rise?

Are Association Health Plans On The Rise?As health insurance premiums continue to rise, more and more employers are looking for ways to continue to offer coverage while keeping the costs affordable for their employees. This is especially true for small groups (fewer [...]

9 01, 2018

How are You Educating Your Employees about High Deductible Health Plans?

By |January 9th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on How are You Educating Your Employees about High Deductible Health Plans?

How are You Educating Your Employees about High Deductible Health PlansWith the popularity of High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) in recent years, many employers offer at least one HDHP. In a nutshell, HDHPs have low monthly premium payments, but have high deductibles. [...]

27 12, 2017

Do You Understand Your Workforce?

By |December 27th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Do You Understand Your Workforce?

Do you understand your workforceIn this competitive labor market employers continue to look for ways to reward employees and hire qualified candidates. According to the Department of Labor, the unemployment rate is currently at 4.1% (November 2017), which is a far [...]

21 12, 2017

Employee Leaves of Absence Challenge Employers

By |December 21st, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Employee Leaves of Absence Challenge Employers

Employee Leaves of Absence Challenge EmployersWe are currently experiencing a very tight labor market. Many corporations are reporting that enormous growth is possible but they simply can’t hire enough people to deliver the additional business. Ironically, one of the top trends [...]

18 12, 2017

Medical Cost Trend 2018: New Year, New Normal

By |December 18th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Medical Cost Trend 2018: New Year, New Normal

2018 TrendsPwC released their annual report on Medical cost trend “Behind the numbers 2018.” Highlighted below is a brief summary of some of their predictions and how employers may be impacted.

Single Digit Medical Trend

According to the report, growth in employer medical [...]

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