Employee Benefits

19 11, 2018

Don’t Let Technology Take the “Human” out of Human Resources

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These dDon’t let technology take the “human” out of Human Resourcesays, everywhere we turn, we are inundated with opportunities to automate our lives.  The employee benefits arena is no different.

Employees have access to enrollment tools that can provide an overview of [...]

14 11, 2018

Make Sure that You Are Compliant during Open Enrollment

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Make Sure that You Are Compliant during Open EnrollmentDuring this time of the year, many employers are renewing their benefits plans and undergoing open enrollment, which allows employees to make changes to their benefit elections. There are several moving pieces handled [...]

1 11, 2018

Can Small Businesses Remain Competitive with their Benefit Offerings?

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Can Small Businesses Remain Competitive with their Benefit OfferingsSmall businesses have always struggled to offer as robust of a benefits package as large companies for a variety of reasons including cost, complex administration, and compliance concerns. In today’s tight job market, [...]

23 10, 2018

Retirement Plan Fees: Small Percentages Can Have Big Impacts

By |October 23rd, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Retirement Plan Fees: Small Percentages Can Have Big Impacts

Retirement plans such as a 401(k) or 403(b) have an investment component, Retirement Plan Fees_ Small Percentages Can Have Big Impacts making them complex to maintain and administer.  Employers offering a retirement plan as part of their employee benefit program engage various partners [...]

11 10, 2018

Health Insurance: A Crucial Safety Net

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Health Insurance_ A Crucial Safety Net - Caroline Niles (1)Health insurance is expensive … but, not having it can be catastrophic, both financially and physically.

Group health insurance premium costs have steadily risen year to year for both employers and employees.  However, [...]

21 09, 2018

A Review of Change in Status Rules for Flexible Spending Accounts

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A Review of Change in Status Rules for Flexible Spending AccountsAs we head into the popular open enrollment season for so many benefit plans, it is important for employers to have a strong understanding of when employee election changes are allowed under [...]

19 09, 2018

New Trends in Leave Policies

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New Trends in Leave PoliciesThere has been a recent push for employers to consider offering paid bereavement leave. While most employers do acknowledge the need for time off to mourn the loss of a family member, currently, there are no federal laws [...]

31 08, 2018

Could HSAs be getting a Make-Over?

By |August 31st, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Could HSAs be getting a Make-Over?

Could HSAs be getting a make-overIf you have ever been enrolled in a high deductible health plan (HDHP) with a health savings account (HSA), you certainly know there are many rules to follow. Congress is working on two bills that [...]

27 08, 2018

Changes to the PPACA Marketplace coming in 2019

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Changes to the PPACA Marketplace coming in 2019The largest insurer in the individual marketplace, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) recently announced rate and plan design changes for 2019. After years of double digit rate increases, members will [...]

22 08, 2018

Amazon Enters the Pharmacy Market

By |August 22nd, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Amazon Enters the Pharmacy Market

Amazon Enters the Pharmacy MarketOn June 28th, Amazon announced that they signed an agreement to buy PillPack, an online pharmacy that was started in 2013. PillPack provides prepackaged doses of multiple medications labeled by date and time, coordinate refills, provide [...]

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