Employee Benefits

27 04, 2017

Heads Up: HR Technology Has Everyone Looking Down

By |April 27th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Heads Up: HR Technology Has Everyone Looking Down

heads upIt 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 on these devices. From white [...]

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 [...]

5 04, 2017

The Telecommuting Paradox: Work Perk or Innovation Sacrifice?

By |April 5th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on The Telecommuting Paradox: Work Perk or Innovation Sacrifice?

Telecommuting 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 has worked in some [...]

30 03, 2017

Will Direct Primary Care Start Trending with Employers?

By |March 30th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Will Direct Primary Care Start Trending with Employers?

3-30-2017 3-00-37 PMFor 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 care as [...]

21 03, 2017

Using Data To Make Your Benefit Plan More Efficient

By |March 21st, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Using Data To Make Your Benefit Plan More Efficient

using dataTired 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 analytics, has been used [...]

13 03, 2017

HSA: The Wave of the Future?

By |March 13th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on HSA: The Wave of the Future?

HSAs_(2)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 “healthcare solution."  With this [...]

6 03, 2017

The Fight To Rein In Pharmaceutical Costs

By |March 6th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on The Fight To Rein In Pharmaceutical Costs

The Fight To Reign In Pharmaceutical CostsRising 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 [...]

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 03, 2017

Will Employers Embrace Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements?

By |March 1st, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Will Employers Embrace Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements?

QSEHRAA 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 to focus on accelerating [...]

31 01, 2017

Top 5 Employee Benefit Trends for 2017

By |January 31st, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Top 5 Employee Benefit Trends for 2017

10th annual conferenceNow 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 [...]

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