Employee Benefits

18 06, 2018

Can Congress Control Rising Healthcare Costs?

By |June 18th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Can Congress Control Rising Healthcare Costs?

Can Congress Control Rising Healthcare CostI was pleased to see a recent publication from Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who is not only a member of Congress but also a medical doctor who provided patient care in Louisiana’s charity hospital system for [...]

31 05, 2018

IRS Releases 2019 HSA Limits

By |May 31st, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on IRS Releases 2019 HSA Limits

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Earlier this month, the IRS announced new 2019 HSA contribution and out-of-pocket maximum limits. In 2019, there will be a $50 increase in the annual contribution limit for single-only coverage and a $100 increase in the annual contribution limit [...]

21 05, 2018

Direct Primary Care is on the Rise

By |May 21st, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Direct Primary Care is on the Rise

Direct Primary Care is on the RisePatients who have grown frustrated with large health system primary care physician practices are now finding an alternative option in direct primary care.

While direct primary care has been around for some time, it is building [...]

1 05, 2018

The State Health Plan Conducted a Dependent Audit…Should You?

By |May 1st, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on The State Health Plan Conducted a Dependent Audit…Should You?

The State Health Plan Conducted a Dependent Audit…Should YouThe State of North Carolina Health Plan recently conducted a dependent audit to remove ineligible dependents off their plan.  The News and Observer discusses how the State “caught” 600 ineligible dependents.

The article [...]

25 04, 2018

Are Captives on the Rise?

By |April 25th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Are Captives on the Rise?

 Are Captives on the RiseRecently, we’ve been hearing more about different medical insurance captives in the marketplace. As healthcare costs continue to rise, employers are looking for unique and creative ways to fund their plans and save some money. Captives seem [...]

24 04, 2018

Impact of Blockchain on Healthcare Industry

By |April 24th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Impact of Blockchain on Healthcare Industry

Impact of Blockchain on Healthcare IndustryDid you miss out on the profits of early-adopters of BitCoin? Well, those profits have subsided as of late. However, it’s not too late to take advantage of the growing technology of blockchain.

What is Blockchain Technology?

Blockchain [...]

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 [...]

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