Employee Benefits

3 10, 2017

Next Big Trend in Benefits: Student Loan Repayment

By |October 3rd, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Next Big Trend in Benefits: Student Loan Repayment

Next Big Trend in Benefits_ Student Loan RepaymentBecause millennials account for as much as 35% of the working population, employers are seeking ways to recruit and retain this growing part of their employee base. However, these younger workers, many of whom came [...]

15 09, 2017

States Protecting Consumers Against Balance Bills

By |September 15th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on States Protecting Consumers Against Balance Bills

States Protecting Consumers Against Balance BillsMany healthcare consumers have experienced going to the hospital to receive care after checking that the hospital selected was in the carrier’s network, only to later discover that one of the doctors who provided care was considered [...]

12 09, 2017

Make Your Benefits Renewal Easy with These Tips

By |September 12th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Make Your Benefits Renewal Easy with These Tips

Make Your Benefits Renewal Easy with These Tips

As we enter the busiest time of year for benefit renewals, it’s important to consider these three guidelines that can make the renewal process go smoothly for you and your employees.

1.  Get a Head Start

One [...]

12 09, 2017

Employee Wellness: Are You Adapting Your Plans to Remain Relevant?

By |September 12th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Employee Wellness: Are You Adapting Your Plans to Remain Relevant?

Taking a Pulse on Your Employee Healthcare_ Are You Adapting Your Plans to Remain Relevant“Uncertainty” tends to be the common word that best describes how employees and employers feel about healthcare these days. Based on a recent study “Wellness in the [...]

8 08, 2017

Can Better Health Insurance Literacy Reduce Employer Medical Costs?

By |August 8th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Can Better Health Insurance Literacy Reduce Employer Medical Costs?

health insurance literacyHealth literacy – understanding your health status and how to navigate our ever-complex healthcare system – has been an important topic for healthcare consumers for years. With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and development of public exchanges, [...]

4 08, 2017

COBRA and Severance Agreements – A Gift or a Curse?

By |August 4th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on COBRA and Severance Agreements – A Gift or a Curse?

COBRA and Severance Agreements – A Gift or a Curse?Employers sometimes allow former employees to remain on their health insurance plan for some period of time after termination of employment at no cost or reduced cost to the terminated employee.  While this [...]

28 07, 2017

Employees Are Not Taking Full Advantage of Health Savings Accounts

By |July 28th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Employees Are Not Taking Full Advantage of Health Savings Accounts

HSA AccountsWe continue to see an increase in the number of employers offering High Deductible Health Plans. In fact, according to the CAI 2017 Healthcare Benefits and Cost survey, approximately 40% of North Carolina employers now provide a Consumer Driven Health Plan [...]

19 07, 2017

It’s Better to Nudge than Push Benefit Program Selections

By |July 19th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on It’s Better to Nudge than Push Benefit Program Selections

It’s Better to Nudge than Push - Book ReviewFor those of you that have a summer reading list, I’d recommend “Nudge, Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness” by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein. While not a new book, it [...]

11 07, 2017

New Trends in Wearable Healthcare Technology

By |July 11th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on New Trends in Wearable Healthcare Technology

New Trends in Wearable Healthcare TechnologyAs our population continues to age, correlating with increased prevalence of chronic conditions, the importance of monitoring vital-signs is becoming ever more essential to maintaining appropriate health levels.  Over the past few years, wearable technologies that track [...]

11 07, 2017

Communicating the Realities of the Individual Market To Employees

By |July 11th, 2017|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Communicating the Realities of the Individual Market To Employees

Confident economists discussing financial data at meeting

Individual plans, as described in the Affordable Care Act, continue to receive a lot of attention in the news.  As recently reported in the Wall Street Journal  multiple major insurance carriers throughout the country [...]

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