Advocacy Update: Bill Ending Surprise Medical Billing Could Save $7.6B by 2029

2019-07-30T16:00:02-04:00July 30th, 2019|Employee Benefits, Legislative News|

Legislation that would end surprise medical billing would save nearly $7.6 billion over the next decade primarily by reducing federal subsidies for healthcare and insurance, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently reported. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the [...]

Employers Trying to Find Better Strategies To Address Workers’ Mental Health

2019-07-22T21:17:05-04:00July 22nd, 2019|Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Benefits|

In the middle of a work project at a global corporate consulting firm, Katherine Switz was gripped with a debilitating bout of anxiety. Her body froze, her heart raced, her chest tightened, and her mind went blank, which made [...]

IRS Expands Preventive Care Benefits That Are Not Subject to HDHP Deductibles

2019-07-22T12:15:24-04:00July 22nd, 2019|Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Health Savings Accounts, Legislative News|

A new IRS notice expands the list of preventive care benefits that may be covered by a high deductible health plan (HDHP) without a deductible, or with a deductible below the minimum deductible for an HDHP. Except for preventive care benefits, [...]

Legislative Update: Federal judge upholds Trump’s expansion of non-ObamaCare plans

2019-07-22T10:08:49-04:00July 22nd, 2019|Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News, Small Business Health Insurance|

A federal judge on Friday upheld the Trump administration's expansion of health insurance plans that don't meet ObamaCare's coverage requirements. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon in Washington ruled against the insurance companies that sued the administration in an attempt to [...]

The Benefits of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

2019-07-17T08:07:37-04:00July 17th, 2019|Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Benefits, Wellness|

We all know it is rare for people to go through life without having to deal with some sort of serious personal problem. An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can give your employees a way to cope with personal issues [...]

Your Health: 4 Tips to Choosing the Right Doctor

2019-07-15T12:49:27-04:00July 15th, 2019|Employee Benefits, Small Business Health Insurance|

Choosing a doctor is an important part of your health and well-being. Whether it’s a primary care doctor or a specialist, the right doctor can serve as your confidante, advisor and partner in maintaining your good health. Here are [...]

DOL Issues FAQs About Association Health Plans

2019-06-25T01:53:07-04:00May 21st, 2019|Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation|

Association Health Plans (AHPs), under the Department of Labor’s (Department) final rule, are group health plans that employer groups and associations offer to provide health coverage to employees. The Department’s final rule on AHPs was published on June 21, [...]

Eye on Your Benefits: Looking Out For 2017 Employee Benefits Trends | NARFA

2017-02-02T12:00:00-04:00February 2nd, 2017|Employee Benefits|

We are looking out for you. Open enrollment for employee benefits has pretty much wrapped up at many companies across the country, and as you probably noticed, health care costs continue to rise. To keep costs in check, many [...]

Employee Benefits Strategy: Sleep Better and Take Control of Your Health Insurance Costs | NARFA

2016-12-13T12:00:00-04:00December 13th, 2016|Employee Benefits|

As health insurance deductibles rise, employers are offering workers special policies to help cover out-of-pocket costs. For many workers, paying for health care has become such a difficult budgeting exercise that the insurance industry is marketing additional products to [...]