Health Insurance Tax Still Looming As We Head Into 2020

2019-11-05T08:48:05-05:00November 5th, 2019|Employee Benefits Legislation, Small Business Health Insurance|

The Health Insurance Tax — also known as the HIT tax — was an ill-considered part of the Affordable Care Act. It applies a steep levy to every small business health plan. In 2020, the HIT tax will cost [...]

4 Mistakes to Avoid During Open Enrollment

2019-10-28T21:26:52-05:00October 28th, 2019|Employee Benefits, Small Business Health Insurance|

It is the season for open enrollment, and we thought we'd share some common mistakes people make that can end up hurting you financially. And, we strongly believe in educating employees about their benefits. Not fully understanding the value [...]

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

2019-07-22T10:08:49-05:00July 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 [...]

Your Health: 4 Tips to Choosing the Right Doctor

2019-07-15T12:49:27-05:00July 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 [...]

How to Use MyMedicalShopper to Save on Healthcare Costs

2018-10-15T12:02:50-05:00October 15th, 2018|Small Business Health Insurance|

Think you’re paying too much for healthcare? You probably are. Did you know that anytime you get a medical test or procedure, you’re likely paying five to ten times higher than is necessary? Just as frustrating (and just plain [...]

Need to Know: Federal Laws that Affect Employers

2018-09-18T13:00:00-05:00September 18th, 2018|Employee Benefits Legislation, Small Business Health Insurance|

As many employers know, there are a variety of federal laws that impact the workplace.  Federal law imposes responsibilities on employers which they should regularly review for compliance.  Even well-known laws are frequently updated by regulation, without legislative action.  [...]

Legislative Update: The Latest on Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

2018-07-27T12:00:00-05:00July 27th, 2018|Employee Benefits Legislation, Small Business Health Insurance|

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives adopted two health care bills, H.R. 6199 and H.R. 6311, that expand tax-advantaged health care accounts, including Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). Previous versions of [...]

How the new AHP rule changes will transform small businesses

2018-07-23T12:00:00-05:00July 23rd, 2018|Small Business Health Insurance|

With more than half of U.S. workers leaving their current job in search of better pay and benefits, a compelling benefits package is a critical competitive advantage for small businesses. It allows them to stand apart from companies of [...]

Some Reasons Why We Like Health Savings Accounts Better than 401(K) Plans

2017-10-12T12:00:00-05:00October 12th, 2017|Small Business Health Insurance|

Most people don’t think about an HSA, or Health Savings Accounts, as a savings account. Instead, they think of it as an account where you set aside money to spend on health care items during the current year. That [...]