Posts in Employee Benefits

  1. PSA In Good Health October 2021 Tips

    ANXIETY AND STRESS ARE REAL MEDICAL CONDITIONS! AND THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! October is mental health awareness month. Anxiety and stress are real medical conditions. Check out this month’s In Good Health flyer to learn about the differences between the two conditions and two mobile apps available to help you keep yourself mentally well.

  2. Go Pink for Breast Cancer! Get Your Screening Mammogram Today!

    As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Although this annual campaign increases awareness for breast cancer, many women still neglect receiving mammogram screenings for early detection of the disease. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2021:   Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer in women in the United States.   30% of cancer diagnoses in women will be breast cancer.  There are 3.8 million breast […]

  3. President Proposes “Path Out of the Pandemic” (Benefit Minute)

    On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced a comprehensive national strategy to combat COVID-19. The strategy includes a plan to vaccinate the unvaccinated, which affects private employees with 100 or more employees, federal government employees and contractors, and employees of health care entities. It also includes plans to increase COVID-19 testing. This Benefit Minute focuses […]

  4. PSA In Good Health September 2021 Tips

    ARE YOU ON THE FENCE ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINE? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. The United States is currently experiencing yet another wave of COVID-19 cases leading to hospitalizations and death. Unfortunately, there has been a lot of misinformation surrounding the vaccine, causing many Americans to remain hesitant to get vaccinated. Are you on […]

  5. Transparency Requirements and No Surprises Act Updates (Benefit Minute)

    This issue of the Benefit Minute provides an update on the compliance deadlines for health plan cost transparency requirements under both the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) and the cost transparency regulations, as well as a summary of regulations issued for the balance billing provisions of the No Surprises Act. Compliance Deadlines – Cost Transparency On […]

  6. PSA In Good Health August 2021 Tips

    SUMMERTIME HEAT MAY LEAD TO HEATSTROKE! With summer comes heat, and with heat, the increased chance of heatstroke. Left untreated, it may damage your brain, heart, and kidneys, but heatstroke is preventable! Check out this month’s In Good Health flyer to learn about causes, symptoms, risk factors, and prevention of this potentially deadly condition.

  7. Mental Health Parity – NQTL Comparative Analysis Requirement (Benefit Minute)

    The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) amended the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) to provide important new protections for participants.  The CAA requires a documented comparative analysis of nonquantitative treatment limitations (NQTLs) between medical/surgical benefits and mental health/substance use disorder (MH/SUD) benefits to demonstrate that such treatment limitations are applied comparably […]

  8. PSA In Good Health July 2021 Tips

    Your Eyes are Important! Your eyes are important! But according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 21 million Americans will have some type of vision problems. The sooner these conditions are detected, the lower the risk for vision loss and blindness. Check out this month’s In Good Health flyer to learn about the […]

  9. Supreme Court Upholds the ACA (Benefit Minute)

    On June 17, 2021 the Supreme Court issued their long awaited decision in the case of California v Texas.  The case was initially filed in early 2018 based on the pending elimination of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate penalty.  Three years later, in a 7-2 decision, the Court declined to consider the merits […]