Posts in Employee Benefits

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. PSA In Good Health June 2021 Tips

    YOUR BRAIN—THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR BODY As we age, it becomes harder to remember facts and recall details, and we will likely experience memory changes. Check out this month’s In Good Health flyer to learn about how the brain works and ten tips for how to take care of your brain.

  4. Recent IRS Notices (Benefit Minute)

    HSA Limits for 2022 IRS Revenue Procedure 2021-25 updated the limits for qualified high deductible health plans (QHDHPs) for plan years beginning in 2022 as well as the 2022 calendar year health savings account (HSA) contribution limits, as set forth below:

  5. Your Mental Health Matters!

    According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, one in five adults in the United States experience mental illness during their life. Although this makes up nearly 18.5% of our total population, many individuals with mental health issues hesitate to seek care. It is important to understand that your mental health matters at all stages […]

  6. PSA In Good Health May 2021 Tips

    Your Bones Matter! What You Should Know About Osteoporosis? Your bones are the framework of your body, which allow you to move and also protect your organs. One of the most common conditions that can affect bones is Osteoporosis, or “porous bones.” Check out this month’s In Good Health flyer for information about Osteoporosis and […]

  7. Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation – Proposed Settlement (Benefit Minute)

    On November 30, 2020, preliminary approval was granted for a settlement agreement to resolve antitrust claims against Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and member plans, including CareFirst. The class action lawsuit was based on allegations that member plans conspired together to divide the country into service areas and then worked to limit competition among the […]

  8. PSA In Good Health April 2021 Tips

    Your Oral Health Is an Important Part of You – Take Care of Your Mouth! According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 54,000 Americans will be diagnosed with mouth/oral cancer this year. It will cause over 9,750 deaths, killing about one person every 24 hours. However, if it is caught EARLY, mouth/oral cancer is […]

  9. Benefit Plan Provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act (Benefit Minute)

    On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law.  The $1.9 trillion stimulus law includes several welfare and fringe benefit plan provisions.  The information outlined below is subject to clarification as the government agencies issue guidance to implement ARPA.