Posts in Employee Benefits

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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.

  3. Don’t Delay Preventive Care

    Delaying preventive care could be the difference between life and death. The risks of putting off preventative care are great. Without routine check-ups and screenings, small health issues may go undetected and become life-threatening issues if left untreated. Unmonitored chronic conditions may become worse and cause complications that may be impossible to reverse.  

  4. PSA In Good Health March 2021 Tips

    What You Need To Know About Colon Cancer According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer effects more than 200,000 individuals each year. The earlier colon cancer is diagnosed, the better your prognosis. Check out this month’s In Good Health flyer to learn about the common signs and symptoms of colon cancer as well as […]

  5. Health Plan Cost Transparency Provisions in the CAA (Benefit Minute)

    Price transparency in health care has been a topic of interest for several years.  The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the CAA) continued this trend by adding numerous provisions that impact cost transparency for all group health plans.  Some of these provisions are found in the No Surprises Act while others are found in a separate title […]

  6. What to do when SCA Employees don’t want Fringe Benefits?

    If you have a population of Service Contract Act (SCA) employees, your business likely faces a unique challenge when it comes to offering employee benefits. For an SCA employee, a certain dollar amount for every hour worked must be set aside for their SCA fringe benefits rate—money allotted to their health and welfare benefits.

  7. PSA In Good Health February 2021 Tips

    Show Your Heart Some Love This February February is heart month. Show your heart some love by learning about the causes of High Blood Pressure and tips about how to reduce your risk in this month’s In Good Health flyer.

  8. No Surprises Act Will Limit Balance Billing for Certain Medical Care (Benefit Minute)

    The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 includes the No Surprises Act (the Act), which is intended to protect patients from the financial impact of unexpected balance billing in cases where they have little or no control over who provides their care. Instead, the Act shifts responsibility for these expenses to providers and payers (insurers and self-insured health […]

  9. Retain Talent by Recognizing Employees from Afar

    Recognizing employees is key to retain star performers, which is even more critical during this pandemic. But showing appreciation could be more difficult with many businesses shifting to remote work. In this post I’ll discuss the importance of employee appreciation as a retention tool, especially during COVID, and provide five ideas on how to do […]