19 Dec

PCORI Fees Rising in 2017

As an employer of a self-insured health plan, you and commercial group health insurance providers are required to pay an annual fee to fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). For 2017, the fee will rise by an additional nine cents per plan enrollee.

28 Jul

State & Federal Exchange Marketplace Notices Coming to Employers

Keep an eye out for notices to be released now until the end of the year by the IRS and a state exchange, such as

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26 Apr
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26 Apr

Trends Affecting the Healthcare Industry for 2016

If you thought it would be smooth seas ahead after all the changes to the health care industry resulting from health care reform the past five years, think again. Changes are still coming and here are three of the top trends making a big impact to the healthcare industry in 2016 and beyond:  

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26 Apr

Telemedicine Continues to Gain Steam in Healthcare Industry

You have no doubt heard about telemedicine, also called telehealth, in the news lately. But how much do you really know about this healthcare delivery option? We first discussed telemedicine as an option for self-insured employers in our Feb.

26 Apr
26 Apr

New Proposed Rules Impact Spouse Participation in Wellness Programs

Last November, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a new set of proposed regulations under the Genetic Information Nondisclosure Act (GINA). The proposed regulations are a follow up to the proposed rules announced in spring 2015 regarding wellness programs under the American Disabilities Act (ADA).

26 Apr

Employee Education: April is Alcohol Awareness Month

According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, an average of six people will die from alcohol poisoning every day.  Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease and car crashes.

26 Apr

Producer Success Tip: How Producers Can Stay Relevant in a Changing Healthcare Industry

More changes are planned for the health care industry and as a producer, you don’t want to be left behind. There are actions you can take to not only survive but actually thrive in today’s market.

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29 Dec

IRS Extends Forms 1094 and 1095 Filing Deadlines

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released notice yesterday (Notice 2016-4) that it is extending the 2015 tax year filing deadlines for health benefits reporting required by the