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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

How Physician Quality Data Impacts Your Health Plan Costs

Rebecca was a married mother of two who enjoyed bike riding, boating, and spending time with family. Over the course of a few months, she began having migraine headaches and extreme fatigue. Her...


5 Things to Review Before Changing Life or Disability Insurance Carriers

At some point in time, you may have to change life or disability insurance carriers for better rates, plan design, or customer service. To ensure that no employee falls through the cracks during...


For Every $1 Invested in this Benefit*, You Could See a $1.45 ROI on Your Healthcare Costs

What if you could offer your employees a free service that would help you reduce your healthcare claims and help them detect disease early, when it’s more treatable and less costly? In fact, a...


New Affordable Care Act Benefit & Payment Parameters for 2019

The Department of Health and Human Services released its final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019. This final rule describes benefit and payment parameters under the Affordable Care 

PCORI Fee Deadline July 31st

If your health plan is self-funded, the deadline to pay your annual PCORI fees is July 31, 2018. You should use IRS Form 720 for reporting.

Why 3-5 Year Strategic Plans for Health Benefits is Trending in Public Sector Organizations

With the average health insurance increase around 4-6%, schools, counties, and other governmental employers are continually looking for ways to contain their costs. Traditionally, public sector...


IRS Announces Increases to HSA & HDHP Contributions for 2019

The IRS has recently announced the inflation-adjusted contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) will increase for 2019.


Alert! HSA Family Coverage Contribution Limit Changed... Again!

Last week, the IRS made another change to the 2018 family HSA (Health Savings Account) contribution limit. This change modifies their March 5th directive.


IRS Releases FAQs for Paid Family & Medical Leave Employer Credit

The IRS recently released FAQs regarding the Paid Family & Medical Leave employer credit and indicated that additional guidance will be forthcoming. The FAQs provide a helpful summary of the...


Download: 2018 ACA Compliance Checklist

Schools, cities, and counties with group health plans should be aware of changes to certain ACA (Affordable Care Act) requirements for 2018.