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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

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How Imputed Income Reporting Works with Your Contributory Life Insurance Plan

Most school, city, and county employers are familiar with the imputed income rules when it relates to group term life insurance. Employers can provide their employees with up to $50,000 of group...

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Two Reasons Why a Disability Claim May be Taking Longer than You Expected

If you work in the human resources or benefits department, you’ve probably helped an employee or two submit a disability claim. Ever notice how quickly some get approved and how others take a...

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Three Easy Ways to Remind Your Employees to Update Their Beneficiary

Updating your life insurance beneficiary is one of those tasks you always mean to do but always put off, like cleaning out your junk drawer or matching up your mate-less socks. Failure to do these...

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What You Need to Know about Your Disability Policy’s Maximum Covered Salary

Disability insurance benefits are intended to replace a percentage of your employee’s salary if they were no longer able to do their job due to a covered disability. The maximum covered salary is...

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Avoid Claim & Billing Issues by Submitting an Annual Census

It’s important that public sector organizations with life and/or disability coverage send an annual census to their insurance carrier at least once a year. Employers want their enrollment records...

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Understanding Your Life Insurance Continuation Options – Portability & Conversion

Many public sector organizations have a Conversion and/or Portability option on their group life insurance plan. When an employee’s group term life insurance protection ends, this allows employees...

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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...

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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...

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What to Look for in Your Life Insurance Renewal

When is the last time you bought a car? While the price was a big factor, you probably also considered fuel efficiency, safety ratings, upgrades, etc. Look at your group’s life insurance renewal...

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Have You Verified Covered Dependent Eligibility Lately?

Many public sector organizations offer dependent coverage in addition to employee coverage. While HR/Benefits departments closely keep track of adding and terminating employees monthly, keeping...