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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Calculating COBRA Premium When You Offer an HRA

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Do you offer your employees a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) that integrates with their health plan? If yes, you are required to offer COBRA continuation of coverage for the...

Trending: Creating 3-5 Year Strategic Plans for Public Sector Health Benefits

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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,...

Proposed Family Leave Laws

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According to The New York Times, the United States is the only industrialized country that does not guarantee paid family leave. Many employees must take unpaid leave when it comes...

Is your benefit plan strong enough to prevent your best from leaving?

Why do employers offer benefit packages? To attract and retain quality employees, of course. In governmental organizations in particular, generous benefit packages are often seen as something...

5 Ways to Engage Employees in Your Wellness Program

More and more, public sector employers are investing in wellness programs hoping to slow down health insurance premium escalation. A healthier workforce can lead to a reduction in claims, fewer...

[Deadline] Medicare Part D Disclosures

If your employer-sponsored group health plan provides prescription drug coverage to individuals who are eligible for coverage under Medicare Part D, you are subject to Medicare Part D disclosure...

[Download] 2019 Health Plan Compliance Deadlines

When it comes to your employer-sponsored group health plan, public sector employers have numerous reporting and disclosure requirements that must be met throughout the year.

Final Wellness Plan Rules Remove Incentive Limits

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has removed the incentive limits from its final wellness plan rules effective January 1, 2019. The rules had allowed employers to offer wellness...

Health Insurance Literacy and its Impact on Your Bottom Line

Employees with low health insurance literacy frequently utilize more health care services.[1]   Often, they do not understand how to choose the appropriate healthcare services and may select an...

Do Your Employees Know Their Total Compensation?

It is common for employees to be unaware of the dollar value of their benefit package, especially when they are feeling the effects of the healthcare crisis. A total compensation statement can...