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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

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Student Loan Forgiveness Plan and FAQs

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President Biden unveiled a student debt relief plan that provides a one-time student loan debt cancellation which targets low and middle-income families.

Quiet Quitting: What It Is and How to Combat It

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“Quiet quitting” is an emerging trend when employees only do what their job description entails without going above and beyond. It can often be the result of decreased motivation and...

How Inflation Will Impact Open Enrollment

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The 2023 open enrollment may be more challenging than usual. With many employees feeling the financial strain of inflation, it could impact the choices they make when it comes to...

Inclusive Employee Benefits

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) continues to grow increasingly important as our talent workforce becomes more and more diverse. Employers may have to consider flexible and varied benefits...

The Impact of Long COVID in the Labor Market

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A U.S. Census Bureau survey found that 16.3 million working-age Americans currently have long COVID. Long COVID is the long-term effects stemming from the COVID-19 infection. About...

New Medicines Seeing Record-High Prices

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New medicines are being launched with record-high prices this year. The median annual price of 13 new drugs the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved to treat chronic conditions...

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Medical Stop-Loss Premiums Increased in 2022

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Nearly 250 self-insured U.S. group health plans are seeing their average stop-loss coverage rise by 9.8% in 2022. This is according to Segal’s national medical stop-loss database of...

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Manage Employee Burnout with Meaningful Connections

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Employee burnout, the state of physical, emotional, or mental exhaustion, has become more prevalent because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, the number of people who sought help for...

Ban on Surprise Medical Billing Implemented

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The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury Department has released the final rule to implement the ban on surprise medical billing. The rule finalizes the two...

Supporting Remote and Hybrid Employees’ Mental Health

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As many employees work remotely or adapt to a hybrid schedule, they may face a new set of stressful challenges. Managers can play a crucial role in helping employees manage their stress...