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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Important Health Plan Notifications for 2023, 2024, and Beyond

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Employers should stay informed about updates to model notices for group health plans under federal laws. Federal agencies provide and update these notices to aid compliance with...

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Biden Administration Erases $1.2 Billion Student Debt

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President Joe Biden's recent approval of $1.2 billion in student debt cancellation has brought relief to 153,000 borrowers enrolled in the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE)...

Attraction and Retention Survey Shows Voluntary Benefits Trend

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In November 2023, Zywave conducted a nationwide survey with over 130 employers from various industries to gather insights on attraction, retention challenges, and voluntary benefits...

Low and No-cost Employee Benefits to Enhance Your Workplace

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Employee benefits are crucial for organizational success, enhancing job satisfaction, retention rates, and overall morale. Despite budget constraints, low- and no-cost benefits can...

Health Care Price Transparency

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Healthcare price transparency aims to reveal the costs of medical services, providing patients, employers, and insurers with greater visibility into the financial aspects of...

2025 Pay-or-Play Penalties Decrease

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The IRS released updated employer responsibility (pay-or-play) penalty amounts under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The rules require applicable large employers (ALEs) to offer...

Empowering and Nurturing Caregivers in the Workplace

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In 2023, 38 million Americans provided unpaid care for loved ones, impacting their mental, physical, and financial health, leading to decreased workplace productivity. Unfortunately,...

Many Employers Enhancing Leave Programs

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A survey by Willis Towers Watson (WTW) revealed that 84% of U.S. employers are changing their leave programs over the next two years. The 2023 survey revealed that attraction,...

Understanding Embedded vs. Nonembedded Deductibles

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When it comes to health insurance, employers are constantly searching for ways to optimize coverage and manage costs. That's where embedded and nonembedded deductibles come into play....

Evaluating a Pharmacy Benefits Manager

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A pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) acts as a middleman in the pharmacy benefits marketplace, connecting employers, drug wholesalers, plan members, pharmacies, and drug companies. PBMs...