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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Emergency Room Versus Urgent Care

As healthcare costs rise for everyone, it's important to educate your employees on strategies to lower their out-of-pocket medical expenses. Empowering employees to distinguish between urgent care...

Many Employers Enhancing Benefits in the Next Year

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According to a recent study conducted by the health care benefits provider Lively, 81% of organizations are gearing up to enhance their employee benefits within the upcoming year to...

Most Hospitals Non-Compliant with Federal Price Transparency Rules

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A recent report from PatientRightsAdvocate.org (PRA) revealed that just one-third (34.5%) of hospitals fully adhered to the federal Hospital Price Transparency Rule. Out of the 2,000...

Battling Healthcare Affordability

Healthcare expenses have a significant impact on both employers and employees, leading to larger care gaps and rising costs. Employers have the opportunity to enhance plan designs to address these...

HIPAA FAQs Updated Regarding Recent Cybersecurity Incident

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On May 31, 2024, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) updated its FAQs regarding HIPAA and the recent cybersecurity incident involving...

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The Impact of DOL's New Overtime Rule on Employee Benefits

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A recent U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) final rule raises salary thresholds for executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) employees, potentially leading to more employees...

Paid Time off: Employees' Happiness and Their Utilization

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A recent Harris Poll survey found that most employed Americans are satisfied with their company's paid time off (PTO) policy, but 3 in 4 didn't use the maximum allowed days. On...

State Pharmacy Benefit Manager Regulations

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In 2021, prescription drug spending by private health plans nearly reached $152 billion, an 18% increase since 2016. Some researchers and stakeholders are scrutinizing certain...

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Understanding Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

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Accidents can have devastating consequences, making financial protection crucial. Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance provides a safety net for employees and their...

2024 PCORI Fees

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The Affordable Care Act imposes a fee on health insurance issuers and self-insured plan sponsors to fund comparative effectiveness research. These fees are called PCORI fees and are...