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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Emily Halter-Kinter

Emily Halter-Kinter looks for ways, either large or small, to make a difference each day. She’s outgoing and really loves what she does. Emily enjoys working closely with her clients to provide the best care. As Account Manager for National Insurance Services, Emily works with schools, cities, and counties in Wisconsin on their health insurance, wellness plans, benefit communication, and retirement incentives. She oversees new client implementation, takes policy-related questions, and meets directly with clients to explain their benefits. Emily is a licensed insurance agent and has over 20 years of insurance experience.

Recent Articles by Emily Halter-Kinter

How to Captivate Employees’ Attention during Open Enrollment

2.5 minute read

Proper communication can help employees see the true value of their benefits. It can also lead to an appreciation of the employer’s investment on well-being and health. Employees who...

2024 Open Enrollment and Inflation

2 minute read

Inflation is causing many employees to feel financially strained. This may impact the choices employees make on their benefits during open enrollment.

Why U.S. Workers Aren't Taking Advantage of Their Paid Sick Leave

1.5 minute read

According to a new study, American workers are hesitant to use their paid sick leave, even if they are truly sick. Nine out of ten employees said they worked while sick during the...

Effective Strategies to Bridge the Gaps in Your Benefits Offerings

1.5 minute read

In today's world, the competition for top talent is fierce. Employers are recognizing the value of their employees as their most valuable asset. A competitive salary is no longer...

Advantages of Narrow Network Plans

1.5 minute read

As health care costs in the United States continue to rise, its costs are outpacing wages. This makes health care coverage less affordable for many workers. Many employers are...

Prior Authorization Processes Overhauled

1 minute read

Several health insurers including UnitedHealthcare, Cigna, and Aetna are making plans to revamp their prior authorization processes. Prior authorization or preauthorization is when a...

Employers Looking to Change Health and Well-Being Vendors in the Next 2 Years

2 minute read

According to a recent Willis Towers Watson report, 88% of the 232 U.S. employers surveyed are seeking new health and wellness vendors. They are changing vendors to better meet their...

Fixing the Family Glitch in Premium Tax Eligibility

2 minute read

Last year, the IRS released a final rule that changed the eligibility rules for the premium tax credit (PTC) for family members beginning with the 2023 tax year. The credit lowers the...

2023 Mental Health Trends

2.5 minute read

More employees are experiencing mental health challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation, and evolving job duties. According to a 2022 Lyra survey, 84% of employees...

Cost-sharing Limits for 2024 Plan Years

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the cost sharing limits for 2024 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The maximum limit on cost sharing is $9,450 for self-only...