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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


More Student Debt Cancellation Announced

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On April 12, 2024, President Joe Biden announced that an additional 277,000 Americans would see their student debt of a combined $7.4 billion canceled. The Biden-Harris administration...

Employers Prioritize Employee Wellness Over Costs When Selecting Benefits

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A recent survey conducted by TransUnion, a leading consumer credit reporting agency, uncovered a significant shift in employer priorities when it comes to selecting employee benefits....

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...

Americans Spent $4.5 Trillion in Health Care in 2022

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Health care spending in the United States reached $4.5 trillion in 2022, a 4.1% increase from the previous year. This averages out to $13,493 per person. The growth in health care...

Health Care Spending vs. Economic Growth

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A recent report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) predicted that national health expenditures will outpace the gross domestic product (GDP) growth from 2022 to...

Over Half of Americans Had Employer-based Health Insurance in 2022

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The U.S. Census Bureau’s survey revealed that employer-based health insurance was the most common coverage type for 54.5% of working-age adults in 2022. According to Dave Waddington,...

HIPAA Violation Civil Penalties Increased

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule regarding penalties for HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. It will apply to penalties assessed on or after...

How to Captivate Employees’ Attention during Open Enrollment

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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

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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

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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...