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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Mari Wagner

The greatest badge of success for Mari Wagner is when her customers reach out and let her know how appreciative they are of her help and services. Mari is dependable, driven, committed, and enjoys meeting new people. Mari joined the National Insurance Services (NIS) team after working with NIS for several years on mutual clients benefit plans. She finds that NIS has similar values and mindset to her own. As an Account Manager, Mari works with schools, cities, and counties in the Midwest Region. She is a licensed insurance agent with a background in sales, wellness, managing insurance pools, marketing, and consulting.

Recent Articles by Mari Wagner

Employer Strategies to Tackle Inflation

2.5 minute read

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the inflation rate has increased 9.1% year over year. This is also the highest inflation rate since 1981. It has led to significant price...


Machine-Readable Files to Be Posted by July 1, 2022

1.5 minute read

The Transparency in Coverage Final Rules require health insurance issuers and plans to disclose detailed pricing information on a public website. The three machine-readable files...


2023 Final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters Released

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The Department of Health and Human Services released its final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2023. This describes the benefit and payment parameters under the Affordable...

New Public Education Campaign: Mental Health at Work

1 minute read

The Department of Labor recently unveiled a public education campaign which promotes “mental health-friendly” workplaces. The “Mental Health at Work: What Can I Do?” campaign helps...

HR Trends in 2022

4 minute read

Human Resource (HR) departments are given more responsibility each year, often without budgets that match these changes. As a result, HR teams must stay on top of trends and constantly...

Court Blocks OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS

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The fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a temporary stay on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on mandatory...

Complex Health Benefits Can Affect Employee Productivity and Morale

2 minute read

Many people may need help understanding their options during open enrollment and when receiving health services. According to a Quantum Health survey, 8 out of 10 people said they faced...

FAQs Issued Regarding No Surprises Act and Transparency Rule

1.5 minute read

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury issued FAQs about the implementation of the No Surprises Act and transparency provisions of the Consolidated...

OSHA Updates Their COVID-19 Workplace Guidance

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OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has updated its guidance on preventing and mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. It now reflects the U.S. Centers...


HSA and HDHP Limits Increase for 2022

1.5 minute read

The IRS has recently announced the inflation-adjusted contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) will increase for 2022.