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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Scott Fritz

Scott Fritz always has a willingness to help others, which has made him an ideal candidate for working in the public sector benefits arena throughout his career. He’s a team player and enjoys strategizing, problem solving, and finding effective cost-saving solutions for his clients. As an Employee Benefit Consultant with National Insurance Services, Scott is responsible for the overall assessment and management of an employer’s benefit plans. He is a licensed insurance agent and works with schools, cities, counties, and community mental health organizations in Michigan and North Carolina.

Recent Articles by Scott Fritz

ACA Pay or Play Penalties Will Increase for 2024

1.5 minute read

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

Health Plans and Gag Clause Attestations

1 minute read

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury issued an FAQ on the prohibition of gag clauses under the transparency provisions of the Consolidated...


2023 Attraction and Retention Trends

2 minute read

Although the labor market is leveling out this year, it’s safe to assume that employers will be challenged as they compete for top talent. Some companies will increase salaries while...

The Organizational Mission and Employee Engagement

2.5 minute read

A strong and authentic organizational mission can help attract and retain top talent. Workers are more likely to be engaged and loyal to organizations with a mission they believe in...


Student Loan Repayment Freeze Extended

1 minute read

The Biden administration has extended the repayment freeze on federal student loans while the debt relief plan remains blocked in the courts. It is now paused until after June 2023 or...


2023 PCORI Fee

1 minute read

The IRS issued Notice 2022-59, which increases the fee for plan years ending on or after October 1, 2022, and before October 1, 2023, to $3.00 multiplied by the average number of lives...

2023 ACA Compliance Checklist

4 minute read

Public sector organizations with group health plans should be aware of changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements that take effect in 2023.

Health Care Costs Increasing in 2023

2.5 minute read

Industry experts agree that employers should expect major health care increases in 2023. Employers must find a way to reign in rising health care costs while finding quality and...


Student Loan Forgiveness Eligibility Narrowed

1.5 minute read

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) recently revised its earlier guidance regarding borrower eligibility for student loan debt relief in hopes to stave off legal challenges.


Student Loan Forgiveness Plan and FAQs

1.5x minute read

President Biden unveiled a student debt relief plan that provides a one-time student loan debt cancellation which targets low and middle-income families.