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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

ACA Affordability Contribution Percentages Decrease for 2020

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The IRS recently announced that the contribution percentages used to determine affordability for an employer’s health plan under the Affordable Care Act will decrease. For plan years...

Spousal Surcharges: A New Way Public Sector Employers Are Keeping Health Costs Down

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Some public sector employers are making significant changes to their spousal health benefit offerings. According to the 2018 International Foundation of Employee Benefits Survey,...

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House Moves Forward with Cadillac Tax Repeal

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The House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday to repeal the Cadillac tax. The Cadillac tax is part of the Affordable Care Act, a 40% excise tax on the excess cost of...

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Reminder: Don’t Forget to Submit an Annual Census!

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It’s important that public sector organizations with life and/or disability coverage send an annual census to their insurance carrier at least once a year. Employers want their...

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Gaps in Coverage Can Leave You Open to Liabilities

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Imagine you are a large client conducting a request for proposal that requires a match to your current policy. A competitor, who advertises on national television, submits a...

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Do You Offer Retiree Life Insurance? Read This Now!

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For public sector employers, offering retiree life insurance as a post-employment benefit is a generous and common offering, but may be problematic for the employer as time goes...

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2019 Vision Insurance Trends for Public Sector Employers

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Taking care of your health also means taking care of your eyes. That’s what a teacher from a Nebraska school district discovered when her optometrist found something unusual during...

Grand Rounds Announces New Partnership with Uber Health

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Each year, more than 3.6 million people miss medical appointments due to transportation issues.1 In an effort to combat this issue, Grand Rounds has announced that it has a new...

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Executive Order Highlights Increased Health Care Price Transparency

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President Trump signed an executive order earlier this week designed to increase pricing and quality transparency in health care. It directs several federal agencies to write...