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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

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Price Comparison Tool for 2023

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Group health plans and issuers will need to provide an internet-based price comparison tool available to participants, beneficiaries, and enrollees. The tool will provide consumers with...

New Guidance on FMLA and Mental Health Conditions

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The Department of Labor has released new resources on workers’ rights to leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for mental health conditions. The new guidance...

Chronic Conditions and Containing Costs in the Workplace

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Chronic conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity can be a significant source of financial pain for employers. According to the Partnership to Fight...

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PCORI Fees and HRAs

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The Affordable Care Act created the PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) to help patients, payers, the public, and clinicians make more informed healthcare decisions....

CMS Says COVID-19 Vaccines Must Be Covered

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated their COVID-19 vaccine toolkit. It includes a list of COVID-19 vaccines and boosters that must be covered without...

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ADA and the Use of Artificial Intelligence

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued new guidance about how employers’ use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other...

The Great Reshuffle: Attracting and Retaining Employees

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Economists had previously warned of a “Great Resignation” where employees were expected to quit in record numbers and leave substantial vacancies in the workforce. Although mass...

Mental Health Impacts Businesses

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According to a recent survey from The Hartford Financial Services Group, one third of employers reported significant impacts on their business stemming from their employees’ mental...

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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...

Telehealth Utilization Increase 7,000% During Pandemic

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A report by FAIR Health finds that telehealth usage grew by more than 7,000% during the first year of the pandemic. In 2020, utilization of traditional health care services dropped,...