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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Americans Spend Little Time Choosing a Health Plan During Open Enrollment

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The Consumer Engagement in Health Care Survey has revealed that many Americans don’t closely review their health care options when making their selection during open enrollment.

ACA Pay or Play Penalties Will Increase for 2024

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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 (ALE) to offer...

Pharmacy Benefit Managers Scrutinized

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Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) have been under investigation recently. PBMs negotiate rebates with drug manufacturers on behalf of a health insurance plan. Earlier this year,...

Top Health Priorities in the U.S.

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The first quarterly Axios-Ipsos American Health Index surveyed Americans about health-related behaviors.

Employers Looking to Change Health and Well-Being Vendors in the Next 2 Years

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According to a recent Willis Towers Watson report, 88% of the 232 U.S. employers surveyed are seeking new health and wellness vendors. They are changing vendors to better meet their...

6 Cost-cutting Tips for Employers

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Due to economic downturn and ongoing labor challenges, employers are searching for ways to save money. Being savvy can help employers identify areas to reduce expenses without...

Retirees and Post-retirement Medicare Costs

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An Employee Benefit Research Institute study found that retirees will need to save hundreds of thousands of dollars to cover Medicare costs. These costs include prescription drugs,...

Health Plans and Gag Clause Attestations

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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 Employee Wellness Trends

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Employee well-being will be a primary focus for employers this year. Now more than ever, employees want to feel that they belong in a workplace and feel recognized, appreciated, and...

Humana to Exit from Employer-Sponsored Medical Insurance Coverage

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Health insurance company, Humana Inc., has announced that they will stop providing employer-sponsored medical insurance coverage. This includes fully insured, self-funded, and Federal...