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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

New Proposed Wellness Rules Coming in 2019

1 minute read

The Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced its plans to issue new proposed rules on permissible wellness incentives under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by the end...

What You Need to Know About Offering a Tobacco Surcharge

2 minute read

Some employers may offer a smoking cessation program to help their employees stop smoking and refrain from using tobacco products. The program may include a tobacco surcharge to...

The Six Benefits of Telemedicine

2 minute 30 second read

More and more, public sector organizations are adding telemedicine providers as an alternative way to receive acute care for run-of-the mill illnesses like colds and flu....

Why Implement a Benefit Administration System?

2 minute read

HR World estimated that HR departments spend roughly 80 percent of their time managing paperwork and handling administrative tasks, mainly caused by insurance enrollment.1 More and...

Calculating COBRA Premium When You Offer an HRA

2 minute read

Do you offer your employees a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) that integrates with their health plan? If yes, you are required to offer COBRA continuation of coverage for the...

Trending: Creating 3-5 Year Strategic Plans for Public Sector Health Benefits

3 minute read

With the average health insurance increase around 4-6%, schools, counties, and other governmental employers are continually looking for ways to contain their costs. Traditionally,...

Proposed Family Leave Laws

2 minute read

According to The New York Times, the United States is the only industrialized country that does not guarantee paid family leave. Many employees must take unpaid leave when it comes...

Is your benefit plan strong enough to prevent your best from leaving?

Why do employers offer benefit packages? To attract and retain quality employees, of course. In governmental organizations in particular, generous benefit packages are often seen as something...

5 Ways to Engage Employees in Your Wellness Program

More and more, public sector employers are investing in wellness programs hoping to slow down health insurance premium escalation. A healthier workforce can lead to a reduction in claims, fewer...

[Deadline] Medicare Part D Disclosures

If your employer-sponsored group health plan provides prescription drug coverage to individuals who are eligible for coverage under Medicare Part D, you are subject to Medicare Part D disclosure...