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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

New Opioid Prescription Guidance

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidelines to clinicians for prescribing opioids for pain. CDC officials have stated that previous guidance has...

Average Hospital Stay Costs Doubled

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Hospital stays are becoming more expensive for Americans, leaving some with a large amount of medical debt. According to the personal finance website ValuePenguin, U.S. workers making...

2022 Employee Health Benefits Annual Survey Summary

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The Kaiser Family Foundation conducts an annual survey to examine employer-sponsored benefit trends. Here are some of the 2022 survey’s key findings.

2023 Health Plan Compliance Deadlines

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When it comes to your employer-sponsored group health plan, public sector employers have numerous reporting and disclosure requirements that must be met throughout the year.

How to Encourage Employee Health Care Shopping

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When it comes to health care, most people don’t shop around and compare prices. A survey from a health care artificial intelligence company revealed that 64% of Americans have never...

What You Need to Know about Medical Trend

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Since 2010, medical trend has grown by 73%, according to the Council for Affordable Health Coverage (CAHC). This is about four times faster than the average American’s wage and five...

Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2023

1.5 minute read

Many employee benefits are subject to annual dollar limits which are adjusted for inflation by the IRS each year. Many limits will substantially increase for 2023 due to inflation.

2023 ACA Compliance Checklist

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

Strategies for Tackling Health Care Costs in 2023

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According to Willis Towers Watson’s 2022 Emerging Trends in Health Care Survey, 94% of employers reported that managing their health care benefits will be their top priority over the...

Prescription Drug Reporting

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Part of the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act is a new transparency provision. This provision requires employer-sponsored health plans and issuers to provide annual report...