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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Employers Enhancing Their Benefit Packages with Worksite Benefits

3 minute read

One low-cost way public sector employers can enhance their employees’ benefit package is by offering worksite benefits. These voluntary benefits can help protect employees in the...

ACA Affordability Contribution Percentages Decrease for 2020

1 minute read

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

1 minute read

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

Grand Rounds Announces New Partnership with Uber Health

2 minute read

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...

3 Ways Employers Can Support Employees’ Mental Health

3 minute read

Mental health can be defined as how a person feels, thinks, acts, as well as their emotional and social well-being. Mental health can change over time, depending on factors such as...

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...