Advantages and Disadvantages of the Emerging Telehealth Trend

May 6, 2019
Telehealth/telemedicine is being touted as a great innovation — the ability to talk to a provider any time of the day from home for little or no cost. There are advantages and disadvantages. If you sponsor a health care coverage plan for your employees, you might have considered the... Find out more »

Unlimited Vacation – Good Idea? or Too Many Headaches?

April 25, 2019
Who wouldn’t want unlimited vacation time? Here are a few advantages, as well as pitfalls. Who wouldn’t want unlimited vacation? Employees like it because they gain more time to relax and can come back to the office refreshed and ready to work. Employers, like you, can benefit,... Find out more »

How Employer-Sponsored Dental Insurance Supports Employees’ Overall Health

April 12, 2019
Employer-sponsored dental insurance can play an integral part in your employees’ health. Regular dental exams detect issues before they become big problems. Dentists gain insight into patients’ overall health by looking at the health of the mouth, teeth and gums. In addition, dental... Find out more »

Millennials – Changing the Health Care Landscape

March 27, 2019
Studies show that millennials are not interested in having a primary care doctor. They are looking to the Internet, urgent care and employers to help with their health care needs. Millennials are the 83 million Americans born from 1981 to 1996 and who are now 23 to 38. The U.S. Census Bureau... Find out more »

How to Determine Whether Your Voluntary Plans Fall Under Safe Harbor

March 12, 2019
Don’t assume you’re in compliance with the Voluntary Plans Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) safe harbor rules just because you don’t contribute to the cost of your employees’ voluntary benefits. ComplianceBug, LLC, a provider of online risk assessment and... Find out more »

How to Prepare for Retirement – Beyond Saving Money

February 25, 2019
It’s never too soon — or too late — to plan for retirement and to take positive steps for saving money More than three out of five 65-year-olds are expected to reach age 80, according to the Social Security Administration — an increase of almost 50 percent from 50 years... Find out more »

Trending: New “Instant” Payroll App

Even employees who save money can run into a bit of financial trouble. A new payroll option might make their lives easier. ADP, Daily Pay, Kronos, Even and other online payroll administrators now give employers the option of offering their hourly employees access to their paychecks for work... Find out more »

Why Generics are Good for Your Pocketbook (and Health Insurance Premiums)

February 22, 2019
When available, generic drug substitutes generally save about 30 percent. Generic medications have been hailed as a great way to save money on prescriptions and control escalating health insurance premiums. Generics usually cost substantially less than name-brand drugs, but be aware that... Find out more »

Benefit Planning Strategies for 2019-2020

February 21, 2019
Although employer-sponsored group health benefit open enrollment is behind us, it’s not too early to start looking at what strategies will be in favor in 2019 to curb costs. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reports that group health benefits are expected to approach $15,000... Find out more »

New AHP Resources Now Available

January 28, 2019
Employers interested in forming Association Health Plans (AHP) to purchase health care benefits for their employees have a resource to help with federal regulations and guidelines. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) added compliance assistance information to its Employer.gov website:... Find out more »