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KFF Survey Explores America’s Mental Health Crisis

By |2022-10-26T16:51:03+00:00October 26th, 2022|Blog, Employee Benefits|

Mental health is a serious concern for the majority of American adults, according to a new survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and CNN.

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IRS Issues Final Rules for Family Coverage Affordability Determination

By |2022-10-13T14:23:05+00:00October 13th, 2022|Blog, Employee Benefits|

The IRS has issued final regulations that change the way employer-sponsored plan affordability is calculated when determining if a family is eligible for a premium tax credit (PTC) when purchasing individual health insurance through a public Exchange.

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Employers Look to Improve Health and Benefits Offerings Ahead of 2023 Open Enrollment

By |2022-09-29T20:38:26+00:00September 20th, 2022|Blog, Employee Benefits|

To attract and retain top talent, employers are increasingly offering improved health and benefits packages. A recent survey by Mercer found that more than two-thirds of employers plan to make changes to their health care and benefits offerings ahead of open enrollment for 2023.

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Fertility Treatments Could Be Affected by State Abortion Bans

By |2022-09-29T20:23:33+00:00September 17th, 2022|Blog, Employee Benefits|

In states where abortion has been banned, fertility treatments could also be affected, even if unintentionally. If the wording of the abortion bans is not careful, it could make some fertility treatments illegal and make it more difficult for people to access them.

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Virtual Physical Therapy: The Rise of Telerehabilitation

By |2022-09-29T20:37:13+00:00September 16th, 2022|Blog, Employee Benefits|

Healthcare experts predict that virtual physical therapy, or telerehabilitation, of musculoskeletal conditions will become increasingly popular and will likely comprise a significant portion of telehealth services delivered in the future.

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Final Rule Implements Ban on Surprise Medical Billing

By |2022-09-07T15:48:08+00:00September 7th, 2022|Blog, Employee Benefits|

On Aug. 19, 2022, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury (Departments) jointly released a final rule implementing the ban on surprise medical billing under the No Surprises Act (NSA), which was enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA).

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Proposed Overtime Rule Scheduled for October

By |2022-09-06T13:25:23+00:00September 4th, 2022|Blog, Employee Benefits|

The proposed rule will provide guidance on how bona fide executive, administrative, and professional employees can be exempted from the minimum wage and overtime requirements laid out by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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Removing the Stigma Surrounding Debt Benefits

By |2022-09-06T13:25:10+00:00September 3rd, 2022|Blog, Employee Benefits|

Debt is often a taboo topic, but it's essential to talk about it openly. According to a recent study by Nerdwallet, the average American family has more than $155,000 in debt. When expenses arise unexpectedly, as they do two or more times a year for one-third of Americans, this can cause families a lot of stress.

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Survey Finds Changes in Benefits Priorities

By |2022-09-02T14:01:04+00:00September 2nd, 2022|Blog, Employee Benefits|

The ranking order of benefits has returned to its pre-pandemic status, with health care and retirement benefits in the top two spots again. Overall, employers now consider that offering benefits is more important than ever.

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