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3 Strategies to Support Employee Mental Health in 2020

Author: Mike Johnson

Category: Employee Benefits

Back in 2014 the first large-scale survey of mental illness and its treatment in the United States since the early 1990s was completed by Harvard Health Publishing. Keep in mind that this was back in 2014 when the world of mental health was still largely kept behind private, closed doors...

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Legislative Brief: Cadillac Tax and Other Key ACA Taxes Repealed

On Dec. 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law a spending bill that prevents a government shutdown and repeals the following three taxes and fees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

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Final Forms for 2019 ACA Reporting Released

On Dec. 9, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released final 2019 forms and instructions for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056.

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“Why Am I Getting This Bill From My Provider?” Helping Employees Understand & Respond to Unexpected Balance Billing

Author: Becky Boggio

Category: Employee Benefits

With increasing frequency we find that the employees enrolled in our group health insurance plans are getting a shock when they open their mail. They are unexpectedly receiving bills for hundreds, if not thousands of dollars for health care that they THOUGHT was in network and pre-approved.

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Mike Johnson Named Employee Benefit Practice Lead

Hausmann-Johnson Insurance (HJI) and The Benefit Services Group, Inc. (BSG®) are pleased to announce that Mike Johnson has been named Employee Benefit Practice Lead. Mike will be responsible for the sales functions of our employee benefits business unit and will work directly with our team of..

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Creating a Winning Worksite Benefits Strategy for your Business

Author: John Manthy

Category: Employee Benefits

With the economy being as robust as it’s been in many years, the importance of attracting and retaining top talent has never been greater. While the cost of health care continues to increase, employers are looking for ways to expand benefit offerings. Modern voluntary worksite benefits often..

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Episode 3.3: The Top 3 Compliance Issues Businesses Face

Do you have a plan document? Are you sending out the required notices to your employees, and do they even read or understand them? Are you HIPAA compliant? It's very important to know where your company stands on your compliance obligations.

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5 Tips for Optimizing Your Employee Communications Strategy

Author: Liz Pond

Category: Employee Benefits

Believe it or not, we’re almost halfway through 2019! The mid-year point is a great time to reassess your communications strategy to ensure your employees are understanding and making the most of their benefits. If you don’t currently have a strategy, it’s never too late to start thinking about..

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Episode 3.2: Communicating Your Benefit Plan's Value to Employees

Companies spend a lot of time and even more money putting together a valuable benefits plan. Unfortunately, employees still see the annual benefits process as burdensome and problematic. What can employers do to make this process more engaging and ensure employees can see the value in their..

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Benefit Education – Going Beyond Open Enrollment

It’s the time of year where open enrollment is well behind us and probably isn’t top of mind until we have to start preparing again for next year. This is great time to reflect and ask ourselves: How many employees truly understand the benefits choices they have made?  Most employees do one of..

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