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.
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..
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..
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.
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..
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..
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..
Value-based care is understood to be an improved approach to reducing the cost of health care when compared with the current fee-for-service model. This is because value-based care compensates providers for improved patient outcomes instead of compensating them for providing greater amounts of..
Not all medical care is the same. Are your employees getting the most appropriate care available, to achieve the best possible outcomes?