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A Tough Pill to Swallow

The rising cost of prescription drugs is a challenge for most companies. Prescription pricing trends show an increase of 11.3 percent in 2016, followed by 11.6 percent in 2017. […]
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Embracing Face Time

The decisions are made. The deadlines are set. And if you’re lucky, you’re almost through enrollment season. Any chance Open Enrollment meetings are in your immediate future? Open Enrollment […]
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What You Need to Know About Prescription Pricing

Many patients face a monthly reminder of high prescription drug costs with every refill. Others are shocked when they go to fill a new prescription. What nearly everyone understands […]
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ACA Compliance Bulletin

On Sept. 28, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released final 2017 forms for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056. Employers should become familiar with […]
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Senate Releases “Better Care Reconciliation Act”

Another version of universal healthcare was released Thursday, this time dubbed the “Better Care Reconciliation Act” or BCRA. After the House passed its “American Health Care Act” in May, […]
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How the wrong benefits administration system can hinder efficiency and put your organization at risk…and what to do about it

It is not an easy time to be a human resources professional. The 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) brought additional reporting, disclosure, and notification requirements. Workload, administrative costs, […]
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The Monetary Value of Sweat

Feel better, live longer and save money—that’s a pretty good trifecta of benefits. It turns out that all three can be reached with a little sweat. But we all […]
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IRS Announces HSA/HDHP Limits for 2018

OVERVIEW On May 5, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2017-37 to announce the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans […]
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Legislative Update: House Republicans Pass Amended AHCA

On May 4, 2017, members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted 217-213 to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), after it had been amended several times. The […]
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Wellness Programs: A Proactive Approach To Healthy Corporate Finances

If you’re not pairing your healthcare coverage with a robust wellness program, you’re addressing only part of the issue you face regarding rising costs. Think of it this way: […]
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