• Health Care Costs and Concerns on the Rise

      August 1, 2022 | News/News & Press

      Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) recently shared data from a poll they conducted with the public to assess their experiences with health care costs. Highlights include: Approximately 50% of U.S. adults encounter issues paying for health care. Often, patients are unable to fill prescriptions due to the costs. Adults who are uninsured, Black or Hispanic, or End excerpt

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    • State Legislators Are Considering Ways to Restructure Prior Medical Authorization Practices

      June 2, 2022 | News

      The goal of prior authorization requirements is to decrease unnecessary health care spending. Often times, however, patients do not receive timely care due to lengthy steps required to obtain prior authorization. Patients could face life threatening conditions because doctors must wait until prior authorization is granted to provide necessary care. After examining grievances from doctors End excerpt

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    • Changes On the Way! The I-9 Form to Become More User Friendly

      April 15, 2022 | News

      The I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form, the onboarding document required by the federal government used to record employment eligibility in the United States, is scheduled for an overhaul by the time the current form expires on October 31, 2022.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing changes that will simplify and clarify the I-9 End excerpt

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    • Engagement Deep Dive

      March 17, 2022 | News/News & Press

      Pharmacy spend remains a top priority for many employers. Pharmacy also known as Rx, is typically one of the highest cost drivers in employer-sponsored health plans. It has become increasingly important for CFO’s and Benefit Administrators to understand their Rx spend and how they can better manage and engage employees around what is frequently a End excerpt

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    • Contractor Portal

      January 27, 2022 | News

      Earlier this month, the OFCCP released a bulletin announcing the creation of its new “Contractor Portal”.  The portal must be used by federal contractors and subcontractors with 50 or more employees and $50,000 in contracts to certify annually that they have developed and maintained an affirmative action plan (AAP). The portal will also allow contractors End excerpt

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    • Why Employee Education & Engagement on Healthcare Is Important

      December 13, 2021 | News/News & Press

      Lack of employee engagement and education can lead to uncontrollable costs in health plans and unsustainable increases that get passed on to employees through premium increases. This brief will exam the long-term impact that education and engagement can of on employer’s bottom line. According to Mike Wolf, associate vice chair for research in the department End excerpt

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    • Navigating the Employer Vaccine Mandate’s

      November 7, 2021 | COVID_19/HR News/News/News & Press

      Currently there are two mandates requiring private employers to ensure that their employees are vaccinated for COVID-19. Under President Biden’s Executive Order 14042, Federal Contractors and Subcontractors are required to have their employees receive a COVID-19 vaccination unless they are eligible for a legal exemption (medical disability or religious exemption). Under the U.S. Department of End excerpt

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    • Federal Contractors and Companies Requiring Vaccinations

      August 17, 2021 | News/News & Press

      Federal Contractors and Companies Requiring Vaccinations Recently, the Biden administration announced new measures to encourage vaccinations among Americans. Focusing primarily on increasing vaccinations at the federal level, President Biden stated that all federal government employees and on-site federal contractors are required to attest to their vaccination status. This order only applies to onsite contractors. At End excerpt

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    • “No Surprise Act” focused on eliminating Balanced Billing

      July 12, 2021 | News/News & Press

      “No Surprise Act” focused on eliminating Balanced Billing An Interim Final Rule was recently issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, the Department of the Treasury, and the Office of Management and Budget implementing key provisions of the No Surprise Act, which was passed late last year to stop End excerpt

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    • Employers benefit strategies are focusing on Voluntary Workplace and EAP’s

      June 14, 2021 | News

      Employers benefit strategies are focusing on Voluntary Workplace and EAP’s In today’s business environment employers are having to refocus their benefit strategies in order to meet the increasing needs of their employee’s and candidates.  Voluntary benefits have become a major focus and are more important now than ever to a company’s total rewards strategy. Critical End excerpt

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