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Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Introduction Questions surrounding the topic of midyear changes to enrollments have consistently been the most common questions posed by employers. We hope that after reading this issue brief you’ll come away with a better understanding of the rules to make mid-year enrollment changes. If Adding Coverage: Is the Employer Required to Allow the Change? If […]
Monday, March 4, 2019
Greg Loudon Principal, Account Executive Alaskan healthcare insurance costs never seem to stop increasing, and are impeding organizations’ abilities to make investments or fuel growth. In response, Parker, Smith & Feek partners with the nonprofit Pacific Health Coalition creating solutions to help provide lower costs, increased flexibility, and better healthcare access to Alaskan businesses. Read […]
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The senior living industry continues to build out and refurbish its footprint throughout the United States…
Friday, January 25, 2019
Many employers provide incentives to employees (and sometimes their family members) for not smoking or using tobacco products to encourage them to adopt healthier lifestyles and to potentially cut down on medical costs. However, some employers don’t realize that putting such incentives in place may be considered a wellness program and subject to HIPAA and EEOC wellness rules.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Buildings under construction have a greater potential for significant property damage from fire than occupied buildings.
Friday, January 18, 2019
On December 19, 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued proposed regulations to rescind the requirement that employers and plan sponors obtain and use a unique health plan identifier (HPID).
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Reminder! Premiums for the new Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave insurance begin on January 1, 2019!
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
A Texas district court judge has issued a decision in Texas v. Azar, ruling that the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
With employer and employee healthcare costs continuing to increase each year (Health Research Institute predicts the medical cost trend for 2019 will be 6 percent ), companies are looking for ways to help mitigate that rising cost with a variety of technologies.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Massachusetts has introduced a new employer reporting requirement. The Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) form must be completed annually by all employers, even those located outside the state, that have six or more employees working in Massachusetts.
Monday, December 10, 2018
Similar to the last couple years, the IRS announced in Notice 2018-94 that it has extended the due date for employers and insurance companies to provide 2018 Form 1095s to individuals.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Let’s take a minute to understand how last year’s workers’ compensation legislation will affect your business and what you have to look forward to down the road.