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Midyear Changes

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 […]

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Tackling the High Cost of Alaskan Healthcare

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 […]

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How to Build Cost Effective Senior Living Facilities

The senior living industry continues to build out and refurbish its footprint throughout the United States…

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Tobacco Surcharges

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.

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Addressing Project Site Security With Active Monitoring Systems

Buildings under construction have a greater potential for significant property damage from fire than occupied buildings.

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HHS Proposes to Rescind Adoption of HDIP

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).

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