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Rollovers, Grace Periods and Run Outs

Each year, it is highly recommended that all companies who offer flexible spending accounts review three important terms that are FSA-related. Your human relations team probably has a good understanding of FSA rollovers, grace periods and runout periods, most employees in other departments tend to not know the difference between them. In some cases, they…

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State of the Union Address and Employee Benefits

Every year, the President of the United States gives the State of the Union Address (SOTU) to a joint session of Congress. President Trump gave the SOTU for 2019 earlier this year, and brought up several key issues regarding employee benefits and workplace healthcare. Some of those issues Trump talked about were paid family leave,…

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Stop-Loss Excess Insurance Q And A

As the landscape for healthcare coverage in the workplace continues to change, and more regulations occur, more employers are considering the move to a self-insured model instead of the traditional full-coverage model. Self-insuring healthcare for businesses used to be something that was used strictly by large corporations, but since the passing of the Affordable Care…

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Self Funded Health Plans

As healthcare premiums continue to increase, and employee needs increasingly diversify, the majority of employers seem to be searching for options. A self-funded or level-funded health plan can be attractive to employers in a variety of different reasons, the most of which is saving on claims and ensuring a higher level of financial security. What…

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What is Risk Management in Healthcare

Risk Management in Healthcare is as crucial as it is unique. No matter what the industry, every business has a protocol in place to minimize risks. In addition, they help increase things like employee safety and morale. In healthcare, the field deals primarily with the lives, safety, and wellbeing of patients. This gives healthcare risk…

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Stop Loss Insurance

As a self-insured employer, you know that self-funded healthcare plans come with benefits and risks. How can stop loss insurance protect your business, and do you really need it? What types of companies take out stop loss insurance? Is there contract terminology associated with medical stop loss? Read on if you’re still on the fence…

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Self Funded Health Insurance Plans – What are They and How Can They Help?

In the constantly changing world of healthcare, employers are seeing premium costs increase steadily, so many of these employers seek out options to cut insurance expenses. One of these options is to use a self-funded health insurance plan. Rather than purchasing a traditional fully insured healthcare plan from a large carrier, the employer covers employee…

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