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The Flu Vaccine and Your Employees: Three Ways to Promote Wellness

2021-01-09T13:34:27-05:00September 30th, 2020|Blog, Employee Wellness, Employer|

Promoting the flu vaccine is a triple-win for employers. It can increase employee wellness and morale during an incredibly uncertain time. It can reduce the economic burden of flu-related lost workdays (20.1 million in the U.S.). And it can protect employees while the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to loom. Since all health [...]

These Behavioral Science Techniques Can Help Employees Choose Better Health Plans

2021-01-09T13:24:32-05:00September 16th, 2020|Blog, Broker, Employer, Health Benefits Decision Support, Open Enrollment|

People don’t like choosing health insurance. Less than 10 percent of people change plans each year and the majority would rather do three hours of intense physical activity than examine their plan choices more closely. Now, that all needs to change – this year may be the most important open enrollment of our lifetime. [...]

Preventive Drug Benefits: Find out what types are covered

2020-10-28T10:31:04-04:00September 16th, 2020|Blog, Employee, Employee Resources|

Did you know that many preventive drugs are covered by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)? The ACA regulated the coverage of many preventive services to make sure they are available under all benefit plans—including private health insurance. In addition, insurance providers often fully cover additional preventive services on some High Deductible [...]

Build Resilience in Your Workforce

2021-01-09T13:11:02-05:00September 3rd, 2020|Blog, Broker, Employee Wellness, Employer|

Employees are facing unimaginable upheaval because of COVID-19. They’ve been forced to navigate a transformed virtual workplace while their personal world shrinks to within the limits of quarantines and social distancing. They’ve watched colleagues, family, and friends endure layoffs and furloughs alongside a drastically shrinking economy. They’ve witnessed an unprecedented number of lives lost. [...]

How to Read A Summary of Benefits and Coverage: Tips for interpreting your plan documents

2020-10-28T10:30:24-04:00September 2nd, 2020|Blog, Employee, Employee Resources|

Do you know how to read your Summary of Benefits and Coverage document (or SBC)? This is a consumer facing document outlining the coverage provided by a health insurance plan. Devoid of legalese, this summary helps to clarify the cost-sharing structure of a plan without the need to digest lengthy fine print from an [...]

Communicating Health Benefits Virtually – Five Tips for Success

2021-01-09T12:44:16-05:00August 13th, 2020|Blog, Broker, COVID-19, Employer, Health Benefits Communication, Open Enrollment|

The shift to remote work means that open enrollment is going to look and feel drastically different this year. The good news? Taking things virtual could actually make it easier for employees to understand the benefits you offer. After all, health benefits are confusing: Only 4 percent of Americans can correctly define deductible, co-pay, [...]

Health Insurance Basics: Plan Types

2021-01-09T11:42:52-05:00July 23rd, 2020|Blog, Employee, Employee Resources|

Choosing between the different types of health insurance plans is hard. The first thing to do is understand the basics. Get started with this easy overview of the different types of health insurance plans: High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) An HDHP plan is defined by the IRS as having a higher deductible than most [...]

Eliminate Your Employees’ Top Five Health Planning Complaints AND Save Your Company Money

2020-10-28T10:34:21-04:00July 5th, 2020|Blog, Broker, Consumer Directed Health Plans, Employer, Health Benefits Decision Support, Open Enrollment|

We know… it sounds too good to be true. Consumers across the country are frustrated by the ever-increasing costs of health care, and employers are spending millions of dollars on health care plans that seem to only add to that frustration. Employees want better options; employers want to provide them; but no one is [...]

Compare HSAs, HRAs, and FSAs

2020-10-28T10:27:41-04:00June 23rd, 2020|Blog, Employee, Employee Resources|

Wondering about the difference between HSAs, HRAs, and FSAs? You're not the only one who feels like there are too many acronyms and too little time. HSAs, HRAs, and FSAs are accounts used to pay for qualified medical expenses, prescription drugs, dental and vision expenses. Health Savings Account (HSA) – is a savings account [...]