What is Single Payer?

Single payer is emerging as a potential solution to health care woes in the United States both on some state levels as well as in a recently proposed bill by…

The New York Paid Family Leave Act: What you need to know now.

The New York State Paid Family Leave (PFL) Law is set to go into effect January 1, 2018. Funded by a new payroll tax, the law provides that employees can…

The Importance of HSAs

HSAs are increasing in popularity and now are one option in over a quarter of employer sponsored insurance plans. According to the Kaiser Survey eighty-three percent of covered workers have…

Entering Middle Age? 7 Things To Consider About Your Benefits Plan

“Planning” is the operative word for thinking through healthcare coverage decisions as you age. Although one can never know what the future will bring you can be better prepared by…

The 2017 American Healthcare Act Bill: What Employers Need to Know

The eagerly awaited Trump American Healthcare Act bill has been unveiled to repeal and replace the current Affordable Care Act. This will continue to unfold over the next few months,…

Employer Health Plan Offerings Are Often Out of Reach for Employees Wishing to Purchase Coverage for Children

January 31, 2017 As we all know, the overall cost of employer-sponsored insurance premiums and associated out of pocket costs such as deductibles, co-pays and co-insurance keeps going up. These…

Making the Benefits Process Easier: Key Benefit Terms and Definitions for Employees

The healthcare landscape is getting more and more complicated and all aspects of the annual benefit offerings can quickly become confusing to employees. Its not just during enrollment period but…

Healthy (and Easy) Eating Tips for Employees

The current health and fitness trends provide big opportunities for promoting wellness within the workplace. We perused the web and found some places where you can go to for information…

Tracking Voter Healthcare Issues through the Polls

The election year has created a treasure trove of voter opinions on many public policy issues including health care. In a recent Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: September 2016, when asked…

Heath Risk Assessment Usage Growing

The annual Kaiser Family Foundation 2016 survey of business provided health insurance reports an increase of 3% for family coverage over last year and no increase for individual coverage. The…

Reduce Healthcare Costs Through Electronic HealthCare Data

An important health policy question is, what would it take for consumers to become effective and informed captains of their health and health care? When patients are more actively involved…

Get Up to Date on Reporting Requirements

Do you have questions about compliance? The implementation of the Affordable Care Act has created a new web of regulations for employers providing health insurance to employees in addition to…