Topic: Employers

    Get ERISA compliant now to avoid fines in 2019
    By Emily Kubis on November 29, 2018

      Employers must furnish notices or face penalties Employers providing group health insurance are required by the Department of Labor to furnish...

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    Should employees take a hardship withdrawal from their 401(k)?
    By Emily Kubis on November 26, 2018

      What HR needs to know about 401(k) hardship withdrawals The IRS has recently proposed expanding 401(k) hardship withdrawals, which means it may...

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    UnitedHealthcare launches new health plan option for Tennessee small employers
    By Emily Kubis on November 13, 2018

      New option for small employers could produce savings UnitedHealthcare announced this fall the launch of a new group health plan option for small...

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    Family premiums for employer plans top nearly $20,000
    By Emily Kubis on October 17, 2018

      Costs outpace wages, inflation Annual family premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose five percent to $19,616 in 2018, according to...

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    How employers can lower group health plan claims
    By Emily Kubis on October 15, 2018

      Three ways to lower claim costs As healthcare prices continue to rise, most employers would like to have more control over their group health...

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    UnitedHealthcare launches Association Health Plan option for Texas small employers
    By Emily Kubis on October 4, 2018

      New option could produce premium savings for some groups UnitedHealthcare announced this week the launch of a state-wide geographically-based...

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    Are hospitals driving drug costs for employers?
    By Emily Kubis on September 28, 2018

      Study puts blame on hospital markups Who is responsible for high healthcare costs, and high pharmaceutical costs in particular? The back and...

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    Tips to reduce out-of-network claims
    By Emily Kubis on September 24, 2018

      Out-of-network claims increase cost pressure on employers A new study released by the Kaiser Family Foundation reports that nearly one in five...

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    Five questions HR should ask about benefits software
    By Alex Tolbert on September 19, 2018

    Featured in HR Technologist: In a competitive job market, a comprehensive benefits package is a key tool for recruitment and retention. But...

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    When it comes to benefits, think like a CFO
    By Brian Tolbert on August 15, 2018

      How to get more transparency and better control over healthcare costs Benefits are typically the largest expense item in a company’s budget next...

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