Topic: Group Benefits

    Why benefits matters when picking an HR system
    By Alex Tolbert on March 18, 2019

    Questions employers should ask There are more tech options for small employers than ever before, and each solution varies in features,...

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    How are benefits brokers paid?
    By Emily Kubis on March 6, 2019

    Questions employers should ask It can be difficult to compare benefits brokers – they generally say the same things when you meet with them, and...

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    Health spending to hit $6 trillion by 2027
    By Emily Kubis on March 4, 2019

    Three ways employers can bend the cost curve National health spending is expected to hit $6 trillion by 2027, rising to nearly 20 percent of GDP, ...

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    Top benefits for recruitment in 2019
    By Emily Kubis on January 30, 2019

    Using benefits to compete for talent Unemployment rates are at historic lows, and many small and mid-sized employers are struggling to hire in...

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    How many small employers are self-funding?
    By Emily Kubis on January 28, 2019

    Opportunity for small groups to contain costs Just thirteen percent of small employers are self-funding their benefits plan, compared to 81...

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    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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