Why the New HRAs Are Good for Business

A new final rule issued by the US Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury recently created two new…


Northeast Paid Family Medical Leave Round Up

As pressures mount for a national paid family and medical leave (PFML) program, since just 17 percent of private-industry employees had…


Severance: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

While there is no requirement in the Fair Labor Standards Act for severance pay and it’s optional in the vast majority…


A Health Insurance Solution: Reference-based Pricing

In the continued quest to manage rising healthcare expenses, many employers want more control and freedom in plan designs that can…


Should You Go Gray?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the labor force participation rate is expected to increase fastest for the oldest segments…


401k+Payroll=Big Benefits

One of the most popular benefits continues to be 401(k) plans. According to the latest SHRM annual employee benefits survey, 93…


Alternative-Funded Health Plans: A Good Alternative for Small Businesses

With small employer health insurance costs expected to rise again this year, interest in new ways to contain the increases continue…


Can Telemedicine Tame Healthcare Costs?

Telemedicine, meaning activities like video visits and e-visits via smartphones, tablets and computers to evaluate patients, is transforming the way healthcare…


Five Tips to Help You Get FMLA Leave Right

FMLA leave, Family Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave each year. But administering FMLA leave can be challenging for many employers, especially when it comes to accurately tracking leave.


Everything You Need to Know About COBRA


The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives workers and their families who lose health benefits the right to choose to continue the benefits provided by their health plan for a limited time following the loss of a job, death, divorce or certain other life events. Here’s what employers need to know to comply with COBRA regulations.



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