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Alternative Group Plan Funding Gets a Second Look

Alternative Group Plan Funding Gets a Second Look

Watching their group health plan premiums climb higher with each passing year, some employers start looking into alternative funding strategies in hopes they can get a better handle on their employees' health costs. While group plans are the standard, larger employers...

Protecting Your Firm from Employee Benefit Lawsuits

Protecting Your Firm from Employee Benefit Lawsuits

Employment practices and employee benefit-related lawsuits are on the rise - and employers have to be eternally vigilant when it comes to meeting their compliance obligations as plan sponsors. Take the case of Visteon, a global automotive industry supplier, which...

Health Care Strategies for Lakeshore Employers

Total Control Health Plans hosted a webinar to introduce a direct contracting opportunity with Holland Hospital for lakeshore employers.  In addition, Valerie Cramer with HealthBridge provided an overview of this new solution to...

Testing Workers for COVID-19 Raises Privacy, Discrimination Issues

Testing Workers for COVID-19 Raises Privacy, Discrimination Issues

Employers whose businesses continue to operate are obviously concerned about the coronavirus spreading through their worksites, so many have started testing their workers. Recent U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance authorized employers to conduct...

Rebuilding Public Trust in the Healthcare System

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNJ4iFJiORw Rebuilding Public Trust in the Healthcare System | Marty Makary | TEDxBeaconStreetSalon Lack of transparency in healthcare costs, predatory hospital billing and collection practices, have created the greatest challenge to...

How to Handle Group Health Coverage for Laid-off, Furloughed Staff

How to Handle Group Health Coverage for Laid-off, Furloughed Staff

As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, many employers have had to lay off or furlough staff due to a tremendous drop-off in business. Besides the loss of income they face, these workers will often also lose their employer-sponsored health insurance. With this in mind,...

COVID-19 Changes to Health Plans Must Be Documented, Circulated

COVID-19 Changes to Health Plans Must Be Documented, Circulated

A number of plan sponsors have made changes to their group health plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as covering testing and sometimes treatment without any cost-sharing by the plan enrollee. But any changes that are made must be followed up by amending...

Future of Health Care Post COVID-19 Webinar

Hear from the experts on the future of health care after the COVID-19 crisis, and how employers have an opportunity to reinvent their plans to benefit plan participants and plan sponsors. You'll get the scoop on topics like the future of federal laws surrounding...

Some Insurers Step Up Group Health Plan Assistance

Some Insurers Step Up Group Health Plan Assistance

Some health insurers are helping business workers in group plans maintain employee benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new survey has found.  Social distancing and stay-at-home orders have put the hurt on hundreds of thousands of businesses across the...

Pandemic Could Depress Health Care Costs

Pandemic Could Depress Health Care Costs

A new study predicts that employer health care costs will be stable or could fall this year because medical care for people who are not infected with COVID-19 has actually declined precipitously during the pandemic, all of which would bode well for insurance rates....