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COVID – 19 Status update 3-23-20

Here are our latest observations on the impact of COVID - 19 on employers. Miller Johnson hosted a good webinar this morning on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  You can find the recording here.  A number of questions were answered throughout their...

Covid-19 update 3-19-20

In follow up to our previous posts, here are a few key updates related to the latest impacts on the Coronavirus for employee benefit programs.   President Trump has signed the emergency legislation expanding FMLA and providing sick pay into law.  The effects of...

Update on Covid – 19 Legislation

In follow up to our post from yesterday, we have another update for you related to the impact of Covid - 19 on employers with regards to their benefit program.   First, here are two good resources for additional information: Here is an update on Employment, Liability,...

Substance-Abuse Benefits under Affordable Care Act

One less-touted aspect of the Affordable Care Act is that it provides employers more tools for assisting employees with substance-abuse problems to seek help.According to a study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 10% of America’s...

Employer Health Insurance & Coronavirus

Employers are being faced with a rapidly changing economic environment, the possibility of a forced shut-down, and a workforce who are concerned about income and the need to care for dependents.  The purpose of this email is to provide information surrounding a number...

Employer Guide for Dealing with the Coronavirus

Employer Guide for Dealing with the Coronavirus

As the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus gains momentum and potentially begins to spread in North America, employers will have to start considering what steps they can take to protect their workers while fulfilling their legal obligations. Employers are in a...

Reference Pricing Can Reduce Medical Outlays, Costs

Reference Pricing Can Reduce Medical Outlays, Costs

In an effort to coax health plan participants to use price-shopping behavior when deciding on where to have a procedure, more insurers are starting to roll out a system known as “reference pricing.” With reference pricing, the health insurer imposes a limit on the...

Trends Shaping Health Insurance and Health Care in 2020

Trends Shaping Health Insurance and Health Care in 2020

As a new decade begins, the health insurance industry is on the cusp of making a leap towards improved, higher-tech management of health plan participants. A recent paper by Capgemini, an insurance technology and consulting firm, predicts the following trends that...