group coverage

Waiving HDHP Deductibles Has Little Effect on Premiums, Study Says

Waiving HDHP Deductibles Has Little Effect on Premiums, Study Says

Employers who offer health savings account-eligible high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) to employees can significantly expand pre-deductible coverage for certain drugs used to manage chronic conditions — with only a tiny effect on premiums. That's the finding of a...

Illness or Injury: How Your Business Can Protect Your Employees

Illness or Injury: How Your Business Can Protect Your Employees

According to a recent survey, four in 10 American workers live paycheck to paycheck. This means that an unexpected illness or injury that takes someone off the job for more than a few days can have devastating consequences for many of your employees who depend on...

Importance of Educating Gen Z Workers on Benefits

Importance of Educating Gen Z Workers on Benefits

It always takes more time than usual to onboard new employees — particularly ones who are new to the workforce altogether — to your employee benefits plans. Keep in mind that the ritual of choosing a benefits package is a brand-new experience for people who are new to...

Time to Comply with Health Plan Transparency Rules

Time to Comply with Health Plan Transparency Rules

July 1 was the deadline for health plans to make public their in-network negotiated rates, out-of-network billed charges, and more. While health plans will be required to post this information, employers who sponsor their group health insurance for their employees...

Inflation Could Hit Group Health Insurance Premiums

Inflation Could Hit Group Health Insurance Premiums

The health care sector is not immune to the effects of spiking inflation, and the increasing cost of care is likely to spill over into health insurance — but it's uncertain by how much. Mid-year is the time that health insurers start setting their pricing for the...

How Your Staff Can Save on Childcare, Health Services

How Your Staff Can Save on Childcare, Health Services

One of the most underused employee benefits available is the "cafeteria" plan ― which can benefit both the employer and the employee. These plans allow workers to withhold a portion of their pre-tax salary to cover certain medical or childcare expenses. The benefits...

Many Employees Choosing the Wrong Health Plans

Many Employees Choosing the Wrong Health Plans

A new study  has found that many people in employer-sponsored health plans are enrolling in plans that are costing them more than they ought to be paying. Many employees choose pricey plans with low deductibles, which force them to spend more up front on premiums...

More Employers Add Narrow Networks to Offerings

More Employers Add Narrow Networks to Offerings

More employers are including narrow provider network insurance plans among their plan offerings to their employees to give them a lower-cost premium option. Narrow provider networks limit the number of covered providers included in health insurance plans. While these...