Benefits Buzz December 2017

Did You Know?

According to the annual Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust employer health benefits survey, over half of large employers have embraced telemedicine, with 63% offering health care services through this method.

Of these employers, 33 percent offer financial incentives to receive health care services this way, as opposed to an in-person physician visit.

Benefits Buzz April 2017

Did You Know?

In late February 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) extended an existing transition policy for certain health plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for an additional year, to policy years beginning on or before Oct. 1, 2018.

During this transition period, health coverage in the individual or small group market that meets certain criteria will not be considered to be out of compliance with the ACA's market reforms.

Benefits Buzz March 2017

Did You Know?

Becoming health care literate can be complicated.  Knowing your benefits and their costs can be a daunting task for anyone.

In fact, being health care literate might be even harder than you think.

Benefits Buzz November 2016

Did You Know?

As part of the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently awarded a total of $14.9 million in grants to six states. The specific amount awarded to each state is as follows: