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Why COBRA is Still a Good Option

Have you heard that COBRA may go away? Because of the Affordable Care Act’s mandates for guarantee issue of individual policies, some people seem to think that COBRA is no longer necessary. The ACA prohibits pre-existing conditions which makes is easier for employees to find policies without too much difficulty – so COBRA must be going away, right?

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First PCORI Filing Statistics Revealed

A recent report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration revealed the 2012 PCORI filing numbers. The PCORI fee is used to fund the PCOR Institute which funds research that provides information to assist patients and healthcare providers to make informed health care decisions.

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4 Ways to Increase Employee Wellness Participation

Whether you have a fully-implemented Employee Wellness Program or occasionally host wellness events in the workplace, you may struggle with getting some employees to become actively engaged.

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Spring Cleaning: Employee Benefit Outsourcing

Complex labor and benefit laws have always created administrative challenges for companies across the country. Whether it’s Family and Medical Leave Act issues or Affordable Care Act requirements, it’s tough for employers to manage all the information, let alone manage it with complete confidence. The answer for more and more employers is to outsource some of the administrative management to experts.

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What is it: The Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

If you are a small employer with fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees, you may be eligible for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit.

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Streamlining Benefits Management

Do you spend time reconciling insurance premium or filling out forms for your carriers? Benefits management can be stressful as well as time-consuming so here’s a logical solution: Consolidated Billing.

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