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 country, which has forced them to reduce employees' hours, furlough them or lay them off. Besides [...]

By | 2020-06-23T15:59:54-07:00 June 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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. Because of the fear of contagion, health care practitioners have expressed [...]

By | 2020-06-17T19:00:32-07:00 June 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Open Shop and Bring Staff Back to Work

If your business is preparing to open due to a relaxation of shelter-at-home orders, you should proceed with caution and make sure you have safeguards in place to protect your workers, as well as customers if they are entering your premises. How can you take that first step back to a semblance of normalcy? Here [...]

By | 2020-06-10T19:40:49-07:00 June 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

IRS Allows Mid-Year Changes to Health Plans, FSAs

The IRS has loosened restrictions on employees who want to make changes to their group health plans and flexible spending accounts (FSAs) in the middle of the policy year. IRS rules are typically stringent and rigid, barring changes from being made to health plans except during open enrollment. Under the new rules, the employer would [...]

By | 2020-06-09T13:41:57-07:00 June 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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