Live Well, Work Well – Feb.

February: American Heart Month Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States, causing about 610,000 deaths annually. Heart disease is also an extremely expensive disease—costing the United States about $207 billion annually in the cost of health care, medications and lost productivity. Live Well, Work Well…

Live Well, Work Well January 2017

Live Well, Work Well January 2017 The New Year and How It May Affect Your Benefits The beginning of 2017 signals a new plan year for some insurance plans. For individuals with these plans, this means that any changes made to health plans and new deductibles will take effect Jan. 1, 2017. It will be…

Know Your Insurance 2017

Know Your Insurance 2017 2017 Marketplace Cost Trends The open enrollment period for obtaining health coverage for 2017 through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace begins Nov. 1, 2016, and ends Jan. 31, 2017. In order for your health plan to become effective by Jan. 1, 2017, you must enroll in or change your health…

HR Brief January 2017

HR Brief January 2017 Handling Election Tension in the Office Politics are an especially polarizing force that separate us from one another. That divide is felt at home, in public and even in the workplace—where it can be particularly disruptive, according to a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) article. FINAL_HR_Brief_2017

Benefits Bulletin Quarter 1 2017

Benefits Bulletin Quarter 1 2017 DOL Overtime Rule Update On Nov. 22, 2016, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule was halted by a preliminary injunction, issued by a federal judge in Texas. The rule, which was scheduled to take effect Dec. 1, 2016, would have increased the annual salary threshold for “white collar overtime…

Benefits Buzz January 2017

Benefits Buzz January 2017 Overtime Rule Delayed Until Further Notice On Nov. 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction, halting the enforcement of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule nationwide until further notice. The rule, which was set to take effect on Dec. 1, 2016, would have increased the…

Benefits Buzz – December

2017 Marketplace Plan Premiums Rise 25 Percent The open enrollment period for obtaining health coverage for 2017 through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace begins Nov. 1, 2016, and ends Jan. 31, 2017. The 2017 Marketplace looks a bit different than it did last year, especially in regards to increased premium costs. Benefits Buzz –…