2013 – The Year of Ancillary Benefits

Employers have a new opportunity to offer increased value through ancillary benefits — an area expected to grow substantially in the coming years.

April Webinar: Lessons from the Public Sector

Controlling costs is the top priority for public sector benefits programs, but how can employers know what works and what doesn’t – and how much money can you really save? This webinar will look at best practices researched by Colonial Life and the Government Finance Officers Association.

Knowledge, Choices Fuel Consumerism

Without help and resources from employers, health consumerism might end up in the clearance bin of insurance fads, experts warn.

April Webinar: HIPAA Obligations

Join us for this 90-minute, intermediate-level webinar in which we will provide a brief recap on the HIPAA requirements for group health plans and highlight what’s new and what actions employers need to take to make sure they don’t run afoul with the law.

Agencies Propose Strict 90-Day Waiting Period

Federal agencies continue to issue details on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The latest cover eligibility waiting periods, employee notices and claims appeals regulations.

Firms Find New Solutions in Voluntary Options
Trusted Tools Can Help You Navigate PPACA

Need help wading through all those provisions and decisions related to the health care reform law? We have the top four resources that can put you on the right track and help you stay compliant.

Flu Season Turns Corner, But Challenges Remain

Although the height of the flu season looks to be waning, employers can expect the effects of the annual wave of sickness among the U.S. workforce to linger for a few more months.

High-Deductibles Drive Plan Costs and Consumer Behavior

Nationally, consumer-driven health plans are not achieving long-term savings greater than what would be reached by raising the deductible on traditional PPOs, although some regions are seeing better results, according to the 2012 UBA Health Plan Survey.

Regulation Roundup: The Hits Keep On Coming

The federal government in the past few weeks has kept up the fast pace of pumping out benefits-related guidance.

DOL Issues New FMLA Forms and Notice

The U.S. Department of Labor has released revised model Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms to administer federal FMLA leave and a notice poster.