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Changes for 2014: Small Employer Health Care Tax Credit

For tax years beginning in 2014 or later, there are a few changes coming to the small employer health care tax credit program.  These changes include an increase to the maximum amount of the credit, a requirement that employers obtain group coverage through an Exchange, and a new two-year limit on taking the credit. Here […]

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Reducing Health Care Costs by Lowering Utilization

If it’s your job to find ways to reduce health care costs at your company, then you may not want to read the article that I tweeted out recently. In case you missed it, here it is: Study: More than two-thirds of ER visits avoidable – Articles – Employee Benefit News https://t.co/W5Tawd29yL #cbgbenefits — Dan […]

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Complying with the 90-day Waiting Period Limit

On March 21, 2013, a proposed rule on the 90-day waiting period limit that is set by the Affordable Care Act was issued that would apply to plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2014. To help companies understand if they will be in compliance with this proposed rule, we’re happy to share clarification, examples, and a […]

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Impact of Health Care Reform: Large vs. Small Employers

As employers seek to understand their responsibility under health care reform, it’s important to note that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes different requirements on a “large employer” vs. a “small employer.” Also, an employer may be considered a small employer for one rule but a large employer for another. To help companies easily understand where […]

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Common Ownership Rules and the Pay or Play Penalty

Starting on January 1st, 2014, large employers may face a penalty depending on the health insurance coverage that they offer. These penalties, which are part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), may be incurred if a company does not offer minimum essential coverage to full-time employees and their dependents. Also, companies that do offer insurance […]

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6 Reasons to Promote Wellness in the Workplace

When it comes to launching and running a workplace wellness program, there certainly are a number of factors that may come into play. Recently, we highlighted 10 components that need to be in place to ensure the program succeeds. But today, we’re going to answer a slightly different question regarding this topic: Why should I […]

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5 Wellness Program Tips for Companies on a Budget

While many companies recognize the need to promote employee wellness within their organization, the truth is that many fail to devote the necessary resources towards doing so. If you currently find that the company’s budget is limiting what you can do in this area, here are 5 tips that can help you implement and promote […]

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Benefits and Employee Self-Service

Many folks that work in Human Resources today rightfully acknowledge that their office entryway is seemingly a revolving door… one that ensures that employee’s questions may get answered, but that very little time (if any) is left to work on growing the company’s business. With many HR departments being asked to do more with less, that “revolving […]

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3 Keys to Success: Consumer-Directed Health Plans

With enrollment in consumer-directed health plans (CDHP) continuing to rise — according to various reports, enrollment has more than doubled since 2008 — it’s important that the companies offering these plans take steps to ensure they will succeed. Below are three areas where companies need to strategically take action. Increase Educational Efforts One of the key […]

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Employee Wellness Goals in 2013: Healthy Eating

As we start a new year, many of us will step back and assess our health. While we may look back to see what goals we’ve achieved in the past 12 months, we often focus on  what we don’t like about our current situation. To help employers — including Human Resources Managers and Directors — […]

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