2017 Health Insurance Renewals – Inside the Numbers
A sneak peek Curious about your upcoming health insurance renewal? Wonder no more because the numbers are in! Get a jump start and find the right plan for your company in 2017. Our Crystal Ball You may be asking, how do you know what my renewal will be before I do? […]Read More
New Mandatory Employer Survey from CMS
Our Wonderful Government… Quick, what health insurance plan did you have in 2011? Seems like a strange question but due to CMS’s recent mailing it’s one you may have to answer. The letter refers to an online questionnaire for employers dubbed the Data Match Project. In it you are asked to recall and enter health insurance plans details from 2011-2013. […]Read More
5 Easy Tips to Help Your Benefits Stand Out!
Why do you offer benefits? New recruits and current employees alike often compare health insurance packages when deciding on a new job. Therefore small businesses that offer the right coverages are more likely to attract and retain high quality employees. So we wanted to share a few tips that will help make your benefits package […]Read More
Does your business have an employee handbook?
Uniform policy, sick days, benefit options… all in one place! An employee asks “how many vacation days do I have left?”. This seemingly harmless questions will cause many small business owners anxiety. The nervous employer may wonder: How many vacation days do we give employees? Does the amount increase after […]Read More
Hidden Gems of the ACA
If you had the time to read through the 2,300 page health care reform bill you might be surprised that it is not all bad, or good for that matter. However we have been reading not only the bill but also the plethora of articles, both in print and on […]Read More
Understanding Secondary Insurance
Is it better to be covered by two health insurance policies? We get asked this question more often than you would think. Two common scenarios are; a couple who is offered coverage by both of their employers or a child that is eligible to go on both of their parent’s […]Read More
Is Your Employee Benefits Broker Benefiting You?
Many non-business owners look at larger employers with a jealous eye. They see the power, assets and the social status of these entrepreneurs and would like to have such things for themselves. What they don’t see are the headaches, long hours, responsibilities and pressure that such a person is subject […]Read More
Pennsylvania Mini COBRA for Small Employers
Are You Compliant with PENNSYLVANIA mini COBRA? The Pennsylvania Mini COBRA laws have been on the books for a few years now. Yet many small employers in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania are either not aware or simply ignoring the new requirements. Below is a short guide to the relatively new law that […]Read More
Health Insurance for Small Businesses
Small is a relative term. Working with “Small” businesses for over a decade now it is clear that though their number of employees may be small their health insurance bills can be awfully big! Sometimes the numbers can be staggering, employers paying well over $500 a month for an employee […]Read More
Limiting Coverage to Employees Only May Help Employers and Employees
Nearly all employers allow their employees to add dependents, such as a spouse or a child, to their medical insurance plan. Some companies even pay a portion of the extra premium that results from adding the dependents. As health insurance premiums skyrocketed over the past few years however many employers […]Read More