THE REAL VALUE OF A VISION PLAN

In today’s market, attracting, keeping and caring for your employees can give you a competitive advantage. The value of offering a voluntary vision plan is that it can bring both financial benefits to your company and can be an outward…

5 Small Business Attraction and Retention Trends for 2023

Employers of all sizes are currently facing attraction and retention challenges. These challenges will likely continue through 2023. Successful efforts to win over employees can require a time investment and carry high costs. Unfortunately, small businesses often don’t have excess…

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Health Care Reform: 90-day Waiting Period Limit

Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits group health plans and group health insurance issuers from applying any waiting period that exceeds 90 days. This waiting period limit does not require an employer to offer coverage to any…

8 Tips for Effective 2023 Open Enrollment Communication

Now more than ever, employees are looking to their employers for guidance on navigating their available benefits and how to stretch their dollars further. As such, effective open enrollment communication is critical this year. According to a Voya Financial survey,…

California Announces $15.50 Minimum Wage Rate for 2023

The California Department of Industrial Relations has announced that the state hourly minimum wage will increase to $15.50 an hour on Jan. 1, 2023. The new rate will apply to all employers, regardless of how many individuals they employ. California’s…

Health Plan Enrollment Rules

Employers that sponsor group health plans have some different options available to them for designing their plans’ enrollment process. When it comes to enrollment, health plan sponsors should have rules in place regarding: When employees can enroll in the health…

Early Preparation Is Crucial for 2023 Open Enrollment

The job market is still dealing with the aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Workers are taking stock of their circumstances and considering which employment perks matter the most. Specifically, employees are increasingly more concerned about their physical and mental health,…

Price Comparison Tool Required for 2023 Plan Years

Effective for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2023, group health plans and health insurance issuers must make an internet-based price comparison tool available to participants, beneficiaries and enrollees. This requirement comes from final rules regarding transparency in…

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