2023 Employee Benefits Outlook

The 2023 Employee Benefits Market Outlook examines critical employee benefits topics and trends, delivering insights into the market and forecasting where the industry may be headed in 2023 and beyond. Before addressing future trends, it’s critical to understand the important themes from 2022 that laid the groundwork for this year. To that end, the Market […]

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Auto Insurance Increases. Why and What You Can Do To Help!

Americans will be paying almost $1,900 annually for car insurance in 2023, new data reveals.  Based on research conducted for the Article, written by Mary Or “ Revealed – how much more will Americans be paying for car insurance in 2023”, in in the December 2022 Article of Insurance Business America Magazine. Insurance Trends report […]

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Open Enrollment 2023 (Medicare Plans and Individual Health Plans)

Open Enrollment for 2023 has begun.   If you are a Medicare recipient and looking to make changes to your Medicare Advantage Plan, Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) or Supplement, now is the time (Oct 15th through Dec 7th).  With the numerous options available (depending on where your live), you should obtain answers to the following […]

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Bright Health is Exiting the Market

We received notice from Bright Health that they have made the strategic decision to exit the Texas marketplace. “Bright Health is further focusing its business on delivering affordable healthcare to aging and underserved populations through its Fully Aligned Care Model. As a result, after plan year 2022, Bright HealthCare will no longer offer Individual and […]

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Surprise Billing Model Notice – Employee Benefit Plans

On Aug. 19, 2022, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury (Departments) jointly released FAQs implementing provisions of the No Surprises Act (NSA), including the requirement that plans and issuers disclose certain balance billing protections to participants. Previously, the Departments released a model notice that could be used to […]

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Inflations Impact on Insurance

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Like most other goods and services, inflation can also increase the cost of insurance. Insurance and inflation When determining insurance premiums, insurance companies look at a variety of factors including industry trends like number of claims and costs to repair vehicles and homes. If those costs increase, the price of insurance premiums will likely increase […]

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If your Home is Vacant, you are not insured.

Too often, homeowners don’t realize that if they leave their home vacant for a specific period of time, they are leaving themselves unprotected in the event of a loss. A vacant property is one without any personal property in it. Properties are left vacant for a number of reasons: You may have moved into a […]

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IRS Adds to FAQs on Tax Credits for Leave Under FFCRA and ARPA

On March 3, 2022, the IRS issued four new answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about tax credits for employee leave taken under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The new FAQs concern employer and employee reporting of wages for leave taken under the FFCRA and ARPA […]

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