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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Property Claims due to Water damage are on the rise – Are you Covered?

Outlined below are some major factors leading to water damage losses. These losses are potentially contributing to a rise in insurance premiums. Water damage has become the second most common type of insurance claim after wind and hail damage.1 Based on recent reported data from insurers, one in fifty insured property structures will submit a water-related […]

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If you Offer Employee Benefits – You Must Comply with IMPORTANT requirements

Each year, employers providing Employer Sponsored Health Plans, that provide prescription drug coverage must disclose to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) whether that coverage is creditable. Employers must complete an online disclosure with CMS within 60 days after the beginning of the plan year, or March 1, 2022, for calendar year plans.   If […]

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November is Adopt a Pet Month

There are many reasons to get a pet. A senior pet may be your best choice!   Pets give us unconditional love and attention. They offer companionship and listen without judgment. While puppies and kittens are great, senior pets are loving, attentive companions with their own benefits.   Here are three reasons why adopting a […]

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2022 Open Enrollment is Here

The annual open enrollment plan for individual health care plans is beginning soon. The 2022 Open Enrollment Period or OEP begins on November 1st and ends on January 15th. If you are looking to be covered on January 1st, you can start your enrollment period as early as November 1st. Every state is able to […]

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Mercury Insurance is Names as One of America’s Best Insurance Companies

Forbes partnered with Statista to survey customers of more than 4,200 U.S. insurance companies to create the rankings, focusing on customers’ likelihood of recommending a company, their general satisfaction with their current insurer, and five additional sub-dimensions, such as financial advice, customer service, price/ performance ratio, transparency, and damage/benefit ratio. A loyalty score was calculated […]

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