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Integrate Employee Navigator with Payroll to Save 8-10 Hours a Month

April 13, 2021

 As benefits consultants, we’re always looking for ways to streamline our clients’ operations and systems. We’ve been big proponents for our clients to move from paper to online systems and seen firsthand the benefits of virtual administration of benefits. Technology like this can be great… but at a certain point, employers can get overwhelmed …

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3 Reasons Price Transparency Tools Don’t Reduce Health Care Spending

April 7, 2021

Much has been made of the potential for price transparency tools in health care to solve the high costs of health care that affect Americans. Washington and state legislatures have demonstrated a belief in the potential of these tools and the industry expects many ripple effects from the price transparency rule that became effective the …

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Cigna + Oscar: What You Need to Know

March 29, 2021

  Two big names in the health insurance industry, with very different backgrounds, have formed a partnership and are now working together to provide medical insurance to employers in select regions. The crux of this partnership is Oscar’s technology and member focus built on top of Cigna’s strong provider network. Cigna brings its affordable and …

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Mental Health Support in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

March 11, 2021

The $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and signed into law this week. The bill is enormous and includes funding and provisions for many facets of the U.S. economy. Specifically, this post will cover the key provisions that support …

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Calculator for Health Insurance Marketplace Subsidies

March 11, 2021

KFF Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator The Kaiser Family Foundation (Kaiser Permanente) provides helpful interactive tools and has updated their Subsidy Calculator. with subsidy changes in the American Rescue Act of 2021 (COVID-19 Relief). Check it out through the above link to find out if you qualify for a 2021 premium subsidy after the changes to …

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Preventative Mental Health with Lyra Health’s Guided Self Care

March 9, 2021

Mental health is one of the thorniest issues in health care today. Undiagnosed and untreated mental health conditions are at epidemic-level proportions in this country. During the COVID pandemic, anxiety and depression rates have increased significantly. According to CDC surveys, rates of anxiety and depression rose to levels of 25 to 30 percent in 2020. …

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Five Employee Benefits Trends for 2021

March 1, 2021

 Today, we’re sharing with you five employee benefits trends for employers in 2021! The general theme for employee benefits in 2021 is the increasing interplay between technology and data. This interplay impacts everything in healthcare and employee benefits, such as utilization, spending, behavioral health, and beyond. Telehealth With the disruption caused by the COVID …

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Russell Westbrook Joins Evolution Advisors as Founding Partner

February 23, 2021

Recently, we announced a joint venture between Acrisure and NFL quarterback Russell Wilson and singer/songwriter Ciara to form joint venture Evolution Advisors, LLC. Today, Acrisure announced that Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook has joined Evolution Advisors, LLC as a Founding Partner. Evolution Advisors is being founded to provide minority-owned enterprises, including Minority Business Enterprise …

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How are Buy Sell Agreements Funded?

February 18, 2021

If you missed our prior posts about buy-sell agreements, we talked about why you may want to have a buy-sell agreement, what is included and addressed in a buy-sell agreement, and the differences between cross-purchase and entity purchase agreements. This final post in our four-part series looks at how a buy-sell agreement can be funded. …

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Cross Purchase vs. Entity Purchase Buy-Sell Agreements

February 15, 2021

In our previous posts, we covered why you may want to have a buy-sell agreement and what is included and addressed in a buy-sell agreement. This post will help you understand the key differences between the two main types of buy-sell agreements, cross purchase and entity purchase plans. A defining question to be answered by …

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