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Quick Dive on MERPS: The Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan

May 16, 2022

A MERP or Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan is a type of HRA (Health Reimbursement Account) where employers can pay for a portion of employees’ healthcare costs on a tax-free basis. They’re most frequently utilized with high deductible health plans so that employers have the flexibility to tailor a plan to their needs and the needs of their employees. …

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Mental Health is Wealth, So Start Saving Up Now!

May 16, 2022

“Suck it up,” “cheer up,” “snap out of it,” “but you don’t look sick”- these are just some of the phrases that well-meaning friends and family tell loved ones struggling with mental health issues. Research shows that one in five adults struggle with mental health conditions.  Mental health struggles include depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, …

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Transparency in Coverage

May 13, 2022

Health plan price transparency helps consumers know the cost of a covered item or service before receiving care. Beginning July 1, 2022, most group health plans and issuers of group or individual health insurance will begin posting pricing information for covered items and services. This pricing information can be used by third parties, such as …

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Make Benefits Your Competitive Advantage in Recruiting and Retaining Talent

April 26, 2022

Small and mid-sized businesses are facing multiple challenges today. Inflation, cybersecurity, and supply-chain issues are affecting nearly every business. And the tight labor market is forcing every company to rethink how they are attracting and retaining one of their most important assets, their employees. Employees drive sales, clean up operations, keep customers happy, and make …

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What Employees Want: Hybrid Work and Flexibility

April 21, 2022

2021 was quittin’ time in America.  Last year alone over 47.4 million Americans quit their jobs. This year, employees seemingly have the upper hand against employers.  The Turnover Tsunami, a.k.a. The Great Resignation, has forced a reckoning with the workplace and few employers have come away unscathed.  Organizations are now shifting priorities to make employee …

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5 Tips to Save Money on Health Care: Part 1

April 11, 2022

Health insurance is essential to protecting your health but the high cost of coverage may leave you feeling sick.  Even after employers pick up a substantial amount of the cost, every year Americans spend thousands of dollars on healthcare while costs are continuing to rise. By taking certain steps, you can stretch your healthcare dollars …

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Highlights from the MemorialCare Presidents’ Partnership: Elizabeth Mitchell of the Purchasers Business Group on Health (PBGH)

April 5, 2022

We had the opportunity to attend (and participate in the case of our partner Peter Freska!) MemorialCare’s Presidents’ Partnership 2022 where there were many great discussions around how to improve the healthcare experience for employers. We heard perspectives from a large local health system in MemorialCare, as well as perspectives from consultants, purchasing groups, and …

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