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May

16

2017

FINANCIAL WELLNESS BENEFITS – ADAPTING THEM IN THE NEW WORKFORCE | Houston Benefit Advisors

Over the past few years, we’ve seen tremendous growth in Financial Wellness Programs. Actually, as indicated in a recent report by Aon Hewitt, 77% of mid- to large-size companies will provide at least one financial wellness service in 2017; with 52% of employers providing services in more than 3 financial categories. So what are the advantages of these programs and how can the current workforce…

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Is Your Wellness Program Compliant with the ACA, GINA and EEOC? | Houston Benefit Advisors
May

12

2017

Is Your Wellness Program Compliant with the ACA, GINA and EEOC? | Houston Benefit Advisors

Workplace wellness programs have increased popularity through the years. According to the most recent UBA Health Plan Survey, 49 percent of firms with 200+ employees offering health benefits in 2016 offered wellness programs. Workplace wellness programs’ popularity also brought controversy and hefty discussions about what works to improve population health and which programs comply with the complex legal standards of multiple institutions that have not…

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Aug

5

2016

Employment Eligibility: How to Handle Questions about Worker Identity

 Reports submitted to the U.S. government that include both names and Social Security numbers (SSNs), such as 1095 and W-2 forms, are filtered through U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In some cases, employers will receive a No-Match Letter or an Employer Correction Request from the Social Security Administration (SSA) for certain employees. ICE will send…

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Are Opt-Outs on the Way Out?
Aug

3

2016

Are Opt-Outs on the Way Out?

 Are Opt-Outs on the Way Out?Opt-out payments or cash in lieu of benefits have been a staple in the employee benefits industry for many years. Employers offer individuals who are eligible to enroll in their group health plan a sum of money, typically paid monthly, to those who waive enrollment in the group health plan. Employers who offer group health plans often use opt-out payments…

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Qualifying Life Event’s
Jul

5

2016

Qualifying Life Event’s

Abridged from www.healthcare.govA change in your situation – like getting married, having a baby, or losing health coverage – that can make you eligible for a Special Enrollment Period, allowing you to enroll in health insurance outside the yearly Open Enrollment Period.There are 4 basic types of qualifying life events. (The following are examples, and is not a full list)Loss of health coverageLosing existing health…

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