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Have a Successful Open Enrollment with SMS for Communication

As your open enrollment period comes around, it’s time to increase open enrollment awareness. When you want to get your employees signed up for the benefits they deserve, you need to communicate effectively. Sending out emails to your workforce isn’t …

Play or Pay Penalty Notices Are Coming

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has started the process of levying penalties on employers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer shared responsibility provision. Often called the employer mandate or play or pay, the ACA provides for the IRS to …

Play or Pay: Is Your Health Plan “Affordable” for 2018?

The Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility provision—often called the employer mandate or “play or pay”—requires large employers to offer health coverage to their full-time employees or face a potential penalty. (Employers with fewer than 50 full-time and full-time-equivalent employees …

CityBusiness selects 2017 Best Places to Work

We couldn’t be more excited to make this list. Here is the full article and list of honorees: “New Orleans CityBusiness has selected the honorees for its 15th annual Best Places to Work special publication and event. To compete, companies …

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Telemedicine – What You Need to Know!

For this installment of The Daly Show, Meghann King joins us to talk about the fast-growing telemedicine (or telehealth) industry. Tune in to find out more about this new approach to care delivery:

The New Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC)

As open enrollment season approaches, employers and their advisors are getting ready to use the new Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) format required under federal rules. The basic rules have been in place for several years, but 2017 is …

What are pay-per-use Health Insurance plans?

As health care costs continue to rise, level funding and self-funding are becoming a more and more attractive option for smaller companies. Technically speaking Benefit Administration Group uses level funded health insurance and insurance captives as the funding mechanisms for each pay-per-use health …

Human Resources Q & A of the Day

Question: We’ve hired a new employee and have agreed to reimburse their COBRA premium until they become eligible for our insurance. They provided us with proof (copies of checks and invoices) that they paid a 3rd party administrator for their COBRA …

Small Business Insurance Options: Fully Insured Vs. Self-Insured Vs. Level Funding Plans

For those of you who haven’t heard, level funding is the next big thing in small business insurance options.  But how do you know if it’s right for your company?  And if you decide it’s a good solution, what is …

SPD, Plan Document, Certificate of Insurance – Do You Have What You Need?

A summary plan description (SPD) is the primary vehicle for informing participants and beneficiaries about their plan and how it operates. It must: Be written for the average participant and be sufficiently comprehensive to apprise covered persons of their benefits, …

Hey Kids, Get to Work!

If you have come to the conclusion that it is time for your children to start contributing to the revenue (rather than expense) side of your family’s income statement, there are a few things you need to know. Below is …

Is Technology Taking the Human Out of Human Resources?

Technology solutions have drastically changed the role and responsibilities of Human Resources professionals. The following is the recorded version of a webinar I gave yesterday about the evolution of technology and its impact on HR.