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Hospitals to Publish Retail Prices

Hospitals to Publish Retail PricesIn July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) proposed rules that would require all Medicare-participating hospitals to post their negotiated prices for standard health care services.

Financial Industry Experienced 3,500 Cyber Attacks

Cyber Attacks in 2019In mid-July, Capital One announced that the personal information of more than 100 million of its U.S. customers was compromised in one of the largest data breaches involving a bank.

2020 Open Enrollment is Almost Here

2020 Open EnrollmentTo prepare for open enrollment, group health plan sponsors should be aware of the legal changes affecting the design and administration of their plans for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2020. Employers should review their plan documents to confirm that they include these required changes.

Executive Order on Health Costs to Affect Employer Health Plans

Executive Order on Health CostsPresident Donald Trump recently signed an executive order on health care costs aimed at improving price and quality transparency in health care. The order is intended to increase availability of health care price and quality information and protect patients from surprise medical bills.

Why You Should Be Encouraging Employees to Use PTO

Encouraging Employees to Use PTOResearch consistently points to time away from work as improving productivity, lowering stress and reducing absenteeism.

Unfortunately, many employees still hold onto their paid time off (PTO) and end up losing much of it at the end of the year. Worse yet, many employees avoid taking time off because their workplace culture discourages it. See why you should be encouraging employees to use PTO

Final Rule Expands Options for HRAs

Final Rule Expands Options for HRAsHealth officials issued a final rule that expands the usability of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs).

Effective in 2020, the final rule establishes two new types of HRAs:

Retain Employees Through Training

With the daily demands of keeping a workplace productive and profitable, many managers may overlook one simple perk that has been proven to boost employee retention: professional training. Learn how to retain employees through training as a tool for your top employees by watching the video below.

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