Insurance News From Benefit Analysts

Designing a Post-Coronavirus Office

Post Coronavirus OfficeThe coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has changed many aspects of the current workplace, and soon, employers should begin planning for what their post-coronavirus office will look like. Previously, social distancing and COVID-19-related best practices hadn’t been a topic on the mind of most employers or employees. By updating office layouts, encouraging new behaviors and expanding remote work options, employers can help prevent the spread of future diseases, and protect the health and safety of employees.


Key HSA Features – 2022 Compliance

HSA featuresHealth savings accounts (HSAs) are a popular type of tax-advantaged medical savings account available to individuals enrolled in high deductible health plans (HDHPs). Individuals can use their HSAs to pay for expenses covered under the HDHP until their deductible has been met, or they can use their HSAs to pay for qualified medical expenses that are not covered under the HDHP, such as dental or vision expenses.


The Impact of Biden’s Competition Executive Order on the Health Care Industry

Biden's Competition Executive Order on the Health Care IndustryThe American economy is finally recovering after more than a year of stagnation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Joe Biden’s administration wants to continue this momentum and further stimulate the economy. To help in that effort, President Biden recently signed an executive order aimed at increasing competition among businesses.


Preventing Turnover Post-pandemic

Preventing Turnover Post-pandemicTurnover is a common occurrence throughout any given year. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, turnover rates fell dramatically. Now, a significant number of employees are unwilling to return to the status quo that was established pre-pandemic.
That’s a major reason why experts predict a “turnover tsunami” coming in the latter half of 2021.


Proposed Rule Would Update Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2022

Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2022On July 1, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a proposed rule that would revise several benefit and payment parameters under the ACA for the 2022 benefit year. While many of the proposed changes primarily impact insurers and Exchanges, some provisions may affect employers.


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