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  • February is American Heart Month

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States, causing about 610,000 deaths annually. Heart disease is also an extremely expensive disease—costing the United States about $207 billion annually in the cost of health care, medications and lost productivity. Fortunately, heart disease can often be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle and prope...

ISG Advisors, LLC

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • New Stand-alone HRA Option Available for Eligible Small Employers

    Due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), most stand-alone health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs)—an HRA that is not offered in conjunction with a group health plan—have been prohibited since 2014. However, on Dec. 13, 2016, the 21st Century Cures Act (Act) was signed into law, which allows small employers that do not maintain group health plans to establish stand-alone HRAs, effective for plan year...

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  • National Donor Day Observed on February 14

    In the United States, there are more than 120,000 people waiting for life-saving organ donation. And each year, the number of people on the waiting list continues to grow. National Organ Donor Day, observed each year on February 14, is a day to increase awareness about organ donation and the lives that can be saved. The science of organ transplantation has made great strides in recent ...

  • Developing a Benefits Communication Program

    The process of creating and delivering a manageable and effective benefit communication program can be a time-consuming undertaking, but by following some helpful tips and best practices, you can streamline the success of your program. Know what benefits your organization provides and how they work:Make an inventory of dates, contracts and other administrative information for all contr...

  • Employer-Sponsored Health Benefit Trends

    Each year, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) conduct a survey to examine employer-sponsored health benefit trends. Here are the main points of the 2016 survey:Average premiums have risen nearly 60 percent for single coverage since 2006.Preferred provider organizations (PPOs) were the most common plan type, followed by high deductible health pl...

  • New Year's Resolutions: :Lifestyle Changes vs. Quick Changes

    Historically, one of the top New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. Unfortunately, many people look to fad diets and weight-loss products to achieve their goals quickly. While fad diets may prove effective initially, research shows that many people don’t find long-term success with these types of diets. Instead of setting a goal to lose weight fast this New Year’s, set a goal to lead a ...

  • 2017 Health Care Compliance Highlights

    Certain changes to some ACA requirements take effect in 2017 for employers sponsoring group health plans, such as increased dollar limits. To prepare for 2017, employers should review upcoming requirements and develop a compliance strategy. Here are some of the requirements effective in 2017. Note this list is not exhaustive and may not be applicable to you. Cost-sharing Limits: For t...

  • Benefit Trends to Watch in 2017

    It’s hard to believe, but 2017 is here. Predictions aren’t exactly reliable, and uncertainty over impending health insurance laws raises a lot of questions, but as we plan for the year ahead, we’ve tracked down some employee benefit trends to look for. Tailoring benefits packages to attract and retain millennials.According to Pew Research Center, millennials represent the largest segment o...

  • The Connection Between Office Camaraderie and Your Health

    Getting along with your co-workers can make the task of going to work more enjoyable and, according to recent research, can actually improve your health. The Society for Personality and Social Psychology analyzed 58 studies of more than 19,000 people from different parts of the world and published its findings in the Personality and Social Psychology Review, an academic journal. The re...

  • Monitoring PTO Amounts

    Many employers are now offering paid time off (PTO) as opposed to traditional vacation and sick day policies. With a PTO policy, employees can draw from their allotted bank of hours for a variety of reasons, including vacation, doctor’s appointments or needing a day off for personal reasons. To accrue this bank of hours, employers (usually HR) either credit the year’s PTO allotment at the beginnin...

  • Today is the Day You Start Your Smoke-Free Life

    Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S., yet about 40 million Americans still smoke cigarettes —that’s about 1 in every 5 adults.The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking tha...

  • HR's Role in Fighting Cyber Crime

    Cyber-crime is any illegal activity conducted via the internet, a computer or computer network. The U.S. Department of Justice calls it “one of the greatest threats facing our country.” Large-scale cyber-attacks often get top billing in the media, but every business is a target. A Look at Cyber CrimeThe breadth of cyber-crimes ranges from social media scams to attacks on IT infrastructure ...

ISG Advisors, LLC

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 months ago

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  • Is Disability Insurance Really Necessary?

    ​The possibility of becoming disabled is very real for working Americans, and so are the financial consequences and costs associated with employee absence. Studies show that working-age adults are more likely to suffer from lengthy disabilities in any given year than they are to die. Unless it is offered through their employer, most adults have little, if any, disability insurance coverage. ...

ISG Advisors, LLC

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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