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Cost of Care: Dental

When your employees have a healthy smile, they not only look great but they're more productive, too. After all, who can…

Eye doctors may give discounts to members of organizations like AAA or AARP. But your employees need to ask for them.

Cost of Care: Vision Health

Regular visits to the eye doctor are important for your employees, especially those who use glasses or contact lenses. But…

Imaging tests like MRIs tend to cost more at the hospital than at independent providers.

Cost of Care: Imaging & Lab Site of Service Costs

If you're looking for ways to lower expenses in your health insurance plan, lab and imaging tests are a good place to start.…

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Your employees can save money by using generics versus brand-name drugs.

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The CBO predicts premiums will go up after the individual mandate penalty gets repealed. Other experts are less sure.

Repeal of the Individual Mandate Penalty: How Will It Affect Small Businesses?

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Downsized employees are eligible for a special enrollment period for ACA individual plans.

Maintaining Health Care During Downsizing

Downsizing forces you to make tough decisions for every part of your business, including your health insurance plan.…

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Key Health Care and Human Resources Trends Moving into 2018

2017 has been a year of change for health insurance. Some important trends have already emerged for 2018 that could reshape…

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Explain executive orders and their impacts on health care policy

How Health Care Policy Can Change Through an Executive Order

The rules for health care are usually changed by Congress when they pass new laws. However, the President does have some…

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Self-Funding Health Care: How Should Business Owners Approach It?

Self-funding health care plans have typically only been used by large organizations. However, small and medium-sized…

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When Does a New Health Care Law Affect Small Businesses?

When the government changes health care policy, it impacts the entire country — especially small businesses. So just how…

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Common Health Care Costs By Sector and Their Solutions

Every industry faces its own unique medical challenges. By understanding what your employees are dealing with, you can…

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You should survey your employee to figure out their health plan preferences. Then, separate them into must-haves and nice-to-haves.

3 Health Plan Exercises to Find Your Best Option

Picking your company's next health plan is one of the most important benefit decisions you'll make every year. It's also a…

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