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Are the Benefits of Personal Health Records Worth the Costs?

Are the Benefits of Personal Health Records Worth the Costs?

In the context of skyrocketing health care costs, the challenge for companies has shifted from cutting costs to controlling…

The Total Cost of Care Approach to Health Care Costs

The Total Cost of Care Approach to Health Care Costs

Health care costs are high in the U.S. and are rising every year. As noted by The World Bank, in 2014, health care…

Understanding Open Enrollment by Region

Understanding Open Enrollment by Region

The end of the calendar year is typically the time when health plans are subject to open enrollment periods. This year, open…

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Health Care Reform Updates for Small Businesses

Health Care Reform Updates for Small Businesses

The fourth quarter is the time for small businesses to plan for the coming year, particularly with respect to payroll and…

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Employer Health Benefits Survey: What Small Business Owners Need to Know

Employer Health Benefits Survey: What Small Business Owners Need to Know

In business, as in life, improvement only happens through measurement. For small businesses in particular, meticulous…

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Why Do Health Plan Costs Increase Every Year?

Why Do Health Plan Costs Increase Every Year?

If you own a business that offers a group health insurance plan, you may notice that the group rates go up every year. Your…

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Planning for Retirement: How to Help Employees with Health Care

Planning for Retirement: How to Help Employees with Health Care

The American workforce is rapidly getting older. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 19.2 percent of workers were…

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Understanding HIPAA: A Breakdown for SMB Owners

Understanding HIPAA: A Breakdown for SMB Owners

August 21, 2017, marks the 21st anniversary of the signing of the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act…

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Why a CDHP Could Be Perfect for Employees

Why a CDHP Could Be Perfect for Employees

The cost of health insurance continues to rise. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), the yearly average cost of…

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Highlights From the 21st Century Cures Act

Highlights From the 21st Century Cures Act

On Dec. 13, 2016, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act, a sweeping legislative effort aimed to alter the health…

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Hiring Veterans, Active Duty Military: Health Insurance Considerations

Hiring Veterans, Active Duty Military: Health Insurance Considerations

There are many reasons for hiring veterans and active duty military personnel. Not least among these is that active duty and…

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Help Employees Preparing for Retirement With These Tips

Help Employees Preparing for Retirement With These Tips

In the good old days, it was easy to send off an employee who was preparing for retirement: you threw a party and gave…

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