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Oregon’s New Law on Balance Billing

When you receive a medical bill for a balance - even though you’ve already paid your deductible, coinsurance, or copayment- you might be wondering where the charges are coming from. Then you'll wonder why [...]

The Pitfalls of COBRA and State Continuation

If you are a small employer with 19 or less employees, your group qualifies for “State Continuation” when an employee leaves the organization. Under State Continuation a soon to be ex-employee would then qualify [...]

Benefits of Digital Onboarding

There are many different human resource information systems (HRIS) available. To find the one that fits your needs first start by identifying what your company’s top priorities and goals are. Here are three ways [...]

Drug Transparency in Oregon?

Recently we have seen several articles with the Drug Price Transparency Bill (OR House Bill 4005) that passed the Oregon Senate and is now headed to the Governor. The bill requires drug manufacturers to [...]

What Small Businesses Should Know About Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs)

Beginning at the start of 2017, small businesses can again offer stand-alone HRAs (Health Reimbursement Arrangements) to their employees, thanks to the Small Business Healthcare Relief Act (SBHRA). These plans were available in the [...]

4 Ways Your Employees Aren’t Making the Most Out of Their 401(k) Investments

Using a 401(k) plan is a great way for your employees (or plan members) to invest in their retirement. But did you know that many members aren’t taking full advantage of investment opportunities? That [...]

Do You Really Need Life Insurance Before You’re 30?

Along with getting a job right out of college, getting benefits set up, finding a place to live, paying your bills, and so on, you may be thinking to yourself: when is the right [...]

What You Need to Know About Purchasing Health Insurance in the Marketplace: 4 Steps for Success

If your employer doesn’t offer healthcare plans, or you aren’t eligible for one, the Healthcare Marketplace is your next step. When faced with choosing the right plan, the choices may seem overwhelming. Here are [...]

3 Important Reasons Why Your Company Should Be Offering Employees a 401(k)

Retirement plans are not only a great incentive for your employees, but they also offer big benefits for your company. 401(k), specifically, are a helpful way to do double duty for your business and [...]

3 Ways to Document 1099 Freelance Employees

Freelance employees offer your company a number of unique benefits, including the ability to complete small, specific projects with more agility than your full-time employees, without needing to pay for full-time employee benefits. If [...]