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

The 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. According to the White House, the order was designed to “promote competition in the American economy, which will lower prices [...]

Why Starting Open Enrollment Early In 2021 Is More Important Than Ever

The COVID-19 pandemic shook the job market in ways never before seen. For one, it created so much uncertainty that employees who would’ve typically searched for a new job last year decided to stay put. For another, the pandemic prompted workers to take stock of their circumstances and consider what workplace perks matter most to them.   Due to these reasons and others, experts predict a “turnover tsunami” in the [...]

What You Need to Know About the Biden-Harris Administration’s Actions to Prevent Surprise Billing

On July 1, 2021, the Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and the Treasury, as well as the Office of Personnel Management, issued “Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part I,” which will restrict surprise billing for patients in job-based and individual health plans and who get: Emergency care Non-emergency care from out-of-network providers at in-network facilities Air ambulance services from out-of-network providers.  This [...]

6 Benefits to Attract and Retain Small Business Employees

Attracting and retaining employees is a constant struggle for organizations of any size, but it’s particularly so for small businesses. With smaller teams, employers need to hold onto talent whenever possible. And that can be a challenge, especially when resources are scarce as they are currently amid the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  That’s why it’s critical for small employers to tailor their benefits offerings in a way that [...]

Combating computer eye-strain in the workplace

We stare at the computer for hours on end, it’s no surprise that our eyes are suffering. Work-place eyestrain isn't talked about until it becomes an issue - when it’s hurting productivity. How can you continue to do work when the machine that allows you to do so hurts your eyes? It seems obvious to say and the numbers back that up. In a recent study by the Transitions Optical [...]

Laws that will soon mandate paid family leave

Paid Family leave has been making headlines recently, as more and more employees demand more time off after having a child and, luckily, it’s good news. But are policies changing fast enough, and what can small businesses do to capitalize on the high demand and little supple of companies offering paid family leave?  The United States is behind other developed countries in the world. While an employee is allowed to [...]