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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 [...]

How to help your employees get the most of their mental health benefits

 The world is becoming more aware of the importance and prevalence of issues with mental health, but that alone does not mean mental health struggles have decreased. The rates of suicide and the cost of anxiety and depression within the health care system have increased throughout the decade. Over 200 million workdays are lost due to mental health conditions each year. That's $16.8 billion in employee productivity. Chipotle Mexican Grill [...]

The Job Benefit The Newly Graduated Really Want: Employer Participation in Repayment Act

Many recent college graduates aren’t able to start saving for their futures, like retirement or buying a home, because they are still stuck in the past: paying off their student loans. As unemployment sits low at 4% and baby boomers move into retirement age, the competition for young talent grows. At the same time, the debt from student loans grows every year, now resting at a mere $1.56 trillion.   Seven [...]