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Mission Possible: taking control of healthcare spending – September 18th, 2018 from 9:30am to 1pm

Please join us for an informative seminar on September 18th from 9:30am to 1pm to discuss the tools and techniques available for you to take control of your health care spending.  
In an era of significant mergers (CVS/AETNA, CIGNA/Express Scripts, United Healthcare (OPTUM)/Physician Practies), partnerships (Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan) and acquisitions (pharma, hospital systems, PBMs), how will small employers fare when huge corporations are vying for your health care dollars?  Does any serious business person actually think that these behemoths care about lowering your health care costs — and at the same time lowering their income? Health care cost control regulations have failed to control costs and no pending legislation will have any meaningful impact.
What is next?  Is it possible for smaller employers to have any control?  Yes.  The solution to health care cost inflation is here today.  It not only CAN be done, it IS BEING DONE.
Please join us as we talk about the financial incentives of insurers, providers, regulators and brokers.  Hollister Insurance Brokerage, in Partnership with Business Benefits Insurance Brokerage, representing over 500 employers, will address the practical approach to controlling the supply chain side of health care costs, which are the real drivers of health care inflation.
Time: 
9:30am to 10:00am – Registration
10:00am to 12:00pm – Program
12:00pm to 1:00pm – Lunch
Location: 
Seminar: Mission Possible: taking control of healthcare spending
When: Tuesday, September 18th at 9:30 AM EDT
Presented By: Matt Hollister and Jim Edholm

Please register by email to [email protected] by September 10th.

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Join Us for The MA Paid Family and Medical Leave Law webinar – Aug 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM EDT

Massachusetts recently enacted a new, mandatory paid Family and Medical Leave program (MAFML) to be administered by the Commonwealth and funded by employer and employee contributions through a .63% (.0063) payroll tax on wages. Although the first MAFML benefits are not available until January 1, 2021, a program of this magnitude will take time to implement and pre-fund.

While the new MAFML is a government program administered by the Commonwealth, it creates both compliance and cost considerations for employers as well. Please join us on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 2 PM for a timely, one hour live webcast examining the new MAFML requirements and benefits. MAFML will impact current employer leave policies and procedures and will increase employer costs of doing business via contributions, additional administrative burdens and extended medical benefit coverage for those employees on leave.

Our featured Speaker will be Rick Szczebak, Esq. of RAS Law, P.C

To register for this webinar, simply click on the link below!

Webinar: MA Paid Family and Medical Leave Law
When: Thursday, August 30th at 2:00 PM EDT
Presented By: Rick Szczebak, Esq. of RAS Law, P.C
Regster Here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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DOL Releases Updated Model Employer CHIP Notice

Model Notice Informs Employees of Eligibility for Premium Assistance Under Medicaid or CHIP

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated its model notice for employers to provide information on eligibility for premium assistance under Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This notice is generally updated twice a year. Click here to download the updated notice in PDF format.

Annual Notice Requirement
Employers that provide health insurance coverage in states with premium assistance through Medicaid or CHIP must provide employees with the employer CHIP notice annually before the start of each plan year. An employer can choose to provide the notice on its own or concurrent with the furnishing of:

  • Materials notifying the employee of health plan eligibility;
  • Materials provided to the employee in connection with an open season or election process conducted under the plan; or
  • The summary plan description (SPD).

The updated model notice includes information on how employees can contact their state for additional information and how to apply for premium assistance, with information current as of July 31, 2018.

Our Benefits Notices by Company Size section features information on additional health plan notice requirements.