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Read about leading practices in employee benefits.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 14:42

Cost Containment: Putting Your Claims Data to Work

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Let’s face it, there’s much about the continued rising cost of health care that you don’t have much control over. You can’t change the medical needs of a premature baby on your health plan, or change the costly medical and prescription treatment needed for chronic conditions in your employee population.…
Traveling abroad for work can be an exciting experience but anything can happen while you're away from home. Losing your passport, malaria, auto accident, food poisoning – it's important to be prepared for any unexpected illness, injury or medical emergency. Unfortunately, most domestic medical plans reimburse after the fact for…
Have you ever experienced billing or invoice issues? Frustrated with people you already terminated still showing up on your bill? Look no further as your Fall River team is here to help! When processing eligibility changes such as enrollments, changes or terminations, you can follow these three simple steps to…
Friday, 29 May 2015 07:25

Staying out of Jail and the Poor House

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Mile High SHRM PDG featuring Kristen Russell and Dean HeizerThursday, June 25th, 3-5 pmCSU Downtown, 475 17th Street Suite 300, Denver, CO 80203 There are so many laws driving your practices regarding HR and Benefits, that it's getting tougher and tougher to keep track of them all. Yet with the…
We often talk to small and mid-sized employers about the advantages of a Partially Self Funded plan, which most large employers already use. These include the avoidance of most premium tax, more control over plan design, and access to data that you can use to lower future renewals. But two…
Sunday, 22 March 2015 18:00

Healthcare Cost Management Strategies

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Are you paying more and more for worse benefits? While some aspects of rising healthcare costs are driven by factors outside our control, there are MANY factors within our control, even for smaller employers. The problem is that the strategies used by many brokers aren’t sustainable. Learn how employers of…
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 17:00

Should You Survey Your Employees About Benefits?

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An employee survey can give you some great insight into what employees think about your current benefit package, but could you also be setting yourself up for negative responses and backlash? There are both pros and cons of asking your employees to complete a benefit survey. One of the best…
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 17:00

Make Your 2015 Compliance Game Plan

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It's almost 2015. Is your benefit compliance game plan ready? We'll help you create the plan you need to ensure you are ready for the coming year: What you need to do in 2015 to meet ACA requirements and deadlines; An overview of what all private employers MUST do to…
Monday, 03 November 2014 17:00

Do You Need to Amend your FSA Plan?

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Many employers have calendar year Flexible Spending Account (FSA) plans even if their benefits renew in a different month. Just a reminder this time of year – you may need to amend your FSA plan document as your plan anniversary approaches. Here are three reasons you may need to make…
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:00

Commission Disclosures and Broker Transparency

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When a group insurance policy is obtained, your insurance broker is paid a commission on each line of coverage. But did you know that there is a law that requires a broker to disclose the total amount of compensation they receive from your insurance carriers? In 2009 a Colorado state…
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