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Your 2014 renewal increase could be the largest you’ve faced in a while, due to several ACA provisions being implemented this year.  More than ever, groups will be looking for ways to keep their costs down and their benefits up.  More employers may consider partially self-funding their plans, and there…
Sunday, 23 March 2014 12:00

Are You ERISA Compliant? Try This Checklist!

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  The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) was enacted to protect the interests of individuals who participate in an employer-sponsored group health, pension, and benefits plan. To ensure that these interests are upheld, certain requirements are in place for all plan sponsors and administrators to follow in…
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 10:00

Create Great Healthcare Consumers

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  One of the many reasons that healthcare costs are so high in the United States is the third-party payer system disconnects so many of us from the true cost of healthcare.  Just as a teenager with unlimited access to the parents’ credit card may not make the most economical…
  In recent years there has been a shift in the way companies are structuring employee benefits packages. With the rise in healthcare costs and the changes that are taking place with healthcare reform, many employers are finding it necessary to revamp the traditional benefit structure and integrate new innovative…
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 10:00

Do You Know Where Your POP Plan Document Is?

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 Providing a Section 125 Premium Only Plan (or POP Plan), is a great tax benefit for both employees and employers. It allows the employee portion of the health, dental, or vision premium to be deducted on a pretax basis, which increases the amount of their take home pay. Since the…
  On October 31, the US Treasury released guidance indicating that employers may now offer the option of rolling over up to $500 of unused Flexible Spending Account dollars to a future plan year.  This is big news because it takes away one of the biggest fears employees have about…
Thursday, 01 December 2011 01:48

Meet Our CEO

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Kristen Russell, CEO, with a few words about the value of a benefits review.
Thursday, 01 December 2011 01:48

Meet Our CEO

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Kristen Russell, CEO, with a few words about the value of a benefits review.
Monday, 02 January 2012 20:00

What Have You Resolved?

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I’m one of those folks who bypass New Year’s resolutions. I figure if it needs to be done I’m aware of it and I’d better be doing it already.
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 01:00

How Engaged Are Your Employees?

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We at Fall River Employee Benefits are big believers in employee engagement as a key part of a holistic strategy to reduce your healthcare costs.
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