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The Kaiser Family Foundation has released their 2020 Annual National Employer Benefits Survey. The survey has been tracking benefit statistics from private and public employers (other than the Federal Government) in the United States for the last 22 years. The 2020 survey included interviews with 1,765 employers.
Thursday, 10 September 2020 22:03

Health Reimbursement Arrangements: The Basics

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2021 is right around the corner, and employers with calendar year plans are deciding on their benefit changes for 2021. Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) can be a great option for reducing healthcare costs while keeping employees’ benefit level the same or better. They can also help you to create greater…
Thursday, 20 August 2020 11:21

Improving Medication Compliance with PillPack

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The ever-growing prescription drug industry has long been ripe for innovation and disruption. At the same time, members struggle to manage the many prescriptions they may need to take at the same time. As the cost of many prescription medications continues to be very high, Americans are increasingly looking outside…
Thursday, 13 August 2020 11:20

What will 2021 Renewals Look Like After COVID?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty for many employers who worry that expensive Coronavirus testing and treatment could lead to a spike in premiums in 2021. But is it a foregone conclusion that we’ll see large renewals, or a myth?
In mid-April, CO SHRM and the Denver Regional Council of Governments conducted a survey about how employers are handling returning to the workplace and teleworking after COVID. The survey was completed by over 350 human resource professionals from across the state of Colorado.
Friday, 20 March 2020 07:21

The Best Resources on COVID-19

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There is no doubt that navigating business and everyday life during this unprecedented time is challenging. Here at Fall River, we have been proactively gathering the most useful resources to help us make the best internal decisions and to share with our clients. We have also been conversing with the…
A proposal for paid family and medical leave (FAMLI) has undergone substantial modifications, but its future on the Colorado legislative agenda this year is anything but certain. In 2019, the Colorado legislature created a task force to study paid FAMLI programs, which provided recommendations in January to legislators for a…
Friday, 10 January 2020 10:00

Year-End Budget Deal Repeals ACA Taxes and Fees

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President Trump signed a budget deal on the 20th of December. Some highlights included expanded parental leave for federal workers, a newly-created Space Force, an increase in the smoking age, and border wall funding. The deal also contained a major repeal of health care taxes and fees.
Monday, 16 December 2019 08:30

Benefit Topics to Watch

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At Fall River we’re always keeping our eyes on hot topics in the benefits world. As 2019 closes out, we are bringing you news on three potential developments: legislation preventing surprise hospital bills, the Texas v U.S. court case regarding the validity of the ACA, and the potential for a…
Friday, 15 November 2019 11:40

Making Spouses Coverage Work for You

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It’s renewal season, a time when we are all painfully reminded that the cost of healthcare keeps going up. In order to stay competitive, employers want to keep their benefits packages extensive and their contributions generous, but how to manage that desire against the reality of cost? One way to…
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