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Clients for whom Fall River is the health insurance broker were recently given free access to our new HR support tool, AleraHR. For those of you who have used ThinkHR before, AleraHR is our white-labeled version of that system.  AleraHR is a very robust HR and compliance system that offers many valuable and time-saving modules related to just about any HR topic you can think of! Best of all, you can submit questions by email or phone and get answers fast from certified HR professionals you can rely on.

Healthcare costs have increased faster than inflation almost every year for at least the last 30 years. Switching carriers, raising out-of-pocket costs, and asking employees to pay more out of their paychecks should be your last resort.

Thursday, 16 July 2020 10:09

Affordability for ALEs Impacted by COVID-19

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COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in many aspects of our professional lives, but Affordability safe harbors for Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) might not be the first to enter our minds.

All health plans are required under HIPAA to distribute certain notices, such as the Notice of Special Enrollment Rights when employees become eligible, and the CHIP notice which must be sent to employees annually. But there are quite a few other requirements that sometimes catch employers off guard.

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. 

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