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Where Can Employers Find True Cost Savings in Group Benefits?

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Part I of a three-part series As we mentioned in this blog earlier in the year, the U.S. health care system is in crisis mode, despite historic changes under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Health care spending will reach nearly $5 trillion by 2021 according to estimates from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services…

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Group Benefits: To Exchange or Not to Exchange?

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With rising health care costs and tightening regulatory requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers are taking a hard look at their group benefits strategies. Overall, employers are still committed to providing employees a competitive group benefits package, but they’re increasingly on the hunt for new ways to keep costs down. According to the…

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Group Benefits and Genomic Revolution

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In our last post, we talked about the IT revolution in healthcare. It started in the 60s with Electronic Health Records, but that was just the beginning. New, ever-accelerating innovations have been sweeping the industry ever since. Today, let’s look at the innovations that have emerged in the realm of genomic medicine, and take a…

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Health care and Tech: What Does the Future Hold for Group Benefits?

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Fifty years ago, there were no Electronic Health Records (EHRs). That was soon to change, though, as academic medical centers started prototyping the first systems in the 60s and 70s. In 2009, EHRs were incentivized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and over the next four years, they swept the industry. The number of…

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How to Ace IRS Benefits Reporting – Free Guide

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Worried about getting your IRS group benefits reporting done correctly? You’re not alone. Ask any employer to list the top employment headaches, and compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will probably be high on the list. And just when you get 2015 reporting requirements mastered, there will be a few more to figure out…

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