Benefits brokers and consultants are in prime position to help their clients reshape and take a proactive approach to employee benefits. Historically, employee benefits strategies have focused on traditional healthcare and retirement offerings, but today’s employees expect a broader and more flexible benefits package.
In a new spending bill approved last week, the controversial Cadillac Tax has been permanently repealed. On December 17, 2019, the House of Representatives passed an appropriations bill that approved federal funding for 2020, repealed the Cadillac Tax, and extended PCORI, among other things. The Senate approved two days later, and then on Friday, December … More >>
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (December 12, 2019) – DataPath, Inc., a leading developer of technology solutions for employer-sponsored benefits administration, announced today the release of a whitepaper titled, “Addressing Education Gaps is Key to TPA Growth.” In the whitepaper, DataPath summarizes findings from a survey they conducted in August 2019 that focuses on employees and their … More >>
As working parents know: childcare is expensive! Whether the kids are in daycare, before or after school care, day camps, or other care, it can put a big dent in your wallet. Costs can range from $199 – $596 per week, depending on who cares for your child. While most people think about getting healthcare … More >>
The IRS announced on November 6, 2019, contribution limits for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and other tax-advantaged benefits will go up next year. Learn more about 2020 FSA contribution limits below. 2020 FSA Contribution Limits According to the IRS, the 2020 FSA contribution limits have been increased by $50. Next year, those who participate in … More >>
For most people, the transportation costs associated with getting to and from work aren’t in the same ballpark as healthcare costs. Yet, fuel costs, vehicle maintenance, parking fees, transit fares, and other associated expenditures can still add up to a sizeable expense for many. To ease this financial burden for America’s workers, the IRS created … More >>
An employee benefits package is a vital tool for companies to attract and retain talented employees. It can also improve workforce health and engagement. But with four generations of people in today’s labor force, putting together a well-crafted plan that meets the needs of all employees can be a challenge. Baby Boomers nearing retirement have … More >>
Industry Voices – Trump’s ‘shoppable’ prices order could bring significant overhaul Oct 11, 2019 By Thomas O’Banion Originally Posted on FierceHealthcare Most people wouldn’t think of buying an expensive item, such as a car or house, without performing extensive research and price comparisons. Yet, when it comes to healthcare services, comparison shopping has historically been … More >>
Benefits education is a common concern in the workplace. Companies put together a great benefits plan only to find that their employees are not participating. The fact is, great benefits alone are not enough to make people want to use them. Employees need to be educated on what’s in the plan and how to use … More >>
DataPath partners with HealthPoint Plus to offer healthcare consumers telemedicine options LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (October 8, 2019) – DataPath, Inc., a leading developer of technology solutions for employer-sponsored benefits administration, announced an agreement to add HealthPoint Plus telehealth services to its cloud-based Summit platform. HealthPoint Plus is a subscription-based service that provides unlimited monthly access … More >>
Creating successful engagement and benefits strategies for Gen Z. This is the last part of our series on engaging and educating the different generations about their benefits. There are four generations in the American labor force: Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Generation Z. This blog focuses on benefits strategies for Gen Z, including benefit … More >>
Building effective engagement and benefits strategies for Millennials (Gen Y). This is the third part of our series on effective benefits strategies for a multi-generational workplace. There are four distinct generations in the U.S. labor force, from Baby Boomers to Gen Z. This blog focuses on benefits strategies for Millennials, including benefits preferences and engagement … More >>
Building and communicating effective benefits strategies for Generation X. This is the second part of our series on engaging and educating the different generations about their benefits. There are four generations in the U.S. labor force, from Baby Boomers to Generation Z. This blog focuses on Generation X, benefits, and engagement strategies. What do you … More >>
Building effective engagement and benefits strategies for Baby Boomers. This is the first of a four part series on engaging and educating the different generations about their benefits. There are four generations in the American labor force, from Baby Boomers to Generation Z. This blog focuses on benefits strategies for Baby Boomers, including benefit preferences … More >>
Healthcare benefits are complicated. Federal regulations are under constant scrutiny and frequently undergo revisions. Plan setup, account management, and compliance are just a few of the time-consuming demands that come with the job of benefits administration. While employers may think they should handle these detail-oriented duties with an in-house staff, outsourcing benefits administration to an expert third party administrator can be more cost effective and help deliver a better overall experience.