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Gift for Employers: Cadillac Tax Delayed | Chicago Benefits Specialist

By Danielle Capilla Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors President Obama has signed the omnibus legislation that includes the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2016 and a tax extenders package. The agreement will keep the federal government running through September 2016. Within the legislation is language that significantly impacts provisions of the Patient Protection and … Continued

Agencies Issue Final Rule on Grandfathered Health Plans and Other Initiatives | Chicago Benefits Broker

By Danielle Capilla Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors Federal agencies recently issued a final rule that essentially combined a variety of interim final rules and non-regulatory guidance on a variety of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) initiatives such as grandfathered health plans, preexisting condition exclusions, internal and external appeals, rescission’s of … Continued

Sleep Deprived

Why can’t a bicycle stay up? Because it’s two (too) tired. Now that you’ve stopped groaning, lack of sleep is a growing problem among corporate America and a serious health concern.

Sleep Deprived

Why can’t a bicycle stay up? Because it’s two (too) tired. Now that you’ve stopped groaning, lack of sleep is a growing problem among corporate America and a serious health concern.

Proposed Benefit Payment and Parameters Rule Released | Illinois Employee Benefits

By Danielle Capilla Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors Federal agencies have released the proposed rule for the 2017 Benefit Payment and Parameters. Among other items, it provides updates and annual provisions relating to: Risk adjustments, reinsurance, and risk corridors programs Cost-sharing parameters and cost-sharing reductions User fees for Federally-Facilitated Exchanges (FFEs) The standards … Continued

Want to be Productive? Don’t Skip Lunch.

It seems that every office has its share of employees who appear so dedicated to their jobs that they are always available, never or seldom take a lunch break, and when they do take a break, they remain working at their desk.

Want to be Productive? Don’t Skip Lunch.

It seems that every office has its share of employees who appear so dedicated to their jobs that they are always available, never or seldom take a lunch break, and when they do take a break, they remain working at their desk.

Use These Effective Time Management Strategies | Illinois Benefits Broker

by: Merrie C. Weeks If you desire to have good time management then you need to have a strategy or an action plan. Following these strategies will help you get the most out of your days. First thing to do is Prioritize your work. Start each day by ranking the things that you much do. … Continued

Negotiating over COBRA Coverage – Use EXTREME CAUTION! | IL Benefits Broker

By Elizabeth Kay, Compliance & Retention Analyst AEIS Advisors A UBA Partner Firm Have you ever overheard the new employee in the break room, bragging about how good their health insurance was with their previous employer, and how much less expensive it was than the coverage they are currently being offered? You may think ”If … Continued

Cadillac Tax – Should employers be making changes now? | IL Employee Benefits

By Elizabeth Kay, Compliance & Retention Analyst AEIS Advisors A UBA Partner Firm The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has brought about many changes in employee benefits. Plans have been eliminated, benefits added, rules changed, and rules have been delayed. The ACA has always been a heavily debated topic between the Republicans and Democrats, and now … Continued