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ACA Market Stabilization Final Rule | Chicago Benefit Advisors

On April 18, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its final rule regarding Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) market stabilization.The rule amends standards relating to special enrollment periods, guaranteed availability, and the timing of the annual open enrollment period in the individual … Continued

The DOL’s Final Overtime Rule Saga Continues | Chicago Benefit Advisors

The change in the regulations that would increase the salary threshold for overtime exemption that was all over the news for the last several months may now be decided by the end of June.The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) another 60-day extension of time to file its … Continued

Flex Work: Advantages in the New Workforce | Chicago Benefit Advisors

Flex Work.   No doubt you’ve heard this term (or some variation) floating around the last decade or so, but what exactly does it mean? Flexible work can vary by definition depending on who you ask, but one thing is for sure, it’s here to stay and changing the way we view the workforce. According to … Continued

An Employer’s Guide to Navigating the ACA’s Strong Headwinds | Chicago Benefit Advisors

One might describe the series of events leading to the death of the American Health Care Act (Congress’s bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act) as something like a ballistic missile exploding at launch. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal debate began nearly a decade ago with former President Barack … Continued

Getting the Most Out of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) | Chicago Benefit Advisors

Many employers understand the value of having an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) since the heart and soul of organizations are employees. Employees who are physically and mentally healthy, highly productive, engaged in their work, and loyal to their employer contribute positively to their employer’s bottom line. Fortunately, most employees are positive contributors, yet even the … Continued

The Trump Administration’s H-1B crackdown: What employers need to know | Chicago Benefit Advisors

Both the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. Department of Justice issued public statements yesterday announcing the adoption of aggressive efforts to address purported discrimination against U.S. workers. Specifically, effective immediately, the USCIS and the DOJ are implementing measures to identify employers who favor H-1B visa holders over U.S. workers.The H-1B visa program … Continued

Self-Funding Dental: Leave No Stone Unturned | Chicago Benefit Advisors

With all of the focus that is put into managing and controlling health care costs today, it amazes me how many organizations still look past one of the most effective and least disruptive cost-saving strategies available to employers with 150 or more covered employees – self-funding your dental plan. There is a reason why dental … Continued