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Wellness Programs Feeling the Heat as the EEOC Increases Its Efforts – Part 3 | Chicago Benefits Broker

Jennifer S. Kupper In-House Counsel & Compliance Officer iaCONSULTING A UBA Partner Firm The last few months have seen as many complaints filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against wellness programs. On August 20, 2014, the EEOC brought its first direct challenge of a wellness program under Title I of the Americans … Continued

When "Thank You" Isn’t Enough

We thank everyone — the pharmacist who fills our prescriptions, the postal carrier who delivers our mail and even the stranger who holds the door open for us at the grocery store, but we often ignore the people who work diligently for us and give thei…

American Red Cross 100th Anniversary Blood Drive | Byrne, Byrne & Company

Throughout 2015, the American Red Cross is commemorating a century of helping make Chicago safer and more prepared in the face of emergencies. To help kick-off the year-long celebration, the Red Cross is partnering with ABC 7 Eyewitness News, Fresenius Kabi, Univision and iHeartMedia Chicago to host the 100th Anniversary Blood Drive on Jan. 21 … Continued

Top 2014 UBA Publications for Employers | Chicago Employee Benefits

Posted by Bill Olson UBA publishes many white papers, an executive summary of its annual Health Plan Survey, and custom reports. Below are the publications that garnered the most traffic and requests in 2014. 1. The Employer’s Guide to “Play or Pay”. With every day that goes by, the nation’s employers move a step closer … Continued

Rate Trends and Delay Strategies

There was a nearly 322% increase in the number of plans utilizing an early renewal strategy on December 1, 2013, which delayed many effects of PPACA until December 1, 2014. Of the employers who postponed their renewal date, 94% were small businesses th…

Are You Benchmarking Your Health Plan Correctly?

Many employers benchmark their health plans against other employers with the same carrier or using nationally available data. But the benchmarking best practice is to compare your plan with others based on plan type, region, employee size, and industry.

Are You Benchmarking Your Health Plan Correctly?

Many employers benchmark their health plans against other employers with the same carrier or using nationally available data. But the benchmarking best practice is to compare your plan with others based on plan type, region, employee size, and industry.

Are You Benchmarking Your Health Plan Correctly?

Many employers benchmark their health plans against other employers with the same carrier or using nationally available data. But the benchmarking best practice is to compare your plan with others based on plan type, region, employee size, and industry.

Don’t be a Craveman – Wellness

It’s the holidays. It’s the perfect storm of indulging in food that you may not normally eat. Whether you get gift baskets in the office, or are just tempted by all the holiday goodies in the supermarket, your mind is constantly being coerced into wan…

Don’t be a Craveman – Wellness

It’s the holidays. It’s the perfect storm of indulging in food that you may not normally eat. Whether you get gift baskets in the office, or are just tempted by all the holiday goodies in the supermarket, your mind is constantly being coerced into wan…