TeleMedicine – The NextGen Benefit of Minor Healthcare | Chicago Benefit Advisors

It’s not surprising that 2017 stands to be the year many will have an experience to share using a Telemedicine or a Virtual Doctor service. With current market trends, government regulations, and changing economic demands, it’s fast becoming a more popular alternative to traditional healthcare visits.  And, as healthcare costs continue to rise and there … Continued

Reducing Outdoor Slip, Trip and Falls | Chicago Benefit Advisors

Slips, trips and falls are a leading cause of employee and customer injuries – and they’re not a just concern in the winter months. Register for this informative session on April 28th at 1:00 p.m. CDT to learn more about your exposure to loss and tips to reduce it. Register here.

Congress Eliminates OSHA Continuous Reporting Obligation Rule | Chicago Benefit Advisors

What played out as a soap opera of sorts involving all three branches of government has resulted in relief for employers. On March 22, 2017, the Senate narrowly adopted House Joint Resolution 83 (H.J.Res.83) under the Congressional Review Act. The joint resolution nullifies a recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) final rule that went … Continued

The Overtime Rule Saga Continues… | Chicago Benefit Advisors

All the hullabaloo about the potential new Department of Labor overtime rules was for naught as the implementation of the law has been delayed again. President Trump’s Department of Justice (DOJ) requested extensions to the appeal process to determine its strategy and finalize its standpoint on the proposed regulations. Some political experts theorize that the … Continued

House Committees Release ACA Replacement Bills | Chicago Benefit Advisors

On March 6, 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives issued two bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the budget reconciliation process. These bills, which were issued by the Ways and Means Committee and the Energy and Commerce Committee, are collectively known as the American Health Care Act. … Continued

Long-Awaited Repeal and Replacement Plan for ACA Unveiled | Chicago Benefit Advisors

On March 6, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee released a proposed budget reconciliation bill, entitled the American Health Care Act, to replace portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If enacted, the American Health Care Act would provide some relief from provisions of the ACA for employers and make other … Continued

The “Line 22” Question: Which Box(es) Do I Check? | Chicago Benefit Advisors

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals are required to have health insurance while applicable large employers (ALEs) are required to offer health benefits to their full-time employees. In order for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to verify that (1) individuals have the required minimum essential coverage, (2) individuals who request premium … Continued

Top Five Compliance Assessment Surprises | Chicago Benefit Advisors

Our Firm is making a big push to provide compliance assessments for our clients and using them as a marketing tool with prospects. Since the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) began its Health Benefits Security Project in October 2012, there has been increased scrutiny. While none of our clients have been audited yet, we expect … Continued

Gig Economy For Dummies | Chicago Benefit Consultants

What is a Gig Economy?

Employers Seek Guidance to Strategically Manage Health Insurance Costs | Chicago Benefit Advisors

Data from the UBA Health Plan Survey provides employers of all sizes more detailed-and therefore more meaningful-benchmarks and trends than any other source.  Click here to view the highlights and key findings from the 2016 survey responses.