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Departments Issue Further Guidance Under No Surprises Act | Chicago Employee Benefits

On September 30, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, and the Department of the Treasury (collectively, the Departments), along with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), released an interim final rule (IFR) under the No Surprises Act (Act) to help protect health care consumers from surprise billing and excessive … Continued

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease | IL Employee Benefits Advisors

Many of us have heard of Alzheimer’s disease but may not know much more than it is a disease that causes memory loss.  Experts suggest that more than 6 million Americans, most of them age 65 or older, may have dementia caused by Alzheimer’s.  This disease is currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in … Continued

The Root Cause of the Great Resignation Is Not What You Think | Chicago Employee Benefits

Theories abound about why workers are leaving their jobs in record numbers in 2021 and thus creating what pundits are calling the Great Resignation. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in August. These resignations continue to be higher in food service, retail, and education. One popular opinion … Continued

Four Misunderstood Terms in the Americans with Disabilities Act | Chicago Benefits Group

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to employers with 15 or more employees. Despite its broad coverage, there’s a lot of confusion about what the law requires and what its terms entail. A big reason for this confusion is the language of the law itself; the ADA speaks of nebulous concepts like undue hardship … Continued

10 Surprising Things You Can Buy With Your Leftover FSA Money | Chicago Benefits Agents

The end of the year is drawing near which may mean you have some extra money to spend. No, you didn’t read that wrong.  Many Americans have money in their Flexible Savings Accounts (FSAs) that they need to use up before the end of the year. FSAs provide the benefit of putting pre-tax money aside … Continued