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IRS Modification To HSA 2018 Contribution Limits

By Gibson on Apr 30, 2018 6:30:00 AM

On April 26, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced yet another modification to the annual limitation on deductions for contributions to Health Savings Accounts (HSA).

Topics: Employee Benefits Employee Benefits Practice
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M&A Employee Benefits Strategies

By Brian Bellware on Apr 25, 2018 6:30:00 AM

In this thriving economy, savvy leaders are preparing themselves to capitalize on Merger and Acquisition (M&A) opportunities to supplement organic growth. According to a recent study from Deloitte, “Corporations and private equity firms foresee an acceleration of M&A activity in 2018—both in the number of deals and the size of those transactions.”

Topics: Employee Benefits Employee Benefits Practice M&A
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Benefits Of An HSA

By Gibson on Feb 28, 2018 6:30:00 AM

According to Willis Towers Watson, nearly half of the employees enrolled in a qualified high deductible health plan (HDHP) in 2017, did not contribute their own money to a Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). It is important to educate employees and help them understand what an HSA is and the benefits of setting aside pretax money for qualified medical expenses.

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Care Reform
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Employee Benefits Outlook: What Will 2018 Bring For Health Care?

By Gibson on Feb 7, 2018 6:30:00 AM

Gibson’s Wes Mantooth, Principal and Consultant in the Employee Benefits Practice, shares his insight on what 2018 may bring for the world of health care.

Topics: Employee Benefits
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Health Illiteracy: The Problem You Didn't Know You Had

By Gibson on Jan 10, 2018 6:30:00 AM

Navigating the health care system can be a tricky and windy road. Not knowing and understanding basic health information can cost people money and affect their wellbeing.  

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Risk Management
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The Bottom Is Not Falling Completely Out of The EEOC Wellness Incentive Regulations

By Gibson on Jan 8, 2018 6:30:00 AM

You’ve probably read or heard by now that in late December 2017, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeal (D.C. Circuit) vacated the EEOC Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) wellness incentive rules, effective January 1, 2019. This is true.

You may have also heard that this means the entire framework of wellness plans as we know them are now in question. This is an exaggeration.

We are going to examine the relevant parts of American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) v. the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), 1:16-CV-02113-JDB to help you sort fact from fiction and be better informed about what is coming in 2018 and 2019 regarding wellness plan incentive rules.

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Risk Management

Happy Holidays 2017

By Gibson on Dec 20, 2017 6:30:00 AM

From our employee-owners to you and your family, we wish you a safe and joyous holiday!



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Workplace Wellbeing: Updated Blood Pressure Health Guidelines

By Whitney Trent on Dec 19, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Recently, two national health organizations, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC), updated hypertension guidelines. The previous guidelines for high blood pressure diagnosis were 140 mm Hg/90 mmHg while the new guidelines for high blood pressure are 130 mm Hg/80 mmHg. What does this mean for your employees? Does it impact your workplace wellbeing efforts?

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Risk Management
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Employee Wellbeing Across Generations

By Gibson on Nov 15, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Millennials are the largest generation of employees and for the first time in history, five generations of Americans are now in the workforce. The generational differences present a unique challenge for employers, especially when it comes to values and preferred communication styles.

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Risk Management
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Impacting The Opioid Epidemic

By Gibson on Nov 6, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Tragic stories of loss at the hands of opioids have become all too common. The misuse and abuse of prescription drugs, specifically opioids, has become an epidemic. It is a massive problem impacting our friends, families, communities, and the workforce.

Topics: Commercial Insurance Risk Management Employee Benefits Personal Insurance & Risk Management