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Our blog features timely, relevant posts that discuss employee benefit issues and regulations affecting small and medium-sized businesses. We’ll share brief, insightful information on a wide variety of topics, including the Affordable Care Act, group health insurance, compliance, benefit communication, and employee wellness. Subject matter experts provide blog posts such as ‘Managing Employees in the Gig Economy’, ‘COBRA Liability in Mergers and Acquisitions’, and ‘Tools to Support Working Parents’. We’ll update these frequently to keep you informed, and hope you’ll visit often. Questions about a specific topic? Give us a call or contact us – we’ll help with answers and advice.


How to Use Early Open Enrollment for Employee Retention | IN Benefits Team

Amid the economic panic last year, workers were unwilling to sacrifice job security for a new work environment.  Many workers felt it was foolish to re-enter the job market during a shut down.  However, in 2021, employers have experienced high turnover rates and experts are now predicting a “turnover tsunami” in voluntary departures and resignations.  … Continued

Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part I Interim Final Rule with Comment Period | IN Benefits Firm

On July 1, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 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 with comment period (IFC), entitled “Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part I.” This rule related to Title … Continued

Exploring Heart Health | Vincennes Benefits Advisors

Heartbreaks are painful, but did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with more than 655,000 people dying from the condition each year. This equates to one in four deaths attributed to this awful disease. The most common form of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), … Continued

Health Plan PCORI Fees Are Due August 2 | Indiana Employee Benefits Group

Do you offer coverage to your employees through a self-insured group health plan? Do you sponsor a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)? If so, do you know whether your plan or HRA is subject to the annual Patient-Centered Research Outcomes Institute (PCORI) fee? This article answers frequently-asked questions about the PCORI fee, which plans are affected, … Continued

IRS Announces Two New Online Tools to Help Families Manage Child Tax Credit Payments | Evansville Benefits Group

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today launched two new online tools designed to help families manage and monitor the advance monthly payments of Child Tax Credits under the American Rescue Plan. These two new tools are in addition to the Non-filer Sign-up Tool, announced last week, which helps families not normally required to file … Continued

How to Stay on Track While on Vacation | Indiana Employee Benefits Agency

Summer is here and so many of us work hard to lose a few pounds before summer vacation but then get to our vacations and ‘’want to live it up!’’ The problem is that then we end up bloated and unhappy with those decisions.  Vacation is supposed to be a time to relax and unwind … Continued

Important Tips for Men’s Health | IN Employee Benefits Team

We have certainly been focused on improving our health this year. June is Men’s Health Month and provides a great opportunity to focus on some simple tips that men can follow to shore up their health. These five guidelines will not only assist with a man’s physical health, but also their mental health. Make Annual … Continued

Data Drop: D&I Appetite, Mental Health Struggles and the Expanding Gig Economy | Vincennes Benefits Agents

There are certain issues that have taken center stage in the collective conscious when talking about the workplace, the future of work and how the current workforce is faring under the current conditions. Naturally, as those things enter the collective conscious, researchers find themselves asking what exactly holds true and what can we learn from … Continued

Advance Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021 | Vincennes Employee Benefits Agency

There have been important changes to the Child Tax Credit that will help many families receive advance payments starting this summer. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 expands the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for tax year 2021 only. The expanded credit means: The credit amounts will increase for many taxpayers. The credit for … Continued

Exploring In-Network and Out-of-Network Benefits | Evansville Benefits Partners

You have surely heard the terms “in-network” and “out-of-network” when referring to doctors or care facilities and your insurance plan. It can be confusing and make you wonder why it matters to you, as the consumer. Let’s explore these terms and find out more! What are Health Insurance Plan Networks? Health insurance plans create networks … Continued

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