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REFRESHING INSIGHTS

from the McClone team

Creative Ideas for Offering Truly Competitive Benefits

You’ve no doubt heard countless news stories about the labor shortage, especially for highly skilled workers. What’s not being discussed as readily are creative solutions to the problem.

Topics: Employee Benefits

8 Employer Tips and Best Practices for Open Enrollment

Open enrollment season is fast approaching, and communicating health coverage options and changes to employees can be difficult, even for seasoned HR professionals. Employees are often confused by various terms and...

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Is Level Funded Health Insurance Right for Your Business?

Consumers in the U.S. pay more for healthcare than any other country in the world. Despite efforts by regulators to level the playing field, health insurance premiums have seen steady increases in recent years, and...

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Top 4 Best Practices for Offering Health Benefits and Lowering Premiums

A report from the Kaiser Family Foundation revealed that for employers with fewer than 200 employees, annual group health insurance premiums in 2017 totaled $17,615 for family coverage ($6,486 for single coverage)....

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Spousal Surcharges: Another Technique to Address Rising Health Insurance Costs?

It’s no secret that health insurance premiums keep going up. Last year, the annual increase for employers was over 10% and 2018 is expected to bring even higher rate increases.

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Employee Wellness Programs — A Key to Lowering Healthcare Costs

While the economy continues to improve, many businesses aren’t feeling its effects as they watch profits get eaten away by rising healthcare costs. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the average health...

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Self-funded Health Insurance — What It Is and When to Consider It

As costs for healthcare continue to climb, so do health insurance premiums. It’s estimated that large employers will see a 4.3% increase in health benefit costs in 2018. Small employers and their workforce are...

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Medicare-Eligible Employees May Impact 'Pay or Play' Penalties

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare-eligible individuals are ineligible to receive premium tax credits. As a result, employers with Medicare-eligible employees should consider how those employees may impact...

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Is Workers Compensation the same in every state?

Author: Chris Wilson, Senior Account Executive - McClone

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High Stakes Decisions on the Affordable Care Act

July 22, 2014 marked a day when two different federal courts came out on opposite sides of the same question. In the morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit dealt a serious blow to the Obama...

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