Why Obamacare Failed… and Trumpcare will too!
Should’ve Called it the Accessible Care Act You would think, with a name like the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the law would be sharply focused on reducing healthcare costs. And yet in the original 2,000 plus page bill, it is sparsely mentioned. Instead the legislation aims its attention at accessibility to health […]Read More
Trumpcare – An Early Look
Get my crystal ball We begin our Trumpcare series with a look at some of its key features. And while nothing is written in stone, there are two leading proposals, the Patient Care Act from Senator Orrin Hatch and A Better Way by House Speaker Paul Ryan. Their plans share some […]Read More
Does Your Company Qualify for Group Health Insurance?
Interest in Group Health Plans is on the Rise There are some major advantages to group health insurance versus an individual policy. First, group plans are now far less expensive than individual coverage, at least in Pennsylvania. Check out this example quote comparison report to see for yourself! Next, a company health plan can […]Read More
3 Common but Costly Compliance Mistakes
When the compliance police come knocking According to a recent interview with a leading Pennsylvania payroll company, there was a 300% increase in small business compliance audits in 2016. And the trend is likely to continue this year. While there are plenty of regulations to consider, we wanted to focus on […]Read More
New Health Insurance Options for PA Small Businesses
A light at the end of the tunnel Finally, after 6 years of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), new health insurance options for PA small businesses are starting to pop up. And just in time too, since our local insurance market was beginning to look quite grim. Why PA Needs New Health […]Read More
Hire Better Employees with these 3 Tech Savvy Tips
#1 Challenge for Small Businesses Let’s face it, hiring new employees is both time consuming and expensive. A recent article from Inc.com listed it as the number one challenge facing small businesses today. While hiring itself is important, it’s even more crucial that you hire the right people. Otherwise you’ll be looking for their replacements before you […]Read More
1095 Reporting Guide for 2016
First, a refresher… What are 1095 Forms? Under the Affordable Care Act, Americans must have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. The 1095 form proves to the IRS that you indeed had coverage. It’s important to realize however that employees don’t need a 1095-B or 1095-C to file their tax […]Read More
2017 Health Insurance Renewals – Inside the Numbers
A sneak peek Curious about your upcoming health insurance renewal? Wonder no more because the numbers are in! Get a jump start and find the right plan for your company in 2017. Our Crystal Ball You may be asking, how do you know what my renewal will be before I do? […]Read More
New Mandatory Employer Survey from CMS
Our Wonderful Government… Quick, what health insurance plan did you have in 2011? Seems like a strange question but due to CMS’s recent mailing it’s one you may have to answer. The letter refers to an online questionnaire for employers dubbed the Data Match Project. In it you are asked to recall and enter health insurance plans details from 2011-2013. […]Read More
5 Easy Tips to Help Your Benefits Stand Out!
Why do you offer benefits? New recruits and current employees alike often compare health insurance packages when deciding on a new job. Therefore small businesses that offer the right coverages are more likely to attract and retain high quality employees. So we wanted to share a few tips that will help make your benefits package […]Read More