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    Topic: Benefits Healthcare

    When Do Deductibles Start Over for Employees?
    By Lauren Brown on July 14, 2021 | 3 min read time

    When an organization renews health plans in the middle of the year, employees might worry that their deductible will reset. It’s an understandable...

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    Amazon Expanding Healthcare Initiatives with Sleep Monitoring Tech and More
    By Drew Gieseke on July 13, 2021 | 3 min read time

    Amazon continues to make strategic moves that could reshape the healthcare industry. In early July 2021, the tech giant was granted permission by...

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    New Surprise Billing Regulation Will Take Effect Jan. 1, 2022
    By Drew Gieseke on July 12, 2021 | 3 min read time

    Passed as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA), the No Surprises Act is a piece of legislation that is designed to limit or...

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    Low to No Cost Health Insurance Now Available for Unemployed Americans
    By Lauren Brown on July 9, 2021 | 3 min read time

    Americans who received unemployment in 2021 might be eligible for no-cost or low-cost health insurance through, as part of the ...

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    What is Self-Billing, and Why Should Employers Use It?
    By Lauren Brown on July 7, 2021 | 3 min read time

    Inaccurate carrier bills make life for difficult for employers and HR. However, more and more HRIS platforms offer self-billing functions, which...

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    What Employees Should Know About the Average Cost for Ultrasounds
    By Drew Gieseke on July 6, 2021 | 3 min read time

    Employers that provide a health insurance benefit to employees will almost certainly field countless questions about the costs of coverage. This...

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    Just Married: How Does Health Insurance Change for Newlywed Employees?
    By Lauren Brown on July 6, 2021 | 4 min read time

    Newlyweds have plenty to navigate after they tie the knot, including how they enroll in health insurance. Generally speaking, employees can only...

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    Do Your Employees Know What to Do When They Have Qualifying Life Events?
    By Lauren Brown on June 30, 2021 | 2 min read time

    When an employee experiences a life event such as the birth or adoption of a baby or a marriage, chances are they’re not immediately thinking...

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    Do Copays Count Toward the Out-of-Pocket Maximum?
    By Lauren Brown on June 29, 2021 | 6 min read time

    Back in 2014, all in-network cost-sharing, including copays, started to count toward a policyholder’s out-of-pocket maximum, which marked a...

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    EAP Mental Health: How To Implement an Employee Assistance Program
    By Travis Frady on June 28, 2021 | 4 min read time

      Implementing an employee assistance program is one way employers can help provide wellness and mental health support to employees,...

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