Pizza 4 Pals Fundraiser Provides Meals for Those in Need

2020-06-04T14:01:31+00:00

Two local high school students, Aleia Goodison and Vincent Scileppi, are raising money to ensure kids don’t go hungry this summer. They’ve started a fundraising program called Pizza 4 Pals and 100% of the funds raised will provide meals for students in Middletown, CT. Their mission is to feed children during the summer months who [...]

Pizza 4 Pals Fundraiser Provides Meals for Those in Need2020-06-04T14:01:31+00:00

Diversified Group’s Continuing Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2020-05-01T21:29:29+00:00

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives from stay at home orders to social distancing and we’ve all had to adjust to what is becoming known as the new normal. One thing that has not changed, however, is Diversified Group's dedication to patient outreach via case management, pre-certification, disease management, and discharge planning. [...]

Diversified Group’s Continuing Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic2020-05-01T21:29:29+00:00

The CARES Act Impact on Employee Benefit Plans

2020-04-09T18:08:55+00:00

CARES Act Employee Benefit Impact High Deductible Health Plans payment for tele-health. Effective immediately, the CARES Act creates a temporary safe harbor allowing HDHPs to cover telehealth services and other remote care without cost to plan members before plan members’ deductibles are met. This temporary safe harbor applies to all HDHPs, including those with plan members using [...]

The CARES Act Impact on Employee Benefit Plans2020-04-09T18:08:55+00:00

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Employees and Plan Participants

2020-04-03T19:14:38+00:00

This blog was published on April 3, 2020 International's Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans Blog, written by Robbie Hartman, CEBS. Photo source: blog.ifebp.org. In rapid time, the coronavirus has upended the benefit industry’s way of work. Most offices stand empty or operate with a skeleton crew, as employees and plan participants keep their distance and work [...]

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Employees and Plan Participants2020-04-03T19:14:38+00:00

DOL Issues Families First Coronavirus Response Act Employee Notification Poster

2020-04-09T17:06:28+00:00

The Department of Labor recently published The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) employee’s notification poster. According to the Department of Labor, each covered employer (i.e., employers with fewer than 500 employees) must post the FFCRA Notice Poster in a conspicuous place on its premises. Covered employers may satisfy this requirement by emailing or direct mailing [...]

DOL Issues Families First Coronavirus Response Act Employee Notification Poster2020-04-09T17:06:28+00:00

COVID-19 Helpful Tip: Who Pays for COVID-19 Testing?

2020-03-30T17:42:24+00:00

To Our Valued Clients:  We recognize that there is plenty of uncertainty right now unfolding around the situation we find ourselves in with the introduction of COVID-19. At Diversified, our aim is to add some clarity surrounding your medical plan by reviewing the trending topics of the calls coming into our member services department. Question #2:  Who [...]

COVID-19 Helpful Tip: Who Pays for COVID-19 Testing?2020-03-30T17:42:24+00:00

DG Compliance Update: Handling Benefits During a Furlough or Temporary Layoff

2020-04-09T17:06:17+00:00

In light of the nation's response to COVID-19 and the resultant economic downturn, employers of all sizes face a dilemma of evaluating employee head counts. Many employers are considering furloughs or temporary layoffs to reduce immediate payroll, hoping the downturn lasts for a period of a few weeks instead of months. Below is a list [...]

DG Compliance Update: Handling Benefits During a Furlough or Temporary Layoff2020-04-09T17:06:17+00:00

Congress Passes “The Families First Coronavirus Response Act” – What Plan Sponsors Need to Know

2020-04-09T17:06:36+00:00

On March 19th, President Trump signed into law The Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This is a significant piece of legislation designed to address the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill provides new employee leave benefits, including paid sick time options and mandated insurance coverage for the COVID-testing. Mandated Coverage for COVID-19 Testing: Group [...]

Congress Passes “The Families First Coronavirus Response Act” – What Plan Sponsors Need to Know2020-04-09T17:06:36+00:00

COVID-19 Helpful Tip: Virtual Office Visits & Telemedicine

2020-03-20T15:45:58+00:00

To Our Valued Clients: We recognize that there is plenty of uncertainty right now unfolding around the situation we find ourselves in with the introduction of COVID-19. At Diversified, our aim is to add some clarity surrounding your medical plan by reviewing the trending topics of the calls coming into our member services department. Question [...]

COVID-19 Helpful Tip: Virtual Office Visits & Telemedicine2020-03-20T15:45:58+00:00

Diversified Group Business Continuity Planning

2020-03-18T21:18:11+00:00

To Our Valued Clients and Business Partners, As we are all dealing with COVID-19 we want to reach out to you and say please be safe and rest assured that Diversified Group has plans and resources in place in our effort to protect our employees and continue to serve our clients. We have a business [...]

Diversified Group Business Continuity Planning2020-03-18T21:18:11+00:00