Healthcare Organizations SCAM ALERT

2021-04-29T14:01:15+00:00

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has been made aware of postcards being sent to healthcare organizations informing the recipients that they are required to participate in a “Required Security Risk Assessment,” and they are being directed to send their risk assessment to the following URL below (DO NOT click on the link below or [...]

Healthcare Organizations SCAM ALERT2021-04-29T14:01:15+00:00

Two Haddam Teens Help Feed Middletown Families During Pandemic

2021-01-11T16:11:07+00:00

This article was published January 10, 2021 on HK-Now.com, written by Kathy Brown. (Jan. 9, 2021) — Aleia Goodison and Vincent Scileppi Jr. recognized a problem and found a solution. “Vincent and I realized that the pandemic was making it harder than usual for low-income or struggling families to provide food for themselves,” said Aleia, [...]

Two Haddam Teens Help Feed Middletown Families During Pandemic2021-01-11T16:11:07+00:00

Families First Response Act Expanded Leave Provisions Set to Expire

2020-12-07T16:44:46+00:00

Barring congressional action to extend the law as the pandemic worsens around the country, the additional paid leave provided for by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expires on December 31, 2020. Background: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave [...]

Families First Response Act Expanded Leave Provisions Set to Expire2020-12-07T16:44:46+00:00

PCOR Fee Increases for Health Plans

2020-12-04T16:33:23+00:00

The IRS announced in Notice 2020-84 that the adjusted applicable amount for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCOR) fee for policy or plan years ending on or after October 1, 2020, and before October 1, 2021, will be $2.66 per plan participant. The PCOR fee is calculated based on the average number of lives covered under [...]

PCOR Fee Increases for Health Plans2020-12-04T16:33:23+00:00

Diversified Group Named One of CT’s 2020 Healthiest Employers

2020-09-21T19:01:04+00:00

This article was published on September 21, 2020 on Hartford Business. Photo source is Hartford Business Journal. 1st Place | Category: 2 to 99 Employees Diversified Group Brokerage Headquarters: Marlborough Industry: Health insurance Top Executive: Brooks T. Goodison, President When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Diversified Group to work remotely, the third-party health plan administrator wanted [...]

Diversified Group Named One of CT’s 2020 Healthiest Employers2020-09-21T19:01:04+00:00

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
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