Calls for Expanded COBRA Coverage


With nearly 40 million workers laid off or furloughed as a result of the Coronavirus, many organizations have urged Congress to expand COBRA coverage. Most of their concerns are focused on encouraging Congress to subsidize COBRA premiums for these workers so that existing health conditions will not get worse because care is delayed. To date, [...]

Calls for Expanded COBRA Coverage2020-10-23T14:26:56+00:00

A Time for Leadership


There are many concerns that cause top executives to lose sleep, but the events of the past couple months have tested business owners and decision makers in ways that can only be described as unprecedented. The uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus coupled with a burning desire to get back to business have created an increasingly dynamic [...]

A Time for Leadership2020-07-09T14:39:10+00:00

How COVID-19 Is Transmitted


According to the CDC, the Coronavirus is thought to spread mainly through being close enough to an infected person to be touched by respiratory droplets discharged by coughing, sneezing or talking. These droplets can land in the mouth or nose or be inhaled into the lungs. Physicians suggest the virus can spread very easily between [...]

How COVID-19 Is Transmitted2020-06-24T16:23:11+00:00

No-Deductible COVID-19 Care


Uninsured people needing medical treatment for the coronavirus will be able to get that treatment without concerns about out-of-pocket costs or unexpected charges. Thanks to the federal stimulus package passed by Congress in early April, hospitals and healthcare providers that treat these folks will be paid for unreimbursed care at current Medicare rates. While the [...]

No-Deductible COVID-19 Care2020-06-11T14:37:24+00:00

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Employees and Plan Participants


This blog was published on April 3, 2020 International's Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans Blog, written by Robbie Hartman, CEBS. Photo source: 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

How reference-based pricing can recession-proof your benefits


This article was published on March 18, 2020 on, written by Amanda Schiavo. Photo Source: The coronavirus is causing concern around the world, impacting the health and safety of millions and upending the global economy. As stock prices plunge and a possible recession looms, employers and self-insured organizations may react by cutting excess [...]

How reference-based pricing can recession-proof your benefits2020-03-19T15:02:07+00:00
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