In late June, the Department of Labor introduced final rules on Association Health Plans (AHP), which will allow bonafide associations to offer healthcare plans to member companies. While we had hoped for a different approach to regulating these plans, association health plans will be regulated by states as MEWAs. According to the final rules, an [...]
This article was published on September 10, 2018 on BenefitsPro, written by Darick Bradford. Why are more small businesses offering self-funded health benefit plans? I see three big reasons. Source: BenefitsPro “Wait, what’s a self-funded plan again? And why does it make sense for my clients?” These are questions I hear from brokers [...]
The article below is from Crain's New York Business, written by Caroline Lewis Park Slope Food Coop is among the employers that could be forced to join the small-group health insurance market Photo: Flickr/Wally Gobetz Faced with rising premiums in the group health insurance market, the Park Slope Food Coop opted five years [...]
Results from Kaiser Family Foundation research show that while fewer small employers offered health benefits last year than 15 years earlier in 2000, and finding affordable coverage is a challenge, interest in small group plans is growing among companies with 3 to 50 employees.
One of the biggest concerns of small business owners continues to be the paid and unpaid leave bills passing out of committee. In the Senate, the Healthy Workplace Act S.B. 2147 would require all employers to provide up to 7 paid sick days each year. The House passed H.B. 3297, creating the Employee Paid Health [...]