Up and Away – Healthcare Costs Are Taking Off

May 22, 2023
by anchoradmin
Category: Custom ContentHealth Care

Tags: Healthcare Costs

Healthcare costs, and consequently employee health benefit costs, have been growing at an alarming rate in recent years. The U.S. as a nation spends more on health care than any other developed country but has worse health outcomes.  How is this possible? Four Key Factors Driving U.S. Healthcare Costs: Aging Population Healthcare gets more expensive […]

Loss Control Tips: Houses of Worship – Professional Liability

May 15, 2023
by anchoradmin
Category: ChurchNonprofitProperty and Casualty

Tags: P&CRisk Migitigation

Owning and operating a house of worship—whether it be a church, synagogue, temple or chapel—can be a rewarding endeavor. These establishments play a major role in bringing faith-based communities together for a wide range of activities and celebrations, such as prayer services, religious studies, youth programs, weddings, baptisms, funerals, confirmations and holiday parties. However, operating […]

Benefits and Me – May 2023

May 8, 2023
by anchoradmin
Category: Zywave

Tags: Biosimilar DrugsLSAsVision Benefits

Understanding Lifestyle Spending Accounts Chances are you’re paying more attention to your benefits and wondering how to get the best bang for your buck. You’re likely familiar with health savings and flexible spending accounts, but have you heard of lifestyle spending accounts (LSAs)? An LSA is an employer-funded account that can cover some health- and […]

Volunteering and It’s Surprising Mental Health Benefits

May 1, 2023
by anchoradmin
Category: Custom ContentMental Health

Tags: Mental healthVolunteering

Volunteers make an immeasurable difference in people’s lives and often serve with the intention of helping others. But, did you know that volunteering can benefit your mental health as well? While it’s true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience, volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge […]

Benefits Buzz: April 2023

April 24, 2023
by anchoradmin
Category: Compliance


Gag Clause Attestations Are Due by Dec. 31, 2023 On Feb. 23, 2023, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury (Departments) issued FAQs on the prohibition of gag clauses under the transparency provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA). These FAQs require health plans and health insurance issuers to submit […]

Fact Sheet for Consumers About the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

April 17, 2023
by anchoradmin
Category: COVID-19

Tags: End of PHE

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a consumer-facing fact sheet to help people know what to expect at the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). The Department of Health and Human Services is planning for the federal PHE and the COVID-19 national emergency to expire at the end of the day on […]

Two Areas Impacting Benefits When the COVID-19 Emergencies End

April 16, 2023
by anchoradmin
Category: ComplianceCOVID-19

Tags: COVID-19End of PHE

When the COVID-19 public health emergency and national emergency were declared in 2020, no one anticipated they would still be in place in 2023. On January 30, 2023, the President announced the intent to end the emergencies on May 11, 2023. The impact of the emergencies on employer-sponsored benefits affected certain coverages, reimbursements, and timelines. […]

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