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With COVID-19 turning the world and the healthcare industry on its head, we regualry write about the ways you can navigate the system to keep your business afloat.

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Updates and questions in the world of Employee Benefits

Coronavirus Testing

Coronavirus Testing: Who Should Pay?

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Coronavirus has spread rapidly throughout the world, especially in places with more vulnerable populations. Specifically, in the nursing homes, there has been a massive spike in COVID-19 related deaths. With this information, many state officials have called for nursing home workers and residents to be tested consistently. These health care workers are some of the most underpaid workers in the industry, yet they might have to take on the financial burden of paying for their weekly testing.
voluntary and individual benefits

Navigating Individual and Voluntary Benefits

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Navigating the similarities and differences between individual and voluntary benefits can seem challenging. Which ones do your employees want? What can employees get from individual benefits that they can’t from voluntary? How can benefits attract and retain great talent? Here is a list of the major similarities and differences between the two to help you navigate what benefits you want to provide.
COVID-19 and ACA Compliance

ACA Compliance and COVID-19

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Due to COVID-19, ACA compliance has become a bit more complicated. As an employer, you must ensure that all your paperwork and practices are ACA compliant. If individuals wrongly receive a PTC, the employer is responsible for proving to the IRS that the individual did not qualify. It is now more important than ever to have your information in order, in case of future issues. In the ACA times article below, you will see why ACA penalties may increase this year, and how you can prevent potential penalties for your business.
voluntary benefits

Voluntary Benefits and Your Employees

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Benefit programs are essential to keeping your employees engaged and happy at work— but not just standard benefit programs. You also need to be providing voluntary benefits. Voluntary benefits allow employees to feel cared for and important in your organization. Here are a few ways voluntary benefits might benefit your business:
How Will Coronavirus Affect the Health Care System

COVID-19 & the Health Care System

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Coronavirus has sent shockwaves throughout the world over the past few months. While we work to combat the virus right now, we also must consider what might happen in the future. How will the pandemic, the shutdown economy, canceled elective surgeries, and other coronavirus-related issues affect the future of our well being as a whole?
Medicare False Claims and Audits

Medicare, False Claims Act & Audits

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Under the CARES Act, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services was instructed to write payments under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System by 20% for Medicare beneficiaries who have had COVID-19.