News & Insights

Lifting the veil on PBM prices

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2023 HSA and HDHP limits

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Transparency rules to increase consumer awareness of health care costs

Following a 2019 executive order issued by then President Trump, three regulatory departments worked together to issue two rules designed to increase medical care pricetransparency and increase competition among hospitals and health plans.

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Bukaty Companies Partners with Kaw Valley Insurance

Bukaty Companies and Kaw Valley Insurance joined forces this spring to expand their reach throughout Western Kansas. Kaw Valley Insurance, based in Rossville, Kansas, is a family-owned business founded in 1994 by Karen and Randy Dick. Early in the agency's growth, the team specialized in health and...

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Proposed overtime rules looming

On December 10, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced its agenda to review and update regulations for the overtime threshold established by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). A formal proposal of their new rules is expected within the month.

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Perfecting performance management

It can be tricky to track employee performance, but conducting performance reviews on a regular basis is a beneficial practice for managers and employees. Reviews help strengthen the relationship between the employee and the manager by providing a space for open dialogue from both parties. This...

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Negligent entrustment can end in costly settlements

Allowing an employee to drive on behalf of their employer without ensuring that the individual has a valid driver’s license and clean driving record can be considerednegligent entrustment. Employers can be held liable by third parties under negligent entrustment tort laws for auto accidents caused...

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PCORI fee Form 720 available now

Self-funded plan sponsors are subject to the annual Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee. Employers should use the updated Form 720 to file the necessary information with the IRS. The fee per covered individual for plans ending on or after October 1, 2021, and before October 1,...

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Form I-9 updates

All employers are required to complete Form 1-9 to verify an individual’s employment eligibility, which can be a confusing document to navigate. The most recent round of proposed changes to Form I-9 come from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and aim to simplify its structure and make it...

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Employee Assistance Program services in demand

As the world adapts to a working in a post-Covid-19 environment, the way employees prioritize benefit offerings is also changing. Employee Assistance Programs are gaining more traction, and worth adding to your benefits lineup. 

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