Category Archives: Iowa Health Insurance

Changes in the I-9… again

September 18th they will be utilizing a new form and you will need to begin using it on or before that date. If you have been using the online form this should be pretty easy for you.  They really have … Continue reading

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Exciting Changes to the Group Services Team!

We are thrilled to introduce our newest team member, Director of Compliance and Human Resources Consulting, Doug Petersma! Doug joins the Group Services team with 30+ years of human resources and operations management experience. He looks forward to using his experience … Continue reading

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Your Cadillac Tax Disaster Recovery Plan Phase 1: Design

In a recent blog we alerted you to the coming storm known as the Cadillac tax. We also offered three separate but interrelated strategies for winning the Cadillac tax game. We call them The Big 3: Design, Funding and Health. … Continue reading

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MEDICARE??? How did I get here so fast and now what do I do???

On the surface it seems so simple… You turn 65, someone at the Social Security office automatically signs you up for Medicare and sends you a nice little red, white and blue card to show to your doctor the next … Continue reading

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Two Pilot Programs for Wraparound Coverage

In December 2014, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury issued proposed rules that would allow employers to offer limited “wraparound” plans. This would give employees access to high-level benefits, even if they would lack generous … Continue reading

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FLMA Benefits Apply to Employees in Same-Sex Marriages

In February, the U.S. Labor Department updated the Family and Medical Leave Act’s (FMLA) definition of spouse. This extends the benefits under the FMLA to workers in legal same-sex marriages, regardless of where they live. The Department of Labor’s rule … Continue reading

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Consider Offering Accident Insurance to Employee Benefit Plans

Summer will soon be here and accident claims typically jump 20 percent during summer months. Summer poses particular dangers for teens and children. The National Safety Council says, “The 100 deadliest days for teen drivers stretch from Memorial Day to … Continue reading

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Caregiving for Parents on the Rise – Why Employers Should Care

In 2012, 22.7 percent of adults ages 85 and older lived in a multi-generational household, reports Pew. As people live longer, experts expect this trend to continue. Why Should Employers Care? Productivity. Caregiving — and the stresses it creates — … Continue reading

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