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COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Employers

November 7, 2021 9:16 pm Published by Comments Off on COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Employers

OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard requires employers with 100+ employees to mandate vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing. We can help. We have partnered with Genetworx to offer testing programs to employers. Here are a few key takeaways: 1. All private businesses with over 100 employees will be required to give their workers paid time off to [...]


Millions Of People with Medicare Have Reached “Catastrophic” Part D Coverage

September 23, 2021 3:35 pm Published by Comments Off on Millions Of People with Medicare Have Reached “Catastrophic” Part D Coverage

By Casey Schwarz, July 29, 2021 Medicare Part D, which covers outpatient prescription drugs for people with Medicare, has four phases of coverage: the deductible, when the beneficiary pays the full cost of the medication; the initial coverage period, when the plan pays for most of the cost of the medication and the beneficiary pays [...]


Updated colorectal cancer screening preventive coverage for IBX Group Business

July 15, 2021 6:41 pm Published by Comments Off on Updated colorectal cancer screening preventive coverage for IBX Group Business

Effective September 1, 2021, Independence will cover colorectal cancer screenings as a preventive service for individuals starting at 45 years of age at no cost‑share. This change is in response to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated colorectal cancer screening recommendation released on May 18, 2021. More information on the change can be [...]


Life Insurance

July 9, 2021 7:50 pm Published by Comments Off on Life Insurance

Whether it is your first life insurance policy or you’re in need of a policy review to assess current needs, our experts can help you find the right combination of products to protect your most valuable assets and fit your budget. To get started, please check off all the questions that apply so we can [...]


You may be eligible for additional tax credits!

May 17, 2021 3:31 pm Published by Comments Off on You may be eligible for additional tax credits!

ARPA Extends Open Enrollment, Enabling Pennie Subscribers to Take Advantage of Additional Tax Credits Pennie (PA Individual Exchange) will be extending the open enrollment period from May 15 until August 15, 2021. This extension enables consumers TO take advantage of the benefits of the American Rescue Plan. Some key benefits of this plan are: • [...]


Employers — What You Need to Know about the COBRA Subsidy

May 16, 2021 3:30 pm Published by Comments Off on Employers — What You Need to Know about the COBRA Subsidy

Guidance Issued on the 2021 COBRA Subsidy On April 7, 2021, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued FAQs regarding implementation of the 2021 COBRA premium assistance (or “COBRA subsidy”). The 2021 COBRA subsidy was included as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARP”). The American Rescue Plan Act of 2011 (ARPA) is a significant [...]


The COVID-19 pandemic: key employee benefits and compensation issues to consider

April 7, 2020 5:21 pm Published by Comments Off on The COVID-19 pandemic: key employee benefits and compensation issues to consider

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic raises many employee benefit and compensation considerations for employers. We examine key issues relating to COVID-19 and provide suggested strategies for employers to prepare for these issues. These are uncertain times, and we anticipate that we may need to revise our thinking or make additions to this list as additional [...]


CVS’s response to supporting communities dealing with COVID-19.

April 7, 2020 5:19 pm Published by Comments Off on CVS’s response to supporting communities dealing with COVID-19.

CVS Health Corp. said it plans to hire 50,000 people in full-time, part-time and temporary jobs to tackle surging demand for drugstore services and health goods during the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. The drugstore chain said it plans to hire store workers, delivery drivers, distribution center workers and customer service employees. CVS and other pharmacies are [...]


Five Reasons To Align Your Company With A Reputable Employee Benefits Agency In Philadelphia

April 2, 2020 7:21 pm Published by Comments Off on Five Reasons To Align Your Company With A Reputable Employee Benefits Agency In Philadelphia

Providing your team with access to superior coverage is a key part of building a strong and robust business. After all, if your benefits package isn’t a competitive one, you’ll have a hard time attracting and maintaining the type of talent that you want to have on board. There are actually a number of good [...]