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What to Do with Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Rebate Checks and Pandemic Rebates from Carriers

Many employers are beginning to receive Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rebate checks from carriers for calendar year 2019, which are due by September 30, 2020. Some employers may also be receiving premium rebates because of COVID-19. Here's what you need to know.

2021 Coronavirus Stimulus Package and Relief Bill

Congress recently passed a $900 billion piece of legislation to aid struggling citizens, businesses, and the economy with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Here is an overview of what the law provides for employers, especially for their health plans.

Large Group Sales Bonus from Health Net

Health Net’s Go for 2! Bonus Program offers the chance to earn up to a $135 bonus per member of a new sale group. All year long!

Industry News: Costs Up 55% in a Decade on Job-Based Health Insurance

Article based on Kaiser Health News and Kaiser Family Foundation reporting on increase in employer-sponsored insurance costs over the past decade

Word & Brown Companies Named a Top Place to Work by OC Register

The Word & Brown Companies have been awarded a Top Work Places 2020 honor by The Orange County Register.

Changing Employer Benefit Contributions Midyear

Businesses sponsoring employee benefit plans may be inclined to consider employer contribution changes midyear in an effort to reduce spending. However, there are consequences of making such a change. Our column addresses the risks.

Annual New Year Benefits Compliance Responsibilities for Employers

Employers have annual, recurring compliance responsibilities in the employee benefits space – even if they do not offer health plans. Here is what you – and your clients – need to know ahead of the January 1, 2021, deadlines.

Technology to Help Brokers During Peak Season/Open Enrollment

Technology post regarding open enrollment technology to help brokers