Budgeting and Prepping for Open Enrollment

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If you are running a business, you need to get an early start on preparations for your small group health plan open enrollment, particularly now as so much confusion abounds about the state of health insurance in the country. With recent new regulations, options have changed for employers and you need to stay focused on maximizing your outcomes within your budget. You also want to drive participation, as that too can reduce overall rates for you. Prepping for open enrollment The basics Familiarize yourself with the various options that you have: Health maintenance organizations – HMOs are typically the least expensive…
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High-deductible Plans Gain Favor, but PPOs Still Tops

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More employees than ever are opting for high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), but preferred provider organizations (PPOs) are still the most popular among group health plans, a new study has found. Thirty-four percent of employees selected an HDHP for 2016 when it was offered alongside a traditional health plan, with millennial employees over age 26 the most likely to choose the option at 40%, according to a report by benefits management technology provider Benefitfocus Inc. The company analyzed enrollment data from 2,400 midsize employers using its technology platform. The study found that 87% of midsize employers offer traditional plans – health…
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