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When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010, it included a provision that provided funding for medical research and established the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (PCORTF). Also known as a PCORI fee, it had a sunset date on a group’s medical plan anniversary date in 2019. This fee […]
Employees are your greatest asset. But during the hustle-and-bustle of this coronavirus pandemic, it can be hard to remember to show care and compassion to them. Read this blog from United Benefits Advisors for three simple tips on how to continue supporting your employees during this stressful time.
President for The Council for Disability Awareness
We are in the Disability Insurance Awareness Month 2020 during a once-in-a-century time period. Two months ago, few Americans understood the impact this novel coronavirus and COVID-19 would have on our business and personal lives. The good news is that after about six weeks of operating with new precautions governing many of our daily activities, […]
In response to the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Act) on March 18, 2020. The Act is an economic stimulus plan that affects coverage and cost sharing for COVID-19 testing and provides expanded federal family and medical leave and a new federal paid sick […]
Some people choose a hero based on their acting abilities or musical talent. Others select a political or church leader as someone they aspire to emulate. Still there are others who pick a fictitious cartoon or science fiction character whom they fantasize as someone they would like to be. My hero passed away on Tuesday, […]
With our busy lives and schedules, it can be difficult to find the right balance between food and fitness. The holidays compound the challenge even more. Between work and personal life, deadlines and sleep, indulgence and healthful eating, somewhere there is surely a balance! We’re here to show you how to do it. The holidays […]
Is dental insurance worth it? Let’s take a look. Major dental work is expensive. As if the procedure itself isn’t already painful enough, a typical root canal will cost you somewhere around $1,200. And an extraction and single-tooth implant can run upwards of $6,000! With such exorbitant costs, dental insurance should be a no-brainer, right? […]
Some employers offer paid parental leave. Others provide tuition reimbursement. Yet others provide pet insurance for employees’ furry friends. Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia even pays its employees two months’ pay to leave their job and volunteer for a worthy cause. While these are all great employee perks provided by some companies, there are four types […]
While many employees may be dreaming of a short summer vacation, others could have a longer block of time off in mind. Sabbaticals, whether paid or unpaid, are extended breaks from work without leaving a position. A sabbatical gives an employee the opportunity to take timeto travel, spend time with family, do something meaningful or volunteer, […]
We know it’s important to take care of our teeth. But here are some interesting things to know about our pearly whites. Cashing in In 1950, the average gift from the tooth fairy was 25 cents per tooth. Now, the going rate is around $2.00.1 Your smile is truly unique Just like fingerprints, no two people have […]