Making Compliance Easier

COVID-19 Paid Leave Requirements: We’ve Got Some Answers!

Last time we talked, we were settling into the new not-so-normal. Now, one of us is both an accomplished mask-maker and desperately seeking 10 minutes of quiet alone time. It's evident to the other that her superpower is explaining complicated insurance topics to ADULTS. She is only slightly competent at advising nine-year-olds about "new math" [...]

Reference-Based Pricing and Its Compliance Considerations

While we were at the National Association of Health Underwriter’s Capitol Conference, we ran into quite a few friends and blog readers. Several asked us to write a post about reference-based pricing. Specifically, they inquired if there are any compliance-related concerns. Since we love to accommodate our friends, here it is! Overview of Reference-Based Pricing [...]

Top Ten “True” Health Plan Compliance Cliches

Here at the Friends…With HEALTH Benefits Blog, we love to make checklists and we talk about strategic planning a whole lot. We also love to discuss how brokers can provide greater client value by assisting with health plan compliance obligations.  So, with the New Year on the horizon, we thought we’d share a list of [...]

ERISA Disclosures for Health Plans – Is There A Better Way?

This week we are talking about disclosures mandated by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and its related amendments.  Or, what normal people call the paper that comes with your health insurance policy.   Disclosures keep coming up because we are in the thick of open enrollment season when many notices are [...]

Open Enrollment for Brokers – The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

Open Enrollment for Brokers – The Most Wonderful Time of The Year*   Congratulations friends, we're halfway through the fourth quarter and right in the thick of that joyful time known as open enrollment season! Here at the Friends...With HEALTH Benefits Blog, we’ve been discussing five ways open enrollment reminds us of the upcoming holidays: [...]