Health Plan Administration

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 [...]

Healthcare Price Transparency – What Will It Take To Make It Work?

This week we’ve had some long chats about healthcare price transparency. The Trump Administration just finalized a transparency initiative for hospitals. Another one is pending that will affect insurers and employer-sponsored health plans. So, lots of people are talking about it, including us. To be clear, we think greater transparency when it comes to medical [...]

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: [...]