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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" [...]

Coronavirus and Health Insurance Coverage – All the Details You Wish You Didn’t Need

This blog entry about coronavirus and health insurance coverage was posted at 2:10 pm Eastern Time on Thursday, March 12, 2020.  By the time you read it, details may have changed. We don't know about you, but between the two of us, we've canceled one vacation, screamed at the television multiple times when Vice Presidents [...]

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 [...]

Employers Not Prepared for New Jersey Reporting Requirements Face Legal Risk

FEBRUARY 12, 2020 UPDATE! When friends talk about health policy problems, sometimes solutions tend to happen! To respond to the needs of affected employers, the State of New Jersey updated its guidance and reporting methodology on February 11, 2020.  The state is still requiring all affected applicable large employers, carriers and self-funded plans to submit [...]

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 [...]