Short Term Disability and FMLA: What is the Difference?

If you’re considering the differences between short-term disability and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you’re a part of the kind of organization that genuinely cares about doing the right thing for your employees. While both of these benefits step in to help employees in times of illness or injury, there are many fundamental… Continue reading Short Term Disability and FMLA: What is the Difference?

What Does Passive Enrollment Mean?

Your business takes great care in selecting the best health benefits for its employees. You’re your annual open enrollment period rolls around, there are some basics you’ll need to know in order to make everything run as smoothly as possible. Read on for the essential information about passive enrollment that all human resources professionals and… Continue reading What Does Passive Enrollment Mean?

How to Set Up an FSA (Flexible Spending Account): A Guide for Small Businesses

Offering an FSA, or flexible spending account, as part of your benefits packages can be uniquely beneficial for both you and your employees. When implemented correctly, FSAs can help both the company and the insured save money on health care costs and pay less in taxes. How can you decide if this particular health care… Continue reading How to Set Up an FSA (Flexible Spending Account): A Guide for Small Businesses

The Six Different Types of HRAs

What is an HRA, Generally?   HRA stands for “Health Reimbursement Arrangement.” An HRA isn’t traditional health insurance coverage; rather, it is a kind of health spending account that an employer can choose to provide to their employees. Funds in an HRA can pay for anything deemed a “qualified expense,” including medical, pharmacy, dental, and… Continue reading The Six Different Types of HRAs

What is an Association Health Plan?

When considering your organization’s health coverage offerings, it’s important to understand association health plans, or “AHPs.” Fundamentally, association health plans are a type of group medical insurance.  An association health plan can provide small businesses and their employees with significant savings, much like “large group” medical coverage provides to larger firms.   “Group insurance” means… Continue reading What is an Association Health Plan?

How to Pay 1099 Contractors: A 1099 Employee Paperwork Checklist

Your 1099 employees, also known as “independent contractors,” are important to getting things done at your company while staying within budget. Besides the money your company saves on Medicare and social security taxes, oftentimes, it’s easier to outsource a project to an experienced freelancer than it is to hire, train, and provide benefits for more… Continue reading How to Pay 1099 Contractors: A 1099 Employee Paperwork Checklist

Part-Time Employee Eligibility for Health Insurance: A Guide for Employers

A Guide for Employers A common question that human resource professionals all over the country are asking is: “are part-time employees eligible for health insurance?” The short answer is, as always, “it depends.” In brief, your part-time employees are eligible for health insurance if you decide to offer it through your company. This choice, however,… Continue reading Part-Time Employee Eligibility for Health Insurance: A Guide for Employers

The Basics of ACA Benefits Eligibility

Business owners and human resource professionals spend a lot of time looking for great coverage for their hardworking employees. In the search process, it’s important to have a foundational understanding of the Affordable Care Act, or the ACA. Read on for the basics of ACA benefits eligibility for small to mid-size businesses.   What is… Continue reading The Basics of ACA Benefits Eligibility

The Pros and Cons of Health Share Plans: How to Choose the Right Coverage for Your Organization’s Needs

Providing health insurance for the employees of your growing business is becoming more and more expensive each fiscal year. If you’re looking for alternatives that offer appropriate coverage while staying within your budget, looking into the option of health share plans can be a great place to start. Read on to explore the pros and… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Health Share Plans: How to Choose the Right Coverage for Your Organization’s Needs

What Does Fully-Insured Business Mean?

You understand how crucial it is to develop a comprehensive benefits package, and that great health insurance is central to retention and recruitment of your organization’s talented workforce. When choosing which type of health plan is right for your business, it’s important to know the difference between the two main types of plans: fully insured… Continue reading What Does Fully-Insured Business Mean?