COVID-19 Vaccine Surcharges, Mandates and Incentives: What Employers Should Know

COVID-19 vaccinations are a highly contentious topic in America. Many U.S. adults still haven’t gotten the shot despite the Food and Drug Administration’s…


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Affordability Percentages Will Decrease for 2022

Decrease for 2022 On Aug. 30, 2021, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2021-36 to index the contribution percentages in 2022 for determining affordability of an…


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Open Enrollment 2022 – Benefit Notices

Employers that sponsor group health plans should provide certain benefit notices in connection with their plans’ open enrollment periods. This Compliance…


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Industry Veteran Mitchell Hamilton Joins The C3 Group

Meet Mitchell Hamilton. Formerly a Site Director with proven experience delivering costs, recruiting top talent, and developing leaders at a Fortune 50…


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Voluntary Benefits Benchmarking Overview

Introduction In early 2021, employers across the country were surveyed about various employee benefits and human resources topics, and roughly 150 employers…


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Level-Funded Insurance Plans: Helping to “Level” Healthcare Spending

Level-funding is quickly becoming the fastest growing trend in controlling employer-sponsored health insurance costs. WHAT IS A LEVEL-FUNDED PLAN? A…


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6 Benefits to Attract and Retain Small Business Employees

Attracting and retaining employees is a constant struggle for organizations of any size, but it’s particularly so for small businesses. With smaller teams,…


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Benefits Buzz Newsletter – June 2021

HSA/HDHP Limits Increase for 2022 On May 10, 2021, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2021-25 to provide the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings…


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Legal Update: IRS Issues Guidance on American Rescue Plan’s COBRA Subsidy

IRS Issues Guidance on American Rescue Plan’s COBRA Subsidy On May 18, 2021, the IRS issued Notice 2021-31, a guidance document on the American Rescue Plan…


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