As a member of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, your employees have access to a wealth of resources to support their entire wellness journey. Whether they are looking for ways to kick start their journey, save money on their favorite fitness essentials, or find support from trusted medical professionals to navigate health concerns, we have resources to support their needs. Your employees may … Continue reading Beyond insurance: Resources to support your employees’ health and wellness
Rockland Stone is a family-owned business owned by Ashia and Nate Passmore since 2018. They are a dimensional stone quarry in central Kansas providing large limestone blocks found in landscaping, patios, retaining walls, and on the outside of homes. Like many small business owners, Ashia wears many hats doing the bookkeeping, payroll, office tasks, and all the human resources work. It is a full-time job … Continue reading Rock solid coverage with a level-funded plan
Not long ago, Brady Franklin, Heidi Mark and Chris McGee made the decision to leave their large firm and venture out on their own creating Endeavor Private Wealth to help a select number of clients build, manage, protect, and transition wealth. Endeavor Private Wealth is a financial investment advisory firm in downtown Topeka, KS. Many of their clients either want to retire or are retired, … Continue reading How Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas delivered for us.
You may be eligible for Marketplace subsidies even if you’re offered an employer-based insurance plan. The definition of “affordable” group coverage has been problematic since the arrival of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2013. Known as the “family glitch,” it has barred millions of employees from receiving subsidized health insurance through the Marketplace. Just in time for January 2023 enrollment, the IRS has fixed … Continue reading How the Family Glitch increases your opportunity for a premium tax credit
Some of your employees may now be eligible for Marketplace subsidies The definition of “affordable” group coverage has been problematic since the arrival of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2013. Known as the “family glitch,” it has barred millions of employees from receiving subsidized health insurance through the Marketplace. Just in time for January 2023 enrollment, the IRS has fixed the “family glitch.” This … Continue reading What you need to know about the “family glitch”
Why telemedicine is a necessity in today’s workplace The pandemic changed so much about the way we work. In a small period of time, many employees took an emergency crash course on how to work remotely. With that came a host of other changes, including how people accessed health care. One major change was the surge in virtual care — also known as telehealth or … Continue reading Virtual care is here to stay
And why consumers benefit Steadily rising costs have everyone looking for smart ways to save money, particularly on health insurance. A great way to push back at inflation is to offer a Health Savings Account (HSA) to your employees. These savings accounts are a simple, effective and affordable way to find tax savings that benefits everyone: individuals, small businesses and large employers. An HSA is … Continue reading Why employers should offer an HSA
In the search for savings, beware of the risks Specialty carve-outs expose employers to ethical and compliance issues, and more On the surface, it sounds like a good idea. “Carve out” the most costly part of your prescription drug coverage, specialty drugs, by working with a third-party vendor that can focus on savings. But it’s important to understand what is happening behind the scenes and … Continue reading Considering a specialty carve-out?