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Benefits Check-up: 6 Compliance Issues Affecting Your Clients’ Health | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory

A health plan is more than a product or service; it’s a relationship. All productive and healthy relationships—especially in the benefits space—rely on trust. When an employer extends trust in a broker or insurance carrier to purchase something as critical as healthcare—for people as critical as their workers and families—we’re obligated to raise all factors … Continued

Does Enrolling in Medicare Trigger an Offer of COBRA? | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory

Enrolling in Medicare does not cause COBRA to start. Under the federal rules, COBRA must be offered to persons enrolled in the employer’s health plan only if they lose coverage because of certain specific events. Termination of employment is an example of a COBRA qualifying event. Becoming eligible for Medicare, or enrolling in Medicare, is not a … Continued

4 Things to Consider When Comparing Medicare Plans | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory

Comparing Medicare health and prescription drug plans can be complicated. Keep in mind these 4 things to make your plan choice easier with the Medicare Plan Finder. Total cost for care. It’s important to think about your total out-of-pocket costs, including deductibles, copayments, coinsurance, maximums, and drug costs, that you’ll pay with a Medicare health or drug plan. When … Continued

CMS Publishes 2020 Benefit Payment and Parameters Final Rule | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its final rule and fact sheet for benefit payment and parameters for 2020. Although the final rule primarily affects the individual market and the Exchanges, the final rule addresses the following topics that may impact employer-sponsored group health plans: The 2020 maximum annual limitation on cost sharing is $8,150 for … Continued

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