Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits & HR Consulting operations of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The June 2015 issue includes healthcare reform updates, a technical bulletin, webinar information and a variety of benefits and HR news.
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The Center for Disease Control reports 715,000 Americans experience a heart attack each year. Only about 6 percent of those who are stricken outside a hospital survive. In an effort to save more lives, the American Heart Association and American Red Cross jointly promoted, in 2010, compression only cardiopulmonary resuscitation; better known as hands-only CPR.
A long-term marine client was facing insurance renewal under difficult circumstances. Gallagher was able to leverage their strong relationships with underwriters to save the client 11% compared to their prior premium.
Last Friday’s jobs report beat expectations. While the employment improves, wages and inflation are lagging. When will wage growth catch up with job creation, and will the Fed wait to see this before hiking rates?
In a recent case, the Supreme Court of Georgia unanimously upheld the dismissal of an insured’s complaint against its insurer seeking coverage for amounts paid to settle an underlying lawsuit and alleging bad faith because the insured settled the underlying lawsuit without its insurer’s consent.
Challenging Port Authority Pollution Project Gets Multi-Year, A+ Coverage
Chuck Reynolds, Area President, Benfield, a division of Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., writes, “There is an employee health engagement sweet spot—a point at the intersection of highly positive feelings and a commitment to health and wellbeing.” Read more about engagement strategies.
Stay informed on the latest healthcare reform news. Gallagher's Healthcare Reform Update newsletters provide timely, easy-to-understand information about new and revised regulations. Download this month's latest release.
Compliance with a myriad collection of laws—including ADA, HIPAA, PPACA, GINA, COBRA and ERISA – can quickly become complicated. Have you met the critical action items to keep your wellness program compliant?
UK’s Lifetime Allowance policy reduced to £1M in early 2016. Employees are now more likely to exceed the allowance, resulting in a 55% tax charge. Employers now must consider alternative methods to pay out benefits without counting toward allowances.