Beginning in 2018, PPACA will impose a significant excise tax upon health plans that exceed specific dollar value thresholds. Our 1-hour recorded webinar reviews the current guidance and provides action steps for employers. This webinar has been approved by HRCI for one credit hour.
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With the May 18 opinion in Tibble v. Edison International, plan fiduciaries can be found liable if a plan investment that was prudent when made has not been reviewed and evaluated since the original investment decision.
George K. Katsoudas, Division Senior Vice President, Compliance Counsel, Compliance Consulting, writes, “Compliant health and welfare benefits are a necessary ingredient in creating the right competitive total rewards strategy for becoming an employer of choice.” Read more about managing compliance risk and strengthening employee value proposition.
Gallagher Helps Growing Healthcare Organization Increase Employee Satisfaction by Strengthening its Total Compensation Package with Voluntary Benefits
A healthcare organization had grown significantly and discovered that employees did not understand or appreciate the full value of their benefits. Gallagher added value through an integrated, educational benefits program and voluntary benefits.
Gallagher Helps Healthcare System Client Create Sustainable and Competitive Benefits Package Without Increasing Labor Costs
A healthcare system client wanted a sustainable rewards package that would drive employee engagement without increasing labor costs. Gallagher helped develop a new rewards approach, reducing labor cost growth by $5 million in the next five years.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 4,000 people are treated in emergency rooms each year because they were injured while using extension cords. Injuries include fractures, lacerations, contusions, or sprains from people tripping over cords. The Gallagher School Talk: Safety Tips for Extension Cords newsletter offers insights for public entities to help them avoid related injuries.
An employer wanted to improve employee health and manage risk as well as increase employee involvement. Gallagher’s cost-containment strategies produced immediate savings of $1 million plus projected savings of $4 million.
Nonprofit Religious Healthcare Organization Looks to Gallagher to Help Unify its Multiple Benefit Plans while Staying Competitive and Cost-Effective
A religious healthcare organization wanted to create one benefits strategy across all facilities and be consistent with its ethical religious directives. Gallagher helped the client reduce annual costs by $10M and offer a flexible benefits strategy.
The S&P 500 made a series of new all-time highs in the past two weeks, while volatility remains low. With the Fed unlikely to change interest rates before September at the earliest, will equities continue to follow the path of least resistance and sneak slowly higher during the typically slow summer months?
As seasonal temperatures climb along with OSHA’s aggressive enforcement efforts, employers must consider their potential liabilities for not protecting employees against the hazard of heat. OSHA had developed its Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers. The campaign includes a website, public service announcements, and materials for both workers and their employers.