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How do I understand and manage my diabetic costs and risks?

Diabetic costs are often a huge cost driver and worrisome impending financial risk for employer-sponsored health plans. Plan members that do not manage their blood glucose can incur huge costs for an employer plan. This article aims to provide a more detailed and clinical perspective to how employers might understand and impact their diabetic spend.

Searching for a benefits admin tech solution? Understand your needs and goals first

Managing multiple benefits offerings, complex enrollment processes, eligibility, and timely communications — all while ensuring compliance with various rules and regulations — is no small task for an HR or benefits administration department of any size. Given time and budget constraints, many public sector employers have been turning to benefits administration technology solutions to help simplify benefits enrollment and management, automate routine workflows, and ultimately save time and money. 

A summary of the SECURE Act

As an early holiday present for some, Congress passed (and the President signed into law) two spending bills, one of which contained the provisions for the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (the “SECURE Act”). The purpose of the SECURE Act, which has been sitting in Congress for months, is to enhance opportunities for people to increase their retirement savings and ease administration of qualified retirement savings plans for employer sponsors. This post will provide an overview of the SECURE Act’s most notable changes to retirement plans and how employers, as well as employees, will be impacted.