Category Archives: Employee Benefits

Wellness at Work: Simple Ways to Exercise at Your Desk

Workplace wellness programs can help improve the health of employees, and control health care spending for your organization. Oftentimes, an important component of a wellness program is exercise. However, it can be difficult for employees to carve out time in the day for exercising while trying to balance their busy work lives with their personal […]

A Look at the Affordable Care Act: Options for Individuals with Canceled Insurance

Each month AssuredPartners NL will discuss a different aspect of the Affordable Care Act. Stay tuned for more updates on the second Thursday of each month. Click here for more Affordable Care Act blogs. In late 2013, millions of Americans received notification that their individual health insurance policies were being canceled because they did not comply with […]

Affordable Care Act Pay or Play Compliance

On July 2, 2013 the Treasury announced that the employer mandate penalties, often referred to as the “shared responsibility” or “Pay or Play” mandate, would be delayed for one year, until 2015.  On July 9, 2013 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2013-45 which provided more guidance on the delay. The Pay or Play […]

What to Expect for Health Care Reform in 2014

2013 was a very busy year for the Affordable Care Act. Many of the more complicated reforms, including the launch of health care exchanges, went into effect over the last 12 months. With 2013 coming to a close, now is the time to begin looking ahead to what’s to come in the next 12 months […]

Five Tips to Stay Healthy During Winter

It’s officially flu season, and with that comes sick employees and a drop in productivity for companies. Employee absenteeism, because of sickness or otherwise, can be expensive for organizations and stressful for other employees who need to complete work for their sick coworker. Luckily, with a few precautions, your office can help minimize the spread […]

How to Exercise Safely in Colder Weather

As the weather gets cooler, your employees may find themselves wondering how to transition their outdoor summertime exercise routines into fall and winter. It can be tough to find the motivation needed to stay active in the winter, especially for those who exercise outdoors. Since the health benefits of regular exercise don’t stop when the […]

Employee Benefits Tools Increase Enrollment and Administration Efficiency

Whether the goal is to save time, improve accuracy, manage plan options, educate employees, or produce data required for Affordable Care Act compliance, more and more employers are now turning to tools for benefits enrollment and administration. And, as with any tool, it’s important to choose the right benefits technology for the job at hand. […]

5 Health Tips to Reduce the Risk of Cancer

With October serving as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, now is a good time to think about how you can promote cancer awareness in your organization. Providing employees with opportunities for further awareness education, and a chance to reflect on their current lifestyles, can empower employees to make adjustments to their everyday lives to prevent […]

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day Promotes Wellness

Tomorrow, Sept. 25, 2013, is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women. The focus for the day is to encourage women of all ages to partake in regular physical activity and to promote health awareness. With National Women’s Health and Fitness Day as a reminder, now is […]

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