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Human Resources – Weekly Digest – 06.05.19

Greetings from Ashton Benefits!  With HR and Employee Benefits topics regularly in the news, it’s often difficult to stay current on what’s really important.  That’s why we provide weekly newsletters which only list the articles you will find insightful and relevant.

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At Ashton Benefits we will continue to help you clients, prospects, and agency team stay informed!!

Weekly Digest - 6.5.19

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Topics: aca, aca compliance, Ashton Benefits, benefits, benefits technology, compliance, coverage, employee benefits, employee retention, employer shared responsibility, employers, enrollment, ERISA, FMLA, fmla administration, health, health advocate, health care, health insurance, healthcare, healthcare reform, HR, HR Portal, hrbenefits, hris, human resources, insurance, insurance broker, large employers, medical, overpriced health care, overpriced healthcare, Paid Sick Leave, payroll, preventive care, retirement plan, rising costs in insurance, self-funding, self-insurance, wellness

Human Resources – Weekly Digest – 05.24.19

Greetings from Ashton Benefits!  With HR and Employee Benefits topics regularly in the news, it’s often difficult to stay current on what’s really important.  That’s why we provide weekly newsletters which only list the articles you will find insightful and relevant.

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At Ashton Benefits we will continue to help you clients, prospects, and agency team stay informed!!

Weekly Digest 5.24.19

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Topics: aca, aca compliance, Ashton Benefits, benefits technology, compliance, employee benefits, employee retention, enrollment, ERISA, fmla administration, health, health advocate, health care, health insurance, healthcare, healthcare reform, high deductible, HR, HR Portal, hrbenefits, hris, human resources, insurance, insurance broker, large employers, medical, overpriced health care, overpriced healthcare, Paid Sick Leave, payroll, preventive care, retirement plan, self-funding, self-insurance

Human Resources – Weekly Digest – 05.10.19

Greetings from Ashton Benefits!  With HR and Employee Benefits topics regularly in the news, it’s often difficult to stay current on what’s really important.  That’s why we provide weekly newsletters which only list the articles you will find insightful and relevant.

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At Ashton Benefits we will continue to help you clients, prospects, and agency team stay informed!!

Weekly Digest 5.10.19

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Topics: aca, aca compliance, Ashton Benefits, benefits, benefits technology, compliance, cost-effective insurance, employee benefits, enrollment, ERISA, FMLA, health advocate, health insurance, healthcare, HR, HR Portal, hrbenefits, human resources, insurance broker, self-funding, self-insurance, Uncategorized, wellness

Human Resources – Weekly Digest – 05.03.19

Greetings from Ashton Benefits!  With HR and Employee Benefits topics regularly in the news, it’s often difficult to stay current on what’s really important.  That’s why we provide weekly newsletters which only list the articles you will find insightful and relevant.

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At Ashton Benefits we will continue to help you clients, prospects, and agency team stay informed!!

Weekly Digest - 05.03.19

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Topics: aca, aca compliance, Ashton Benefits, benefits technology, compliance, employee benefits, enrollment, ERISA, FMLA, health advocate, health insurance, healthcare, healthcare reform, high deductible, HR, HR Portal, hrbenefits, hris, human, human resources, insurance, insurance broker, large employers, medical, payroll, self-funding, self-insurance, Uncategorized, voluntary, wellness

Benefits Brief – May 2019 – “What is a Form 5500? What Do I Do If One Was Never Filed for Our Plan?”

This month’s edition of our Briefs is titled “What is a Form 5500? What Do I Do If One Was Never Filed for Our Plan?”

Understanding the legislation that impacts employee benefits plans can be a challenge.  That’s why we created a monthly education campaign on various compliance topics that affect these plans.  We call these pieces, our Benefits Briefs.

These Briefs may be accessed here…!

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Topics: 401(k), aca, aca compliance, Ashton Benefits, benefits, benefits technology, compliance, coverage, employee, employee benefits, employers, ERISA, fiduciary responsibility, FMLA, fmla administration, health, health advocate, health care, health insurance, HR Portal, hrbenefits, human resources, insurance, insurance broker, IRS, large employers, medical, payroll, plan sponsors, reporting, resources, retirement plan, self-funding, self-insurance, Technology, Uncategorized, voluntary

Human Resources – Weekly Digest – 04.26.19

Greetings from Ashton Benefits!  With HR and Employee Benefits topics regularly in the news, it’s often difficult to stay current on what’s really important.  That’s why we provide weekly newsletters which only list the articles you will find insightful and relevant.

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At Ashton Benefits we will continue to help you clients, prospects, and agency team stay informed!!

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!!Weekly Digest 4.26.19

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Topics: aca, Ashton Benefits, benefits, benefits technology, compliance, cost-effective insurance, employee benefits, employee retention, employer shared responsibility, enrollment, ERISA, FMLA, HR, human resources, medical, payroll

HR and Benefits Compliance Webinar Series: May-August Calendar

We are excited to announce the next four webinars for our 2019 monthly webinar series!  Below you will find the calendar of topics for May-August.  These webinars may be used for internal and external education purposes.  All are welcome!

Click link or below to register….

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Topics: aca, aca compliance, Ashton Benefits, compliance, employee benefits, health advocate, healthcare, HR, hrbenefits, hris, human, insurance broker, large employers, medical, payroll, plan sponsors, resources, self-funding, self-insurance

Whats Next for the ACA?

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President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have committed to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). How do their replacement proposals compare to the ACA? How do they compare to each other?

Kaiser Family Foundation has put together a comparison tool to view how each plan could impact employers and employees alike.

Overall, there are 5 plans that have been proposed:

  • The Affordable Care Act, 2010 (PDF)
  • Rep. Tom Price’s Empowering Patients First Act, 2015 (PDF)
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan’s A Better Way: Our Vision for a More Confident America, 2016 (PDF)
  • Sen. Bill Cassidy’s Patient Freedom Act, 2017 (PDF)
  • Sen. Rand Paul’s Obamacare Replacement Act, 2017 (PDF)

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THE HILL: Insurers Warn Losses from ACA Unsustainable

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Published this past week, THE HILL included an article that“Insurers Warn Losses from the ACA are Unsustainable.” 

Whether insurers drop out of the exchanges or raise rates, premium increases on employer plans are already being felt. Going forward, businesses that remain at the mercy of fully insured carriers will further suffer.

Want to learn more about how Ashton’s level-funded program is helping small and mid-size businesses escape from constantly increasing health insurance premiums? Contact us today.

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Topics: aca, employee benefits, employers, healthcare reform, self-funding, self-insurance

Open Enrollment: your employees have no Idea what they are doing

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Electing benefits during open enrollment can be a daunting and confusing task for employees. With multiple plans and types of coverage offered, most employees feel overwhelmed and are unable to consult with an expert in the insurance field to help in the decision making process. Employees end up enrolling in the same benefits year after year without knowing which plans are best tailored to their needs. As stated by a recent article from INC.com, employees surveyed are generally confused in these three broad areas:

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Topics: aca, benefits technology, coverage, enrollment