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Human Resources – Weekly Digest – 08.13.19

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 08.13.19

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Topics: aca, aca compliance, ashton, Ashton Benefits, benefits technology, compliance, cost-effective insurance, coverage, employee, employee benefits, enrollment, ERISA, FMLA, health, health advocate, health care, health insurance, healthcare, high deductible, HR, HR Portal, hrbenefits, hris, human, human resources, insurance, insurance broker, large employers, medical, medical bills, plan sponsors, preventive care, procedure costs, Recruiting, reporting, self-funding, self-insurance, voluntary, wellness

Human Resources – Weekly Digest – 06.21.19

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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Weekly Digest 06.21.19

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Topics: aca, aca compliance, Ashton Benefits, benefits, benefits technology, compliance, cost-effective insurance, coverage, employee benefits, employee retention, employers, enrollment, ERISA, FMLA, health, health advocate, health care, health insurance, healthcare, high deductible, HR, HR Portal, hrbenefits, hris, human, human resources, insurance, insurance broker, large employers, medical, medical bills, overpriced health care, overpriced healthcare, Paid Sick Leave, payroll, plan sponsors, preventive care, resources, retirement plan, self-funding, self-insurance, Uncategorized, voluntary, wellness

Benefits Brief – June 2019 – “PCORI Fee Deadline Just Around the Corner”

We have notified our clients!  Have you been notified?

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…!

Ashton - PCORI Fee Deadline Just Around the Corner - Brief June 2019

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Topics: aca compliance, Ashton Benefits, benefits, compliance, coverage, employee benefits, employee retention, ERISA, fiduciary responsibility, FMLA, health care, health insurance, healthcare, HR, HR Portal, hrbenefits, hris, human resources, insurance, insurance broker, IRS, large employers, medical bills, plan sponsors, self-funding, self-insurance, wellness

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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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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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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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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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

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!

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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

What You Should Know About Health-Care Spending in the U.S.

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Despite a slowdown in the growth rate of overall national health expenditures, Americans are seeing more of their paychecks go to health-care costs.

The increase is largely thanks to cost-shifting through higher deductibles in plans offered by employers, which cover the majority of workers and their families. The trend has hit middle-income households the hardest. Here are five things to know about trends in U.S. health-care spending.

The Big Picture

Growth in health-care spending has slowed since the recession and the passage of theAffordable Care Act. It was down to 5.5% annual growth in 2015, from an average of nearly 8% in the two decades preceding the recession, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Some of the recent slowdown is cyclical. Many of the millions of people laid off during the recession lost access to employer-provided health insurance, and broad-based belt-tightening also forced cutbacks in health spending. But as the economy grows and earnings rise, spending on health care is expected to re-accelerate, reaching a 6% annual average growth rate between 2020 and 2025, according to CMS projections. The pickup in spending would be in large part due to America’s aging population, although other trends, such as reforms to Medicare reimbursement and “spillover effects” in the private market, will help counter some of the increase.

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Topics: american health care, health insurance, healthcare, HR, hrbenefits, insurance broker, rising costs in insurance

Healthcare in America is extremely overpriced & these 11 charts prove it.

I would not want to be caught on the wrong end of the bill.

Ask any U.S. healthcare expert and they will tell you, today’s healthcare costs are increasing in at an alarming rate. Compared to the rest of world, the costs for healthcare in America are as comparable as the price to filet mignon to a happy meal. Why is that? Why was I forced to pay such a high bill after going in for a simple, 45-minute procedure? Why did one stitch on my finger result in a bill a week later for $13,000? Thankfully I was covered and don’t have a deductible, but most people do have deductibles and we all feel the effects of these charges in the rising amounts we pay out of our paychecks for insurance coverage.

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Topics: american health care, american healthcare, Ashton Benefits, cost-effective insurance, health care, health insurance, healthcare, high deductible, HR, hris, IFHP, insurance, insurance broker, overpriced health care, overpriced healthcare, procedure costs