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CAA Questions Employers Should Be Asking

Corporate Synergies

Asking these CAA questions can lead your organization to a light bulb moment | Corporate Synergies

When complying with the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, let these CAA questions help guide your organization. As more Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) requirements go into effect in 2022, employers may struggle to figure out exactly what they … Read More

Our Take: Participants Will Need Help Navigating OTC COVID-19 Test Coverage

Corporate Synergies

Insurer OTC COVID-19 test coverage processes vary which can be difficult to navigate | Corporate Synergies

Employers must review carefully and communicate OTC COVID-19 test coverage details to participants, especially if they offer plans from multiple carriers. Effective January 15, 2022, group health plans and health insurers must cover over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests without any cost-sharing … Read More

Our Take: HDHPs Promote Cost-Conscious Behavior, Survey Shows

Corporate Synergies

HDHPs promoted cost-conscious behavior and encouraged enrollees to shop around for medical care | Corporate Synergies

A new survey shows that HDHPs are another tool employers can use to promote cost-conscious behavior for plan participants. As healthcare costs continue to rise for employers and plan participants, healthcare consumerism and benefits literacy education remain an important tool … Read More

4 Tips for Managing Open Enrollment During Disruptions

Corporate Synergies

Avoid toppling your employee benefits strategy when conducting open enrollment during disruptions | Corporate Synergies

Flexibility and communication can help employers and employees avoid issues when conducting open enrollment during disruptions, like COVID-19. Managing all the moving parts of open enrollment is a complex process at the best of times. Rely on your trusted partners … Read More

Dollars, Data & Design: Self-funding Benefits

Corporate Synergies

Employers are realizing self-funding benefits. 67% of covered employees are in self-funded plans. | Corporate Synergies

Your organization may be able to harness more self-funding benefits than you realize. If an employer hasn’t incorporated a self-funded feasibility analysis into their strategy this year, they may be missing the boat. If your organization wants to be proactive … Read More

Our Take: National Nonprofit Day Recognizes Orgs’ Unique Needs

Corporate Synergies

People come together to recognize the needs of organizations on National Nonprofit Day | Corporate Synergies

National Nonprofit Day reflects the history of tax-exempt organizations, but many are now worried about their future. The pandemic impacted all organizations, but it especially exacerbated existing issues concerning many nonprofit organizations. Many are now trying to maintain their mission … Read More

Our Take: Vaccination Mandates are Reverberating through Employers

Corporate Synergies

Employee vaccination mandates come down from Pennsylvania Ave, Silicon Valley and more. | Corporate Synergies

Momentum for employer vaccination mandates is increasing. The federal government and Silicon Valley companies are among the latest to act. Some of the largest public and private employers, including the federal government, the nation’s largest employer, have announced upcoming requirements … Read More

Our Take: Popular Voluntary Benefits May no Longer be Optional

Corporate Synergies

These popular voluntary benefits offerings could be the deciding factor for job candidates | Corporate Synergies

A recent survey shows more employers offering popular voluntary benefits. We think it could help attract and retain top talent. The world of work looks different, and employees—and potential employees—are prioritizing different aspects of their careers and compensation. In a … Read More

6 Options to Adjust PTO Imbalance

Corporate Synergies

Too much PTO? Too little? Here’s how to adjust PTO imbalance | Corporate Synergies

Can your paid time off (PTO) rules keep up when employees want to take that long-postponed trip? Here’s what to consider as you adjust PTO imbalance. One of the most important parts of updating the PTO policy is keeping your … Read More

Corporate Synergies releases The Current Insurance Journal 2021

Corporate Synergies

The award-winning The Current Insurance Journal featuring top industry thought leadership is now available. | Corporate Synergies

Camden, New Jersey, June 1, 2021— National employee benefits broker Corporate Synergies has released The Current Insurance Journal 2021, an annual publication featuring over 25 selections of benefits journalism from their experts. In its ninth edition, The Current offers powerful business … Read More