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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

Agencies Delay Transparency Rules for Healthcare Pricing

Dan Kuperstein

The now delayed transparency rules intended to help clarify healthcare pricing for consumers. | Corporate Synergies

These delayed transparency rules will give employers and insurers more time to prepare, and some rules are pending further regulations. On August 20, 2021, the U.S Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Treasury (the “Agencies”) announced a … 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

Latest COBRA Subsidy Guidance May Prompt Filing Amendments

Dan Kuperstein

The new COBRA subsidy guidance may have employers and plan sponsors amending forms. | Corporate Synergies

Employers and plans sponsors have already spent several months reviewing and implementing these rules. See what the latest COBRA subsidy guidance changes. The IRS recently issued guidance clarifying the rules for how employers can claim the tax credit for the … 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

Effective Employee Benefits for Nonprofits Begin with Culture

Harrison Newman

Values and culture unite your organization and should drive employee benefits for nonprofits | Corporate Synergies

Your employee benefits package is an extension of your nonprofit organization’s mission and values. What would you say if I asked you to name the most important aspect of your nonprofit organization’s benefit plan that starts with “C”? Did “cost,” … Read More

Clarifying 4 Common 2021 COBRA Subsidy Questions

Dan Kuperstein

We can help you navigate the confusing maze of 2021 COBRA subsidy questions. | Corporate Synergies

Who qualifies? What’s considered “involuntary termination”? The 2021 COBRA subsidy rules gave employers a lot to manage—and plenty of questions. Despite additional guidance from the IRS, COBRA subsidy compliance continues to be an area of stress and concern for many … 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