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Our health & welfare experts write articles, host webinars, launch videos and get interviewed by employee benefits, insurance, business and national media. It's award-winning insurance journalism which can be found here weekly.

 

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

What Employers can Learn from Haven Healthcare’s Closing

John Crable

Take closer look at what Haven Healthcare’s closing reveals about the insurance industry | Corporate Synergies

Benefits expert John Crable unpacks employer insights from Haven Healthcare’s closing. Haven Healthcare, formed by JPMorgan Chase, Amazon and Berskshire Hathaway in 2018, came in like a lion, but like many others who promised to fix the U.S. healthcare system, … Read More

Corporate Synergies Announces EB RISE II HR and Finance Conference

Corporate Synergies

EB RISE II: HR and Finance Conference will be held on June 8 | Corporate Synergies

Camden, New Jersey, May 4, 2021—Corporate Synergies is announcing its annual HR and Finance conference, EB RISE II on June 8, 2021. The full-day event features subject matter experts sharing their health & welfare benefits and related cost-containment knowledge through … Read More

Our Take: Are you Prepared to Educate Employees on COVID-19 Vaccines?

Corporate Synergies

Educate employees on COVID-19 vaccines with local, accurate resources to help answer questions | Corporate Synergies

Employers are often trusted sources of information for employees and can be an important part of educating employees on COVID-19 vaccines. For most adults, COVID-19 vaccine eligibility may have seemed like a distant prospect—until now. With vaccine production and distribution … Read More

Model COBRA Notices, FAQs Help Employers with ARPA Requirements

Dan Kuperstein

New model COBRA notices help employers notify eligible individuals according to recent legislation | Corporate Synergies

Meeting the new COBRA notice requirements could be an administrative headache. New FAQs and model notices will help The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently provided employers some support in meeting the new COBRA premium assistance provisions of the American … Read More

Our Take: New Study Highlights the Importance of Benefits Literacy

Corporate Synergies

Healthcare cost questions stress the importance of benefits literacy for employees and consumers | Corporate Synergies

A new study suggests the importance of benefits literacy in helping employees make informed healthcare choices. The rise in apps and benefits technology platforms offer consumers more access to data, increased price transparency and presumably more control. Patients shopping around … Read More

CMS Explains COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Cost Sharing and Coverage

Corporate Synergies' Compliance Department experts

COVID-19 Testing & Immunization Must be Offered without Vaccine Cost Sharing | Corporate Synergies

Guidance clarifies insurers’ obligations regarding testing and vaccine cost sharing. As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout expands and testing remains essential, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) recent guidance goes even further to eliminate cost-related roadblocks. The guidance applies to … Read More