Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend! Thank you to all those brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Our office will be closed in observance of on Monday, May 29, 2023. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 8 a.m. PST.
April 4, 2023 | Source: Los Angeles Times, by Jon Healey Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in earnest, low-income Californians who enrolled in Medi-Cal — California’s version of the government-funded Medicaid health insurance program — have been able to keep their coverage without having to prove every year that they still qualified for it. That’s because the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which President Trump signed
May 17, 2023 | Source: SHRM, Kathryn Meyer Thanks in part to persistent high inflation, employees will be able to sock away a lot more money in their health savings accounts (HSAs) next year. Annual HSA contribution limits for 2024 are increasing in one of the biggest jumps in recent years, the IRS announced May 16: The annual limit on
It’s our job to empower you, as our clients, with benefits that meet employees’ changing needs The need for comprehensive mental wellness benefits will only grow. As a percent of total disability claims, mental health-related claims have doubled in the past decade from 7% to 14%.1 These rates can have an impact on your bottom line. Employees with unresolved depression experience a
Joint Statement from California Health & Human Services Leaders on Affordable Care Act Federal Ruling April 4, 2023 | Source: DMHC California Health & Human Services Agency (CalHHS) Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, Covered California Executive Director Jessica Altman and Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) Director Mary Watanabe issued the following joint statement after a federal judge in Texas issued a ruling today
March 2, 2023 | Source: Fierce Healthcare, by Frank Diamond Self-insured employers view the cost of specialty drugs as a major challenge in providing health benefits, according to a survey released yesterday by the Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH). Cheryl Larson, MBGH’s president and CEO, told Fierce Healthcare that “the new million-dollar treatments approved by the FDA; 30 of our employers
February 21, 2023 | Source: The Hill, by Joseph Choi A report released on Friday found that HIPAA complaints and breaches spiked between 2017 and 2021, with the agency in charge of handling the notices saying it lacks sufficient resources to properly respond. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act requires the Department of Health and Human
Source: BenefitsPRO, by Julie Appleby Time is running out for free-to-consumer COVID vaccines, at-home test kits, and even some treatments. The White House announced this month that the national public health emergency, first declared in early 2020 in response to the pandemic, is set to expire May 11. When it ends, so will many of the policies designed to combat the virus’s spread.
Source: Reuters WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s administration on Monday said it will end COVID-19 emergency declarations on May 11, nearly three years after the United States imposed sweeping pandemic measures to curb the spread of the illness. The COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency (PHE) were put in place in 2020 by then-President Donald Trump.
Source: Forbes, by Sally Pipes What kind of healthcare reforms can we expect from the 118th Congress? The outlook is a bit cloudy. At long last, Congress will likely turn its attention to things other than COVID-19. But Democrats have lost their legislative trifecta and will have to work with a House narrowly controlled by Republicans. But if lawmakers are