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Health Care Cost

Paid Parental Leave Policy

September 12, 2017

Where Does Your Company Stand on Parental Leave?

When was the last time you updated your organization’s parental leave policy? If it’s been a couple of years, now might be a good time to take a look at it. Parental leave is an in-demand benefit when it comes to attracting and keeping today’s top talent, and business leaders are taking note. A recent […]

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What is an HSA?

July 13, 2017

What is an HSA?

A health savings account (HSA) is a tax-advantaged medical savings account for U.S. taxpayers who are enrolled in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). Employers may make contributions to their employees’ HSAs, and the funds that an individual or business contributes to a given account aren’t subject to federal income tax. Also, funds that aren’t spent roll […]

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employee health benefits

June 5, 2017

Senate Searches for Path Forward on Health Care Reform

After narrowly passing the House, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which represents the latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and reform health care, moved to the Senate early last month. The AHCA received mostly negative marks from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in late May, increasing the pressure on the […]

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May 22, 2017

Zenefits Partners With Aetna to Offer Level Payment Self-Funded Plans

As healthcare expenses soar, employers are seeking ways to lower costs and simplify the delivery of medical benefits to their employees. Our topic today explains an avenue employers can take to explore lower health plan costs without accepting higher risks. Level payment self-funded plans are that avenue. We’re pleased to announce that our all-in-one digital […]

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SHOP - Small Business Health Options Program

May 18, 2017

CMS to Lift Restriction on Small Business Tax Credit

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced proposed changes to the SHOP program, which is intended to give small businesses greater flexibility in purchasing healthcare for employees. What is SHOP? One of the ACA’s innovations for connecting small businesses with insurance was introducing a new tax credit and improved marketplace to the Small […]

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employee benefits

April 6, 2017

Employee Benefits Benchmarking: Employer Contributions

The 2018 Zenefits Small Business Benefits Benchmark Report is now available. Representing data from more than 8,000 Zenefits customers, the report examines how plan types, contributions, premiums, deductibles, copays and out-of-pocket costs differ across regions. The study is intended to help businesses make more informed decisions by providing insights into the choices of similar companies […]

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