Client Case Study: The American Health & Wellness Ambassador Program
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Client Case Study: The American Health & Wellness Ambassador Program

At American Health & Wellness, we are not your average benefits broker. We believe it is our job to help improve the health and well-being of employees to reduce healthcare costs for our clients. My name is Paige and as the Director of Wellness Programs and Services, it is my job to design and implement…

“Tripledemic”: Understanding the Symptoms of RSV, Flu & COVID-19
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“Tripledemic”: Understanding the Symptoms of RSV, Flu & COVID-19

Experts warn of a “tripledemic” threat of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza (flu) and COVID-19 this winter. With several viruses circulating, you may worry about every cough or sneeze and wonder what you have. Since these illnesses are all caused by viruses that affect your respiratory system, they also share some symptoms. This can make…

Congress Extends Pre-Deductible Telehealth Coverage for HDHPs
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Congress Extends Pre-Deductible Telehealth Coverage for HDHPs

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA), which was signed into law on Dec. 29, 2022, extends the ability of high deductible health plans (HDHPs) to provide benefits for telehealth or other remote care services before plan deductibles have been met without jeopardizing health savings account (HSA) eligibility. This extension applies for plan years beginning after…

Unlock your health plan’s hidden potential.
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Unlock your health plan’s hidden potential.

Learn how healthcare can deliver the strategic advantage your business needs. Combat rising business costs by rethinking your health plan strategy. Rising healthcare costs were once viewed as a necessary evil over which you had little control. Another year, another cost increase. But that mindset has shifted as companies have discovered new strategies that put…

New Year, New You: 5 Ways to Start Your Year Off Right 2023
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New Year, New You: 5 Ways to Start Your Year Off Right 2023

Like many other people, you may be thinking about what you would like to accomplish in 2023 or what life changes you could make. Common New Year’s resolutions include losing weight, exercising, getting organized, learning new skills and saving money. To achieve your resolutions, try the following strategies: Ready, Set, Go! 2022 has likely given…

Upcoming ACA Reporting Deadlines
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Upcoming ACA Reporting Deadlines

Employers subject to Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 or 6056 should prepare to comply with reporting deadlines in early 2023. For the 2022 calendar year, covered employers must: Penalties may apply if employers are subject to ACA reporting and fail to file returns and furnish statements by the applicable…

Reference-based Pricing: A Health Plan Solution for Today
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Reference-based Pricing: A Health Plan Solution for Today

It has never been more important to be educated about emerging trends in health plan solutions and be ready, able and equipped to have open and honest conversations about all available models. Employers are faced with increasing healthcare costs and they’re looking for replacement solutions that are more affordable for them and their employees. Healthcare…

Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2023
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Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2023

Many employee benefits are subject to annual dollar limits that are adjusted for inflation by the IRS each year. The following commonly offered employee benefits are subject to these limits: This Compliance Overview includes a chart of the inflation-adjusted limits for 2023. Due to high rates of inflation, all of these limits will substantially increase…

Understanding the Effects of Deep Sleep and Tips for Improving It
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Understanding the Effects of Deep Sleep and Tips for Improving It

Sleep is crucial for your overall health and well-being. There are generally considered to be four sleep stages—awake, light, deep and REM sleep. Deep sleep is the key repair and restorative stage of sleep, and it’s necessary to feel your best each day. Learn what deep sleep is and how to improve it for overall…