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It is estimated that more than one-quarter of all employers with at least 50 employees now offer a student loan repayment benefit. Why? Got millennials? Want to keep them? Need more? Some 70% of millennials graduate with more than $37,000 of student loan debt. The average for metro Atlanta residents is $22,000. That’s why. Unless …

Anti-Sex Trafficking Video

A free 20-minute video is now available for employers to provide employee training on stopping and preventing human trafficking. BEST (Businesses Ending Slavery &Trafficking) in Seattle produced the video, which informs employers of the threats against a company posed by human trafficking. It also provides employees with tools to help them take action if they …

Challenge to ACA Constitutionality

Question: What is the current status of the court case that is challenging the ACA’s constitutionality? Short Answer:  At this time, the case’s current status does not impact employers’ group health plans (e.g., it’s business as usual). However, employers should stay informed for the final decision in this case. Some states have already announced they will challenge this …

CHOA UHC Update

What follows is an informational press release from United Healthcare regarding their negotiations with CHOA’s Physicians Group.  The Benefit Company will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as soon as they become available.    Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Physicians’ Contract Negotiation Update with United Healthcare   We want to let you know that …

BCBSGa & Piedmont Healthcare Reach Agreement

We are pleased to let you know that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Inc. and Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc. (collectively “BCBSGa”) have reached a new multi-year agreement with Piedmont Healthcare, Inc. and Piedmont Clinic Physician Practices (collectively “Piedmont”).   The thousands of businesses and 3.5 million consumers we …

BCBSGa and Piedmont Healthcare Agreement Update

As you may be aware, BCBSGa and Piedmont Healthcare, Inc. (with the exception of Piedmont Rockdale Hospital and Piedmont Columbus Regional) did not reach an agreement as of March 31, 2018.  The parties, however, are still in active negotiations, but as of now, effective April 1, 2018, Piedmont Healthcare, Inc. is not an in-network health …

Updating a buy sell agreement

Ah Spring…. Flowers blooming, warmer weather, and the feeling of renewal and rejuvenation.  It also brings everyone’s favorite pastime…”spring cleaning”!  I know, I know, cleaning out the garage and straightening up the attic is not the most exciting way to spend a Saturday.  All jokes aside though, Spring is an energizing time of the year …

Has major healthcare insurance disruption just been launched? Only the future will answer that question, yet the recent announcement by Amazon, JP Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway creates a financial juggernaut with a proven ability to execute. Disruption in business is defined by Webster’s as “to break apart” or “radically change an industry or business strategy.” What …

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