June Wellness Newsletter: Alzheimer's Myths & Self-Care in the Summer

June Wellness Newsletter: Alzheimer's Myths & Self-Care in the Summer

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. And though more than 5 million Americans are living with this fatal disease, many myths still exist about it.

Myth: Alzheimer's and dementia mean the same thing.

Fact: Dementia is a group of symptoms that can be caused by Alzheimer's and...

Self-Funding Basics

Self-Funding Basics

Since 1999, the number of employees covered under a self-funded plan has increased: In 1999, the percentage of employees covered by self-funded plan was 44%, and by 2015, that number has increased to...

Legislative Update: House Passes AHCA

Legislative Update: House Passes AHCA

Yesterday the House passed an amended version of the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA) by a vote of 217-213, with 20 Republicans voting against and no Democrats voting in support. House Republicans crafted the AHCA as a budget reconciliation bill to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The bill was previously debated on the House floor, but pulled before a full vote on March 24. Since that time, several amendments were added to the bill, paving the way for...

May Wellness Newsletter: Foot Health and Exercising with Health Conditions

May Wellness Newsletter: Foot Health and Exercising with Health Conditions

When warm weather arrives, many people break out the flip-flops, sandals or forego shoes altogether. But the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons says this can be harmful to your feet if you’re not careful. Many flip-flops and summer shoes contain little to no support or protection. This increases your chances for foot injuries. They can also aggravate conditions such as...

April Wellness Newsletter: Hearing Loss and Alcohol Awareness Month

April Wellness Newsletter: Hearing Loss and Alcohol Awareness Month

What do a lawn mower, a motorcycle, and a music player have in common? They can all cause permanent hearing loss. Many people assume that only extremely loud sounds, such as gunshots, can damage the ears. But any loud noise, such as powertools, headphones turned up too loud, lawn equipment, or a concert, can lead to hearing loss. This is known as...

March Wellness Newsletter: Core Strength and A Power Breakfast

March Wellness Newsletter: Core Strength and A Power Breakfast

Strong abdominal muscles can do more than just make you look slimmer. Healthy ab muscles can help you improve posture and alleviate back pain. For those who thought ab exercises were only for achieving a “six pack,” it’s time to discover...

Legal & Compliance Question of the Month

Legal & Compliance Question of the Month

Question: We are required to begin electronically filing Form 300A, Summary of Work Related Injuries and Illnesses, but we can’t find the website to enter the information. Is it operational, and if so, how do we find it?...

January Wellness Newsletter: Cybercrime and Signs of Anxiety

January Wellness Newsletter: Cybercrime and Signs of Anxiety

Many people have used the word “anxiety” to simply mean they were worried or stressed about an event. But, are anxiety and stress really the same thing? According to the National Institutes of Mental Health, anxiety can be a different and serious...

Post-Election ACA Update

Post-Election ACA Update

Here are some frequently-asked employer Health Care Reform questions as we consider the impact of a Trump presidency and Republican Congress:

Can large employers discontinue preparing for 2016 pay or play reporting (due in the first quarter of 2017) because of the election?

2017 IRS Limit Guidlines

On Tuesday November 1st, the IRS released new limits for 2017 (Revenue Procedure 2016-55). These new limits include updates to...

Brown & Brown Quarterly Insurance Brief: Important Updates, Deadlines, and Reminders

Brown & Brown Quarterly Insurance Brief: Important Updates, Deadlines, and Reminders

It’s that time of year again! The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires entities to provide an annual notice to Part D eligible individuals before October 15 indicating whether its plan’s coverage is creditable or non-creditable. The Disclosure Notice requirement applies to Part D eligible individuals who...

Brown & Brown Educational Webinar: 2016 ACA Reporting

 With our partners at HR Workplace Services, we’ve prepared this briefing to spell out important employer responsibilities for the filings as well as all the information you should be collecting to adequately...

Legal and Compliance Question of the Month

Legal and Compliance Question of the Month

If you haven’t started planning for the changes, don’t panic; but it’s time to get started. Here are some steps you can take to prepare for the changes...