October 15th is the deadline for employers to provide Medicare Credibility Notices to employees and file a report to the CMS. Here is what your clients need to know to stay compliant.
The OIC and the ESD have come to an agreement on benefits coordination for PFML. Here are the details.
With the reporting deadline approaching on August, 31 and the final rule-making phase now in draft form, we have some updates to what employers need to know about Washington's new Paid Family & Medical Leave law.
A couple of years ago, the QSEHRA was meant to be the savior for small employers wanting to offer coverage. Now, it’s on it’s way out and making room for two new programs. Here's a review of the first one: the ICHRA.
Mike Kreidler's office released proposed rates from 13 individual medical carriers with an average increase of <1%. We pulled the requested changes, by carrier, for both individual and small group plans. Here's how it breaks down.
Lawmakers in Olympia passed another new program, this time to offer state-run long term care benefits. Here's what we know so far.
It deviates from the proclaimed "Public Option," but the WA state legislature has passed a new bill launching a new healthcare program for individuals that puts it in partnership with insurance carriers. Here's what we know so far.
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Blog: Introducing Cascade Care - a Public-Private Partnership
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Blog: Protecting the Public's Blindside - WA State Balance Billing Protection
Updated BeneBriefs for HSA - HSA at 55+ and HSA at 65+
A collective sigh of relief! No more medical billing surprises! The Washington state legislature passes a bill to prevent balanced billing. Here are the new rules taking effect January 1, 2020.
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