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preparing for an unprecedented open enrollment

By Barrow Group Staff / August 19, 2020
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Topics: temporary staffing, benefits, open enrollment, Open-Enrollment-Trends-2020

Captives for employee benefits

By Barrow Group Staff / July 16, 2020
It has become increasingly important for employers to offer some form of an employee benefits package in order to attract and retain a strong workforce. Additionally, employers may want to protect their company from the risks associated with offering employee benefits. While ...
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Topics: staffing, PEO, benefits, human resources, employee benefits

Federal Judge Upholds Ruling:  Hospitals Must Disclose Pricing

By Barrow Group Staff / June 30, 2020
On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, District Judge Carl Nichols ruled in favor of the Trump administration’s final rule requiring hospitals to disclose their negotiated prices. The rule was released on Nov. 15, 2019, and set to take effect Jan. 1, 2021....
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Topics: staffing, PEO, benefits, health care, Hospital Pricing Transparency, Hospital Price List

President Trump Signs Into Law Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

By Barrow Group Staff / June 08, 2020
Since being established as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act in March 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been the subject of additional stimulus bills, legal guidance and interim final rules. In the latest development, Congress passed the ...
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Topics: staffing, PEO, benefits

Benefits Insights: Telemedicine

By Barrow Group Staff / March 23, 2020
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, benefits, health care, wellness, human resources, employee benefits

Legal Update: Two New Model COBRA Notices Available from the DOL

By Barrow Group Staff / March 03, 2020
The Department of Labor (DOL), through its Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), has released updated versions of its model COBRA General Notice and model COBRA Election Notice, both with an expiration date of Jan. 31, 2023....
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, benefits, health care, compliance, employee benefits

Benefits News: HHS Increases Civil Penalties for HIPAA Violations

By Barrow Group Staff / February 20, 2020
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, benefits, health care, human resources, compliance, employee benefits

Benefits News: Supreme Court Declines to Expedite ACA Case

By Barrow Group Staff / February 17, 2020
The United States Supreme Court denied motions to expedite consideration of Texas v. Azar, the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate....
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, benefits, health care, employee benefits

Employee Benefits Trends to Watch

By Barrow Group Staff / January 28, 2020
Generally speaking, employers are looking to lower their rising health care costs and improve their employees’ overall health. When HR professionals look toward the future, they are evaluating strategies to help manage both short- and long-term costs....
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, benefits, health care, wellness, human resources, employee benefits

Compliance Overview: Comparing Different Types of HRAs

By Barrow Group Staff / November 18, 2019
Comparing different types of hra'S Health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) are employer-funded accounts that reimburse employees for their eligible out-of-pocket medical expenses on a tax-favored basis. Although HRAs provide significant tax benefits, they are subject to strict ...
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, benefits, health care, wellness, human resources

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