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5 Strategies for reducing health benefits costs in 2021

By Barrow Group Staff / September 18, 2020
Health benefits costs are almost certainly going to rise in 2021. They’ve been trending upward for years—over 50% in the last decade, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation—and the current state of economic uncertainty over COVID-19 won’t slow things down. Realistically, ...
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Topics: health care, employee benefits, open enrollment, health-insurance-costs

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

HR Compliance Update: Coronavirus and the Workplace – Compliance Issues for Employers

By Barrow Group Staff / March 27, 2020
  Highlights COVID-19...
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, workplace safety, health care, wellness, compliance

Legal Update: Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to ACA

By Barrow Group Staff / March 26, 2020
  Important Dates Jan. 21, 2020 - The Supreme Court denied motions to expedite Texas v. Azar....
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, health care

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

Risk Insights: Protecting Workers From Coronavirus

By Barrow Group Staff / March 10, 2020
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, health care, wellness

OSHA Cornerstones: OSHA Revises National Emphasis Program for Silica

By Barrow Group Staff / March 09, 2020
On Feb. 5, OSHA announced a number of changes to its National Emphasis Program (NEP) on silica. The program focuses on enforcement of silica standards with an emphasis on specific industries that are expected to have the most respirable crystalline silica exposure for workers....
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, health care, wellness, OSHA

OSHA Cornerstones: OSHA Issues Interim on Novel Coronavirus

By Barrow Group Staff / March 06, 2020
The outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has created a number of questions and compliance challenges for employers. To help employers deal with the outbreak of Coronavirus, OSHA has developed a new resource page found here. ...
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, health care, wellness, OSHA

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

News Brief: U.S. Health Officials Warn COVID-19 Will Inevitably Spread Across the Country

By Barrow Group Staff / March 02, 2020
According to public health experts, a COVID-19 pandemic is inevitable. For a disease to be considered a pandemic, it has to spread easily from person to person in many parts of the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the only criteria that ...
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, health care, wellness

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