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News Brief: Hospital Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Pricing Transparency Rule

By Barrow Group Staff / December 09, 2019
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, risk management, general liability, health care

News Brief: Final Rule on Hospital Price Transparency Released

By Barrow Group Staff / November 25, 2019
On Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, the Trump administration released its final rule regarding hospital price transparency. This final rule will take effect Jan. 1, 2021, a year later than originally proposed....
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, health care, wellness

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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News Brief: Health FSA Limit Will Increase For 2010

By Barrow Group Staff / November 14, 2019
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Workplace Wellness Programs – ERISA, COBRA and HIPAA

By Barrow Group Staff / November 06, 2019
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, health care, wellness, human resources, employee benefits, open enrollment

News Brief: The Surprising Cause of the E.coli Superbug Rise

By Barrow Group Staff / November 05, 2019
Over the past 20 years, E.coli has become increasingly resistant to antibiotics. These antibiotic-resistant strains of E.coli contain extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs), enzymes that destroy antibiotics. While ill-prepared foods were long believed to be behind the rise of ...
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Electronic Cigarettes 101

By Barrow Group Staff / October 29, 2019
In recent years, electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have flooded the market. Many people are turning to e-cigarettes to help them quit smoking; however, questions remain about their safety and effectiveness....
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Human Resources Tips: Summary of the 2019 Employer Health Benefits Annual Survey

By Barrow Group Staff / October 22, 2019
Each year, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust conduct a survey to examine employer-sponsored health benefit trends. This article summarizes some of its main points. Request a full summary from Barrow Group, LLC for more details....
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Benefits Insights: Life Event Quick Reference Guide

By Barrow Group Staff / October 15, 2019
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, health care, human resources, employee benefits, open enrollment

Compliance Overview: Key HSA Features - 2020 Compliance

By Barrow Group Staff / October 09, 2019
Health savings accounts (HSAs) are a popular type of tax-advantaged medical savings account available to individuals enrolled in high deductible health plans (HDHPs). Individuals can use their HSAs to pay for expenses covered under the HDHP until their deductible has been met, ...
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, benefits, health care, human resources, compliance, employee benefits