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Technologies That Help Your Staff Get the Most out of Their Health Plans

By now you will know about the rapid uptake in telemedicine after the COVID-19 pandemic drove patients to use virtual appointments with their doctors. While this form of medicine seems like it’s here to stay, there are other technologies that employers can look to include in their group health plans to help employees get the …

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Why You Can’t Afford to Not Have Professional Liability Insurance

Architects, engineering firms, graphic design businesses and other service providers are increasingly being sued for alleged poor work quality, contract breach or missing deadlines — and jury awards are rising. The costs of defending against a lawsuit of that type could quickly mount, even if you come out victorious in the end. But a commercial …

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Finding Health Cost, Insurance Data Still a Struggle for Patients

Despite newly enacted federal transparency rules for hospitals and health plans, some large hospitals are still not posting the required price lists for their services, according to a recent report. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ transparency rules were implemented to shine the light on what hospitals charge for their various medical services, the …

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Proposed Rule Could Turn Independent Contractors into Employees

The Biden administration has proposed a new federal rule that will make it more difficult for employers to classify workers as independent contractors. If the new rule takes effect, companies that use independent contractors will have to reevaluate their relationships with these outside workers. Companies who hire contractors that work exclusively for them will have …

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Inflation, Jury Awards Continue Driving Insurance Premiums

3.5 minute read Inflation is not just affecting the cost of food and fuel. It’s also spilled over to the price of almost every industrial item, as well as building materials and services. Anybody running a business, particularly one that carries inventories or has to invest in machinery or electronics, has seen prices increase on …

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