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PCORI Fee Deadline Just Around the Corner

06/20/18
Health & Benefits

The Affordable Care Act requires health insurers and sponsors of self-funded group health plans (including health reimbursement arrangements) to pay a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee for each year from 2012 to 2019.  The PCORI fee for plan years that ended in 2017 is due by July 31, 2018.

Benefits Bulletin: Federal, State and Local Family and Medical Leave Laws

03/28/18
Health & Benefits

Certain employers are subject to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).  In addition, many state and local governments are adopting family and medical leave laws.  Sorting out which laws apply and how they interact is challenging.

Federal FMLA

Benefits Bulletin: Federal, State and Local Family and Medical Leave Laws

03/28/18
Health & Benefits

Certain employers are subject to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).  In addition, many state and local governments are adopting family and medical leave laws.  Sorting out which laws apply and how they interact is challenging.

Federal FMLA

Trump Issues Executive Order on Healthcare

10/13/17
Health & Benefits

On October 12, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order on healthcare.  The operative provisions of the order relate to association health plans (AHPs), short-term limited duration insurance (STLDI) and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs).  While the order does not have any immediate impact on existing law or regulations, it directs the federal regulatory agencies (the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services) to consider drafting new regulations that could ultimately have significant impact on health insurance markets. 

 

Faces of IBTX: Brittany Corey

10/09/17

 

Faces of IBTX: Brittany Corey

Claims Advocate

 

Brittany joined IBTX in 2016. As a Claims Advocate she reviews and initiates any new claims and then continues to monitor those claims throughout their life on behalf of her client. She then executes Quarterly Claim Reviews based on her client’s needs and provides them with the necessary updates while also assisting with any clerical needs as well. We asked Brittany a few questions about her IBTX experiences, and her responses are below:

Someday is Today

10/03/17

Someday is Today

By: Alex Napier

 

Leukemia and Lymphoma are two of the most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer in the United States and are both classified as blood cancers. While no diagnosis of cancer is hopeful or bright, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and that light is the people, projects, and investments of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Faces of IBTX: Alex Napier, Marketing Intern

07/28/17

Alex joined IBTX as an intern for the marketing department this summer. As this has been his first real-world experience with the world of marketing, Alex has been happy to help the department with every aspect of what the job entails.

 

Workplace Violence: Awareness and Prevention

07/25/17
Safety & Loss Control

By: Alex Napier

On Your Best Behavior: Behavior-Based Safety

07/10/17
Safety & Loss Control

 

By: Pedro Mercado, CSHO, SHEP, COSM, CLCS, CRIS, CSSGB, VP of HSE and Risk Management

 

Use behavior-based safety effectively

Behavior-based safety helps determine why at-risk behavior occurs on the job and the steps necessary to change at-risk behavior into safe behavior. This method uses observation and feedback to encourage and reinforce safe behavior.

 

Behaviors selected for observation must be:

ANALYZE THIS! Accident Prevention & Mitigation

06/14/17
Safety & Loss Control

By: Pedro Mercado, CSHO, SHEP, COSM, CLCS, CRIS, CSSGB, VP of HSE and Risk Management

 

Accident prevention and mitigation

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