What Qualifying Events Trigger COBRA?

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) requires employers to offer covered employees who lose their health benefits due to a qualifying event to continue group health benefits for a limited time at the employee’s own cost. Per regulation, qualifying events are specific events that cause or trigger an individual to lose health …

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LHD Employer Forum: What’s New in 2017?

The new year and new U.S. administration has brought a lot of uncertainty and questions to the healthcare and employee benefits industry. However, if employers arm themselves with information, they can continue to make the right decisions for their companies. This Employer Forum will provide an update on what’s new for employee benefits in 2017 …

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Welcome New Population Health Advisory Board Members

We are excited to announced the addition of two nationally recognized thought leaders, Dr. Dee Edington and Dr. Brenda Motheral, to their Population Health Advisory Board. Edington is the founder and chairman of Edington Associates, LLC and founder of the University of Michigan Health Management Research Center. Throughout his 40 year career, he has focused …

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Back to School!

In May and June you can’t help but hear Alice Cooper’s, School’s Out playing in the back of your mind as your kids enjoy those first few days of summer freedom. But, by late July/early August, parents have a new mental playlist going, likely featuring Gloria Gaynor’s, I Will Survive. From the extra cost of …

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