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Best Practices (46)

Read about leading practices in employee benefits.

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 10:40

Common Misconceptions about Generic Drugs

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Generic drugs are a cheaper option than brand-name drugs, and work just as well for the vast majority of people. According to the FDA, the savings reach as much as 90% when prescribing generic vs. brand-name, saving consumers up to $10 billion every year. Despite this cost advantage, there are…
Opiate addiction is a major issue in the U.S., most of which originates from prescription opiates, which are surprisingly easy to obtain. In fact, an estimated 207 million prescriptions for opiates were dispensed in 2013 alone. Prescription opiate abusers are far more likely to eventually develop an addiction to an…
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 11:23

Cybersecurity in a Post-HIPAA world

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Cyber security is a topic we all see and hear about every day, whether from friends, colleagues or the news. The reality is, cybersecurity attacks are becoming more constant and aggressive with their techniques and targets, and it is our responsibility to learn how to protect our businesses from attacks.…
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 11:22

Frustrated with Your Healthcare Costs?

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Are you tired of seeing your benefit costs skyrocket year after year? Frustrated about having little or no control over the cost of healthcare? These frustrations make some employers worry about the future of their benefits package, and thus, their ability to attract and retain the right workers.
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 08:27

Benchmarking your Benefits

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Evaluating your current benefit plan with the intent to attract and retain top talent is more crucial than ever. Benchmarking gives employers a chance to compare their current plan and contribution strategy to that elusive “standard practice.” Fall River helps its clients understand how they stack up, and we will…
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 11:23

HR Responsibilities When an Employee Death Occurs

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One of the most difficult times for any business is following the death of an employee. Thinking ahead and being prepared for this unfortunate circumstance will help ease the burden.
One of the root causes of rising healthcare costs is that services are often delivered in more costly locations than needed. Anyone who has attended a Fall River enrollment meeting knows that we continually educate employees about how accessing care in the right place can save time and money. One…
Let’s face it, there’s much about the continued rising cost of health care that you don’t have much control over. You can’t change the medical needs of a premature baby on your health plan, or change the costly medical and prescription treatment needed for chronic conditions in your employee population.…
Traveling abroad for work can be an exciting experience but anything can happen while you're away from home. Losing your passport, malaria, auto accident, food poisoning – it's important to be prepared for any unexpected illness, injury or medical emergency. Unfortunately, most domestic medical plans reimburse after the fact for…
Have you ever experienced billing or invoice issues? Frustrated with people you already terminated still showing up on your bill? Look no further as your Fall River team is here to help! When processing eligibility changes such as enrollments, changes or terminations, you can follow these three simple steps to…
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