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Read about leading practices in employee benefits.

Friday, 24 January 2020 08:50

Renewal Season is Over. Now What?

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Another year and renewal season have zoomed by, and while it’s tempting to sit back and relax until the next renewal period, there are several benefit-related projects that you should tackle before then.
Friday, 17 January 2020 08:14

How Competitive is Your Benefits Package?

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The Kaiser Family Foundation has released their 2019 Annual National Employer Benefits Survey. The survey has been tracking benefit statistics from private and non-federal public employers in the United States for the last 21 years.
Friday, 22 November 2019 10:32

Using HRAs to Slash Healthcare Trends

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Most HR professionals have heard of a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), but may be unsure about the different types and how they can help both employers and employees save significantly on healthcare costs. There are now several types of ACA-compliant HRAs, but this month we’re focusing on Group Coverage HRAs.
Friday, 19 July 2019 09:47

Saving Money with Direct Primary Care

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Direct Primary Care (DPC), aka “concierge medicine,” is an alternative provider payment model gaining traction with employers who are tired of high health insurance rates and their employees not receiving the care they need. Instead of billing the insurance carrier for routine care, DPC providers usually charge a monthly flat…
There’s no question that great technology can propel an organization forward, and we’ve worked with many companies that are either looking to implement new HRIS software or change to a platform that better suits their business needs. The rewards of improving your technology are high, but the challenges can be…
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 15:52

Top Tips When Mixing FSAs and HSAs

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As most employers know, employees who have a traditional copay-style plan can be eligible for a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) plan to cover medical expenses pre-tax. But, If the employer instead offers a High-Deductible Health Plan or HDHP, employees can contribute into a Health Savings Account (HSA) on a pre-tax…
Friday, 15 February 2019 14:44

We’ve Got Your Back!

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As you know, Fall River specializes in brokering group healthcare policies for our valued clients. However, we realize that benefits are just one component of your Human Resources obligations. We have spent many years cultivating solid relationships with trusted strategic partners in other areas of your business operations.
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:55

Auditing Invoices Saves Time and Money!

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Auditing your monthly insurance carrier invoices may not be the most exciting task on the HR to-do list, but it’s absolutely necessary to ensure correct employee enrollments and premiums. In our experience, carriers are much more likely to work with employers on correcting errors caught in the first few months,…
Fall River clients have complimentary access to HR360, a comprehensive online Human Resources portal designed to help you comply with employment and benefit laws in all 50 states. With HR360, you’ll find easy, step-by-step guidance on a broad range of laws and policies. Even non-clients can check it out at…
We wrote a blog article in April about Consumerism and how to empower your employees to be smart consumers of health care. We know how difficult and confusing benefits can be, so check out these five additional tips to continue this education for your employees to enable them to advocate…
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