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Thursday, 27 April 2017 08:22

Introducing an Online One-Stop HR Solution

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Fall River is excited to announce that our clients will now 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…
Employers are naturally concerned about their rising healthcare costs, and are always looking for ways to cope with this ongoing situation. While Fall River helps its clients create year-round strategies to address costs over the long term, some employers need some short term or one-time savings. 
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 08:36

What HR Topics Would you Like to Learn More About?

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At Fall River, we pride ourselves on bringing our clients valuable information pertaining to their benefits package and other aspects of their jobs. We are exploring options that will provide our clients with useful Human Resources information and assistance. To this end, we’d like your feedback on what HR topics…
In President-Elect Trump’s administration, changes to our healthcare landscape seem to be inevitable. Nominations for many prominent cabinet positions have already been made and will be considered by Congress starting in January. What should you expect? Here are the three nominees that we think will most impact you as an…
The largest increase for the individual market in Colorado, since the inception in 2014 of the Affordable Care Act Exchanges, will go into effect in 2017. Therefore, most small group insurance plans are now a better value than individual plans. As a result, some small businesses who dropped coverage to…
The annual Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Education Trust Employer Survey is always a great source of information about the trends in employer-sponsored health coverage. This year’s big conclusion is that while final premium increases were not that high, the average was markedly reduced by even more movement to cost-saving…
Employers spend approximately 18-20% of their healthcare costs on prescription drugs, and the rapidly increasing cost of specialty drugs is causing this to inch ever up. To offset these cost hikes, we’re always keeping our eyes on expensive drugs that are coming off patent and facing cost-slashing competitors soon. There…
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 12:00

Telemedicine – Prix-fixe or A la Carte?

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Telemedicine has become a hot trend among insurance carriers and consumers. It’s not surprising since most services are now available online, so why not healthcare too? Telemedicine allows individuals to access a board certified and licensed physicians via phone, email or video chat - 24 hours a day and 7…
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 04:00

Tackle Your Healthcare Costs

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Are you paying more and more for worse benefits? While some aspects of rising healthcare costs are driven by factors outside our control, there are MANY factors within our control, even for smaller employers. The problem is that the strategies used by most brokers aren’t sustainable. Learn how employers of…
After much success with our 2015 Self-Funding Feasibility Study, the Fall River team is back at it again! Fall River’s 2016 Feasibility Study will analyze the advisability for groups of different sizes and locations to become partially self-funded or whether groups already self-funded should be moving up or down the…
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