Category: Employee Benefits

Johnson, Kendall and Johnson Brings Revolutionary Benefits Technology to their Clients Partnership with Maxwell Health Brings Employee Benefits into the Modern Era

Newtown, PA (July 8, 2015) – Johnson, Kendall and Johnson (JKJ) announced a partnership today with Maxwell Health to pair their unparalleled benefits strategy and advisory services with Maxwell’s revolutionary benefits technology to companies and employees across Pennsylvania and around the country. JKJ is an insurance brokerage and risk management firm located in Newtown, PA with over 50 years of expertise in property and casualty insurance; risk and safety management services and claims consulting; group benefits; individual life insurance, home and asset protection program development; financial services; and retirement planning. Johnson, Kendall & Johnson is licensed in various lines of business in all 50 states, with access to all of the major insurance markets.

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Philadelphia’s Highest Ranking Healthiest Employer for 2015!

At the awards breakfast on June 4, 2015, Johnson Kendall Johnson was recognized as the highest ranking 2015 Healthiest Employer in the 2-99 employers group. This is the fifth year that Johnson Kendall Johnson has been recognized as one of Philadelphia’s Healthiest Employers.

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Millennials in the Workplace

When I started my career search during my junior year of college, I quickly became aware about the generational differences in the workplace. Now with three different generations in the work place (Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millenials), the gap between these three may seem larger to employers and employees than before.

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International Employee Benefits

International employee benefits are a constantly changing, dynamic aspect of any global organization. With the continuation of globalization in the US economy, companies will continue to increase interest and usage of international employee benefit plans. Employers are now taking a centralized approach to their global benefits strategy.

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Secrets to the Healthiest Cities in the World

Although a healthy lifestyle is defined uniquely by each individual, these cities seem to be doing it right and ultimately, there is something we can all take away from them.

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Do You Know Your 10-Digit Number?

New federal HIPAA rules require 10-digit identifier for self-funded plans The Health and Human Services Department recently updated the Code Set Rules, a set of requirements under HIPAA to create uniform electronic procedures for health plan administration.

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against the Affordable Care Act’s Contraceptive Mandate

On June 30, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that closely held for-profit corporations with sincere religious objections to certain types of contraceptives cannot be required to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive mandate. Under the ACA, employers with non-grandfathered health plans are required to provide cost-free coverage for certain preventive care for women, including all FDA-approved contraceptive methods. Three family-owned corporations objected to providing health coverage for certain types of contraceptives, based on their owners’ religious beliefs.

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After Decades of the Status Quo Health Benefits Get a Makeover

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law in March 2010, rocked the health benefits world. Every industry has its own historic timeline that illuminates significant discoveries or changes in product or product delivery.  Health Benefits Insurance is no different.   From the inception of group health benefits plans in the 1940’s, the advent of Medicare and Medicaid in the mid 1960’s and HMO’s in the 1970’s, very little has changed in health benefits delivery.

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Are You Providing All The Required Disclosures To Your Health Plan Participants? DOL Audits on the Rise….

Did you know that the Department of Labor (DOL) has broad authority to investigate or audit an employee benefit plan’s compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?  Now that the DOL has begun enforcing compliance with the ACA, health plan audits are on the rise.  Audits are performed by an enforcement arm of the DOL, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA).  Sometimes the benefit plan is selected for audit as a result of a participant complaint or a Form 5500 issue.  However, often times it is a result of random selection.  A new initiative in the EBSA called the Health Benefit Security Project (HBSP) combines the EBSA’s existing enforcement activities with even more random audits of employers to ensure compliance with the ACA.

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Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Period Ends in March

The existence of the Health Insurance Marketplace has been in full swing for almost two months with coverage being effective as early as January 1, 2014.  The open enrollment period for the Marketplace ends on March 31, 2014 and those individuals who do not enroll in the Marketplace will have to wait until the next proposed open enrollment period of November 15, 2014 – January 15, 2015 unless they experience a special enrollment period due to a qualifying life event (i.e. loss of coverage, marriage, have a child).

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