Archive: Employee Benefits

  • August 26, 2021

    Employers are Asking | FDA Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

    The FDA granted full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine — which will be marketed as Comirnaty. This applies to all Americans ages 16 and older, however, the vaccine is still available under Emergency Use Authorization for patients between the ages …

  • August 24, 2021

    2021 HR Indiana Conference

    Analyzing plan members’ medical and pharmacy claims data is a task most often left up to your carrier or broker. However, today’s HR pros can add data analyst to their many responsibilities.

  • August 19, 2021

    Employers are Asking | COVID-19 Booster Shots

    We’ve been hearing about booster shots for the COVID-19 vaccine for a few months, and now it looks like they’re finally here. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention released a joint statement with the U.S Department of Health and …

  • August 17, 2021

    Lessons Learned from Open Enrollment During a Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic presented many learning opportunities for companies. One of those was how to handle an open enrollment season while workers were still remote. Successful execution of open enrollment was critical for employers last year as benefits were vital.

  • August 3, 2021

    Don’t Forget About Fathers When Thinking Parental Leave

    Family planning benefits are becoming more prominent in the workplace, yet often focus only on supporting female employees with fertility, birth and postnatal support.

  • August 2, 2021

    Ready for Some Self-Care? 4 Chances to Win at HR Indiana

    Who isn’t ready for a little “me” time? We know you’re working hard juggling many different professional and personal roles. We want to help inspire you to take time to focus on your own mental and physical health.

  • July 29, 2021

    Employers are Asking | Updated Mask Recommendation

    With the latest information being updated from the CDC yesterday how are employers responding?  Employers may want to consider providing their employees with a series of informative questions to assist the employee in deciding whether they should mask up while …

  • July 28, 2021

    Mid-year Check-in on Your Benefits Plan

    The summer months are often a time for vacations and relaxing. It’s also the perfect time to analyze your organization’s benefits plan. No, it might not be as appealing as catching rays on the beach or a backyard barbecue, but …

  • July 22, 2021

    Employers are Asking | Coping with Pandemic Re-entry Anxiety

    In fact, re-entry anxiety is exactly that – an overall uneasiness about returning to the way things were before the pandemic, and the American Psychological Association says at least 49 percent of American adults have it.

  • July 20, 2021

    A Transparency Tune-up for Public Sector MEWA Trusts

    Over the past several years, many employers who provide their healthcare benefits through Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement (MEWA) trusts have asked Apex Benefits to check the health of their benefits plan. Employers often participate in trusts to manage their risks …

  • July 18, 2021

    Realizing Savings Through Shift from Fully-Funded to RBR

    The client was experiencing rising and unsustainable healthcare costs while their revenue stream was capped. In 2015, two years prior to hiring Apex, its healthcare spend was $1.66 million. That spend increased to $1.81 million in 2016.

  • July 15, 2021

    Employers are Asking | Recruiting and Retaining Talent

    Employee turnover can be frustrating — and costly — to your organization. It takes time, effort and money to fill open positions and onboard new employees. It’s much more efficient and cost effective to make sure all of your employees …