• February 6, 2019

    Wellness Wednesday: Protecting your heart!

    Waistline: I keep my waist circumference below 35 inches (for women) or below 40 inches (for men). Excess belly fat raises heart disease risk. Power moves: I stay physically active and get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise weekly. Examples: routine …

  • February 5, 2019

    A Wee Dose of Radical Transparency – Feb 5

    I’m talking about AWP, or Average Wholesale Price. Most recognize AWP as the most widely used pricing index for pharmacy benefits contracts.

  • January 30, 2019

    Compliance Alert: 2019 Health Plan Compliance Deadlines

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”7340″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview Employers must comply with numerous reporting and disclosure requirements throughout the year in connection with their group health plans. This Compliance Overview explains key 2019 compliance deadlines for employer-sponsored group health plans. It also outlines …

  • January 30, 2019

    Wellness Wednesday: Heart Health!

    February kicks off Heart Health Month. According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Your heart is one of the most important organs in your body, keeping …

  • January 24, 2019

    Compliance Alert: Medicare Part D Disclosures due by March 1, 2019 for Calendar Year Plans

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”7331″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview Group health plan sponsors are required to complete an online disclosure form with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on an annual basis and at other select times, indicating whether the plan’s …

  • January 23, 2019

    Wellness Wednesday: Constructive Criticism Techniques!

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”7327″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When presenting feedback at work, it pays to deliver your message in a positive and constructive way. Managing difficult conversations is an important skill we all need. Providing negative feedback is hard because we can’t guess how someone …

  • January 23, 2019

    The Point Podcast #54 – Announcing the 3rd Annual Indiana Employee Benefits Benchmarking Survey

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”fadeInUp”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css_animation=”none” css=”.vc_custom_1572888558315{padding-right: 30px !important;}”]The 3rd Annual Indiana Employee Benefits Benchmarking Survey launched last week.

  • January 17, 2019

    Compliance Alert: Upcoming ACA Reporting Deadlines

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”7295″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting under Section 6055 and Section 6056 for the 2018 calendar year is due in early 2019. Specifically, reporting entities must: File returns with the IRS by Feb. 28, 2019 …

  • January 14, 2019

    The Point Podcast #53 – The HSA Shoebox Theory: Strategy for Long-Term Financial Planning

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”fadeInUp”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css_animation=”none” css=”.vc_custom_1572888649351{padding-right: 30px !important;}”] Health Savings Account holders typically fall into one of the following three categories.

  • January 9, 2019

    Wellness Wednesday: Avoiding Winter Illness!

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”7214″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Over the course of one year, 1 billion Americans will suffer from the common cold, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC also reports that winter is peak cold season. This should …

  • January 2, 2019

    Wellness Wednesday: Cheers to a New Year!

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”7203″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Cheers to a New Year! There’s no better way to celebrate the New Year than by taking care of you. What will you do these next 364 days? This year, take small steps toward positive changes. Even …

  • December 26, 2018

    Wellness Wednesday: Staying active this busy season!

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”7186″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Though the holidays may be over for some, for others – the festivities may just be getting started. Below are some quick tips on still getting your physical activity in when time for the gym is out …

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