Archive: Blog

  • November 5, 2019

    Orr Fellows Make Valuable Contributions at Apex

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”10453″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Apex Benefits is among the Orr Fellowship organization’s Indiana network of over 60 high-growth businesses participating as a host company to provide work experience in – what the organization touts as – the “ultimate post-grad experience.”

  • November 4, 2019

    Compliance Alert: ACA OVERVIEW – 2020 Compliance Checklist

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10406″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] OVERVIEW The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made a number of significant changes to group health plans since the law was enacted in 2010. Many of these key reforms became effective in 2014 and 2015, …

  • October 31, 2019

    13 Scariest Things About Employee Benefits

    In celebration of Halloween, our team has come up with our own list of the 13 Scariest Things about Employee Benefits. Here’s a quick rundown.

  • October 31, 2019

    Why CPBS Certification Matters

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_single_image image=”10376″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1572540759084{margin-top: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]If you’re a self-funded organization using pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services, have you ever wondered exactly how much your company is paying for these services?

  • October 30, 2019

    IN THE NEWS: Apex Wellness Team Brings Flu Shots to Clients

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10331″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1572469373309{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The flu season is in full swing and Indiana has already reported two influenza-associated deaths as of October 24. The Indiana State Department of Health reported more than 110 Hoosiers died from influenza-associated illnesses …

  • October 30, 2019

    Wellness Wednesday: Halloween Safety Tips

    The American Academy of Pediatrics provides information each year to ensure your children have a safe and healthy Halloween. Know how to reduce your child’s risk of a pedestrian injury – the most common injury to children on Halloween with …

  • October 29, 2019

    What’s Your Game Plan for Containing Rx Renewal Rates?

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]To help control costs and escalating renewal rates, more employers are viewing their healthcare benefits strategy as an integral part of their overall workforce strategy. This is according to National Business Group on Health (NBGH) annual survey of nearly 150 …

  • October 23, 2019

    A $6M Rx Claim. How Would Your Company Fare?

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10049″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1571850420349{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text]We recently read about Dawn Patterson, a wife of a union worker and mother of two, who needed a specialty drug to treat a rare bone disease “that causes excruciating pain, leaving her struggle …

  • October 23, 2019

    Compliance Alert: Key HSA Features – 2020 Compliance

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10042″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] OVERVIEW Health savings accounts (HSAs) are a popular type of tax-advantaged medical savings account available to individuals enrolled in high deductible health plans (HDHPs). Individuals can use their HSAs to pay for expenses covered under …

  • October 23, 2019

    Wellness Wednesday: Frozen Food Facts

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10038″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Your freezer can be a very useful and versatile kitchen tool. In addition to preserving and reserving foods for later, the freezer allows for quick weeknight meals and is the perfect place to store your leftovers. Read below …

  • October 18, 2019

    RELEASE: High-Cost Medications Event to Feature Lilly, Cigna and Swiss Re Executives

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”9951″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1571413527149{margin-top: 40px !important;margin-bottom: -20px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Free event about managing the impact of high-cost pharmacy claims targets employer education Indiana employers are invited to join Apex Benefits and global pharmaceutical and health industry leaders for “A Prescription …

  • October 18, 2019

    Compliance Alert: Proposed Rule on the Impact of ICHRAs on the ACA’s Pay or Play Rules

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”9946″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] OVERVIEW Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, some employers will be able to offer individual coverage HRAs (ICHRAs) to help employees pay for individual health insurance. ICHRAs were established by a final rule published on June 20, …

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