Archive: Blog

  • October 16, 2019

    Wellness Wednesday: Social Media Diet

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”9898″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Social media is an integral part of modern life We use it for entertainment, learning, business and personal communication. But when social media use is habitual and interferes with your home life, your ability to stay on …

  • October 16, 2019

    Apex Recognized as Adoption Advocate by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”9885″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Apex Benefits has been named an Adoption Advocate for its employee adoption benefits by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Apex was ranked eighth in the nation in the small employer category for organizations that offer the …

  • October 14, 2019

    New EmployersRx Coalition Takes Legislative Approach to De-escalating Drug Prices

      As the new coalition of health advocacy organizations called EmployersRx (Employers’ Prescription for Affordable Drugs) ramps up its efforts to impact “lowering drug prices and promoting price transparency,” we’ll certainly be watching. At Apex, we’ve dedicated many resources to …

  • October 14, 2019

    ConsortHR Names Apex Benefits Compensation Consulting Partner

        ConsortHR, an Indianapolis-based consulting firm offering outsourced, subscription-based human resources services to employers across the country, has selected Apex Benefits as its key partner for compensation consulting services. Both organizations are dedicated to helping employers support the needs …

  • October 9, 2019

    Wellness Wednesday: Celebrate Squash Season

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”9829″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Crush This Season and Try Some Squash Looking for a delicious and nutritious side dish? Try squash, such as butternut, pumpkin, spaghetti, acorn or Hubbard. Squash provides a variety of vitamins and minerals, including iron, folate, …

  • October 8, 2019

    IN THE NEWS: Apex Executives Testify on High-Cost Drug Trends

    [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=”9814″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1570547162640{margin-top: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]Apex Benefits executives recently testified to the Indiana General Assembly’s Interim Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health, and Human Services regarding Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) practices. The committee is tasked with reviewing factors …

  • October 7, 2019

    Compliance Alert: Federal Agencies Finalize Resources for Mental Health Parity Compliance

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”9797″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] OVERVIEW The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury (Departments) have finalized resources to promote compliance with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). MHPAEA requires parity between mental health …

  • October 3, 2019

    Can Your PBM Answer These 3 Questions?

    [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=”9766″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1570131748109{margin-top: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]As the person responsible for managing employee benefits at your company, when was the last time you read through your pharmacy benefit management (PBM) contract? We don’t expect that many people pour through …

  • October 2, 2019

    Wellness Wednesday: Breast Cancer Awareness

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”9749″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More women are surviving breast cancer today, largely due to improvements in early detection. The American Cancer Society reports that the breast cancer death rate has dropped 40 percent between 1989 …

  • October 2, 2019

    Compliance Alert: DOL Issues New Salary Limits for Overtime Exemptions

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”9744″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] OVERVIEW On Sept. 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new final rule that updates the salary thresholds that some individuals must meet in order to qualify for a minimum wage and overtime exemption under the …

  • September 27, 2019

    3 Ways Employers Can Encourage Better Women’s Health

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”9669″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] Women’s Health in the Workplace As part of Women’s National Health and Fitness Day Week, we polled a few leaders at Apex and asked: “What can employers do to encourage better women’s health at their …

  • September 25, 2019

    Wellness Wednesday: National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”9618″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Women’s Health Ladies, we all know how important our health is – but we’ve all gone through times when we put our own health on the back burner. Whether it’s for our families, a job or …

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