Archive: Blog

  • 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?

    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 to work or care for her …

  • 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, …

  • 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, …

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