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How to Effectively Communicate Your Group Benefits Plan

Employers offer group benefits to attract talent, retain employees, motivate workers, and increase productivity. Group benefits play an essential role in your employees' overall compensation. Companies can invest a great deal of time and money in planning and executing a benefits strategy every year. These efforts can be wasted if employees do not know what group benefits are offered. It is important to understand how...

What Is a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)?

A high deductible health plan (HDHP) is a plan with a higher deductible than traditional health insurance. The premiums may be lower, but you have to meet a higher deductible (payout of pocket for more health care costs) before your coverage kicks in. An HDHP is often combined with a health savings account (HSA), which allows you to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for...

Are You Underestimating Your Need for Disability Insurance?

If you don’t place a high priority on disability insurance, you are not alone. Although most people underestimate their chances of disability, the risk is higher than you might think. Approximately one-third of the population will experience a disability before 65, as reported on Kiplinger. Underestimating the odds of needing disability insurance could be a big mistake. According to TMA Insurance Trust: Approximately one in...

Social Security vs. Medicare

Social Security and Medicare are related. Many seniors begin receiving benefits from both at approximately the same time. However, they are two different programs administered by other federal agencies, which provide different benefits to older adults. What Is Social Security? Social Security was created to promote the economic security of Americans. It is administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and designed to pay continuing...

5 Medical Malpractice Insurance Myths

If you are practicing medicine, malpractice insurance is a must. Myths and misunderstandings surrounding professional liability insurance for doctors make the subject more complicated than it is. Here are some common medical malpractice insurance myths, followed by the facts: You Cannot Be Sued for More Than Your Policy Limits This statement is false. You are the one being sued for malpractice. If a jury awards...