New ACA Lawsuit Could Destabilize Insurance Markets

By Kelly Moore | Jun 19, 2018

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the doctor, yet another ACA lawsuit rears its ugly head. Recently, the Justice Department said it would support an existing lawsuit brought by a coalition of 20 states that claims key provisions of the ACA are unconstitutional. According to sources, the Justice Department, in…

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Perk Me Up

By Kelly Moore | Jun 12, 2018

Let’s face it, there are some great perks to being an executive. Special VIP clubs, a company car—and even higher levels of insurance coverage! But, did you know that if your company treats classes of employees differently when designing YOUR group health plans, you may just be breaking federal and state discrimination laws? Yep, true story.…

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#MeToo is Pretty Much Swamping HR

By Kelly Moore | Jun 5, 2018

A great flood is described as being a deluge. And when fallen media mogul Harvey Weinstein was first accused of sexual harassment (and now rape) his case set off the global #MeToo movement speaking out against sexual harassment in the workplace — and dropping a deluge of new work on HR departments. “It created this…

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New California Independent Contractor Rules Could Also Impact Health Insurance

By Kelly Moore | May 30, 2018

A 2016 study by economists at Harvard and Princeton universities estimated 12.5 million people were considered “independent contractors,” or 8.4 percent of the U.S. workforce. But here in the mostly great, partly sunny state of California, a new ruling by the California Supreme Court is likely to lead many employers in California to immediately question…

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Stress Relief For All Kinds of People

By Kelly Moore | May 22, 2018

Did you know that according to new research from WalletHub, California is the 25th most stressful state in the USA? (Louisiana is number one in case you were curious).  And Arizona (our other home base) comes in at a surprising number 11. Lots of stress from all aspects of life and as we’ve discussed in…

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Looking at the New Parental Leave Law with Greg Labate

By Kelly Moore | May 15, 2018

Did you know the new Parental Leave Law can have implications on your company’s employee benefits?  It’s true! We recently sat down with legal eagle Greg S. Labate, Esq., Labor & Employment Practice Group Leader with Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP to ask a few questions about this new law and its impact on companies out there. Kelly:…

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Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce: Secrets and Strategies of Business Success

By MooreBenefits | May 9, 2018

Tim Santoni, Leisa Reid, Steve Smith, Kim Kat Shepherd and I will be at the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce on Friday, May 11th from 8:30 am to 12:45 pm to give business owners secrets and strategies for success!  Register here:

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Exploring Mini Medical, Short-Term and Faith-Based Health Care Cost Sharing Plans

By Kelly Moore | May 1, 2018

When looking at any service (or employee benefit) for your business, it’s good to know about all of your available options so you can make the best decisions. And beyond the traditional employer health care plans we know (and love), there are some overlooked options that can work for some individuals and companies in specific…

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Fixing Healthcare By Fixing Prices

By Kelly Moore | Apr 17, 2018

Our clients frequently ask me why insurance rates keep going up every year with no end in sight. And it’s easy to blame the insurance companies. But, when you take a closer look, it’s actually the COST of providing health care services that determines everything—and recently, a California lawmaker unveiled a proposal calling for the state…

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NYC Considering After-Hours Work E-mail Ban

By Kelly Moore | Apr 3, 2018

According to Gallup data, more than one-third of full-time workers say they frequently check e-mail outside of “normal working hours,” whatever that means in today’s 24/7 working culture. But a bill introduced in the New York City Council recently gives employees the right to disconnect from work-related e-mails after office hours. That’s right, the new…

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