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  • Why Health Insurance is Important | VA Employee Benefits Group 

    Protection from high medical costs Health insurance provides important financial protection in case you have a serious accident or sickness.  People without health coverage are exposed to these costs. This can sometimes lead people without coverage into deep debt or even into bankruptcy. It’s easy to underestimate how much medical care can cost: Having health…

  • Ho, Ho, Ho-ld Off on the Bad Habits This Holiday Season | VA Employee Benefits Agents

    ‘Tis the season for family, festivity, and food—lots of food. The holidays dish up a triple whammy of wintry weather, irresistible foods, and stress, which can cause even the strongest-willed person to reach for another festive goodie. While the notion of enjoying “healthy holidays” has a nice ring to it, reaching that goal can be…

  • Compliance Recap November 2023 | VA Benefits Advisors 

    NEW ACA FAQS RELEASED The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Implementation FAQ Part 63, issued by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury focuses on the Public Health Service Act, which mandates that non-grandfathered group health plans and health insurance issuers provide culturally and linguistically appropriate summaries of benefits and coverage (SBC)…

  • Benefits 101: What Is Accident Insurance? | Virginia Benefits Group 

    Accidents happen.  Whether you fall off a ladder, slip and break an arm, or get injured just living everyday life, an accident can happen.  Anytime.  Anywhere. What Is Accident Insurance? Accident insurance helps provide support when life’s most unexpected moments happen.  It makes an accident less painful financially because it helps to pay the bills…

  • Leader Reveals the True Challenge of Benefits Administration – and Its Solution | VA Employee Benefits Agents

    Employee experience is tied to the technology that organizations deploy and the benefits they provide. Both can be demonstrations of a company’s care for its employees or they can be an exercise in inducing anxiety. It depends on the the approach of Human Resources. Recently, HiBob, the Human Resources information system (HRIS) company, announced the integration of…

  • Compliance Recap October 2023 | Virginia Benefits Team 

    ADJUSTED CIVIL PENALTIES The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recently announced adjustments to civil penalties related to violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) rules. These penalty adjustments take into account inflation and are applicable to violations…

  • The Attitude of Gratitude | VA Employee Benefits Group 

    You may have heard the saying attitude of gratitude.  It’s a great little rhyme to remind us to  live a life of gratitude – and practice it!  When we practice being thankful on a regular basis, it not only impacts our mental and physical health, but those around you as well. The Definition of Gratitude…

  • Want to Increase Productivity? Support Working Parents| VA Employee Benefits Agents

    As the flu and RSV season gets underway, companies are asking themselves how they can support employees who need to stay home to care for their children.  In fact, last October, 104,000 Americans missed work because of “childcare problems” – the highest total since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the figure in 2003. …

  • Think Intelligent About Artificial Intelligence | VA Benefits Advisors

    Artificial intelligence, including so-called “large language models” like ChatGPT, has rapidly become a major talking point in the press, amongst governments, and maybe even in your office! While AI has been a subject in the background for decades, everyday web users can now engage with AI like never before.   But whenever there is a sea…