Pregnancy can be such a wonderful time of life, but it can also be very stressful. There’s a lot to do and a lot to.
No one likes getting bills, especially unexpected ones. If you have ever had a health care procedure and received.
There are all types of health care providers and you probably have some that you prefer over others. It’s important.
Direction Service is a non-profit organization located in Springfield, OR that specializes in multi-service care for.
Nobody knows a company's financial situation better than the CFO, and most times, they aren't even involved in the.
For small-to-midsize nonprofits, choosing an insurance plan might seem daunting. With so many options available, it.
In today's competitive job market companies can find it hard to afford to retain quality candidates. For nonprofits.
Today we welcome John Chiang, former CFO for Asian Health Services (AHS) in Oakland, California. AHS, founded in.
Healthcare brokers are the eyes and ears into the ever-changing healthcare market, and what potential new options.
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Anthony Lopez writes for The Business Journals about the business owner's daunting task of.
This article by Randy Stram for Employee Benefit News discusses the drop in the percentage of employees who say they.
This article by Leslie Small for Fierce Healthcare discusses what employers are doing to counter the predicted 5%.
Nick Otto writes for Employee Benefit News about engaging employees to better ensure peak participation rates in.
As one of the biggest line items in any organization’s budget, employee healthcare should be a central.
Recently, we spoke with Mike Wurtsmith about the larger role that nonprofit boards should be playing when it comes to.
Finding talented staff may not be all that difficult. But convincing them to actually work for your organization?.
A few years ago, the Journal of Health Economics found that 86 percent of Americans couldn’t define the basic terms.
Nick Otto writes for Employee Benefit News about the strategies employers are using to keep their healthcare.
This article by Katie Kuehner-Herbert for Benefits Pro discusses how many Americans - even those with insurance -.
In many organizations, HR departments are often solely responsible for making decisions around employee healthcare,.
CFOs (should) play a critical role in supporting decisions around employee healthcare, going beyond simply signing off.
A recent study from DirectPath, an employee engagement and healthcare compliance technology company, has found that.
Healthcare is one of the biggest line items in a nonprofit’s budget, but CFOs are often on the periphery of the.
Todd Hixton, contributor for Forbes, takes a look at how small businesses are faring under the.
Bruce Y. Lee, a contributor for Forbes, writes about how the types of health insurance available can make a.
This article from BoardSource, written by Mike Wurtsmith, discusses the importance of nonprofit boards playing a.
Jean Moore writes for Mercer Signal about the clout employers hold when it comes to employee healthcare purchasing,.
Dan Gorenstein writes this must-read for Kaiser Health News, highlighting one research physician’s personal.
Tim Finnell, writing for the Memphis Daily News, takes a quick look at what employers can do to contain rising.
In this article, Paul Johnson writes for Employee Benefit Advisor about self-insurance as a solution to rising.
Michelle Andrews provides an overview for Kaiser Health News of the Affordable Care Act regulations that impact.
This article by Paul Johnson for Benefit News takes a basic look at why self-funding is a good option for small- to.
Since election day, the future of healthcare in the US has been unpredictable, to say the least. More aptly, the.
The NPT staff writes about the trends to watch in nonprofit operations during 2017 - staffing, workflow, finance,.
Lisa Bertagnoli writes for Chicago Business about the problem nonprofit organizations are having with recruiting and.
Paul Johnson writes for Benefits Pro about the search for new and innovative healthcare solutions to better suit.
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Phil Albinus writes for Benefit News about the top employee benefit concern among.
Raymond DePaola writes for Benefit News about how self-funding beats traditional coverage in lowering or containing.
This editorial piece by Merrill Goozner, editor of Modern Healthcare, looks at the challenges of rising healthcare.
Beth Braverman reports on the top five healthcare trends in 2017 in this article for The Fiscal Times. She notes.
Dan Cook writes for Benefits Pro about the results of a recent survey by the insurer Guardian, which reveals that.
The IRS has extended the due dates for furnishing 2016 Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to covered individuals and full-time.
Amanda Eisenberg writes for Benefit News about the struggle employers are facing in attracting and retain employees.
Kristen Rasmussen recently wrote for Benefits Pro about what companies need to do to prepare for the possible.
This article written by Cort Olsen for Benefits News discusses Met Life's 14th Annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trend.
Reed Abelson of The New York Times takes an alternate – and more positive – look at employee reactions to high.
Todd Renner writes for Mercer Signal about “a whole new ecosystem of health benefits” that support recruitment and.
Loretta Metzger writes for Benefit News about the dramatic change in the healthcare benefits landscape in recent.
As open enrollment approaches, employees begin to turn to their employers, human resources advisors, and benefit.
Rachel Emma Silverman of the Wall Street Journal examines the rise of high deductible health plans (HDHPs), and how.
Hank Gardner wrote this article for STAT, discussing recent research about the correlation between healthcare cost.
Suzy K. Johnson recently wrote for Benefits News about the need for Chief Financial Officers and Human Resources.
Amanda Eisenberg writes for Employee Benefits News about the increasing importance of a good benefits package to.
Drew Altman writes on increasing deductible costs, “which are transforming the nature of health insurance from more.
Bob Herman writes for Modern Healthcare about the consequences of shifting more out-of-pocket healthcare expenses to.
Amanda Eisenberg from Benefits News takes a look at how increases in employee healthcare (5-10% for many employees).
Anna Louie Sussman of The Wall Street Journal focuses on how middle class workers are struggling to pay.
Employee engagement and happiness is key to retaining and attracting top talent, but the elusive question remains:.
Stephen Miller writes for the Society of Human Resources Management, “On July 1, the U.S. Department of.
Rebecca Greenfield from Bloomberg writes for Benefits Pro about a strange new contradiction in.
Benjamin D. Sommers takes a look at why the annual Spring panic around premium increases for ACA marketplace plans.
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The Associated Press recently wrote about a growing issue in health care - seasonal.
Federally qualified health centers that serve mostly poor and low-income families in distressed or rural.
The healthcare industry is a rapidly changing world, with creative entrepreneurs and innovative.
Every day we hear again about how rising healthcare costs, especially deductibles and.
We all know how employee benefits can affect the bottom line in not-so-positive ways (read: rising.
With new laws around minimum wage being debated across the country, along with new regulations around overtime pay.
"From the time it takes to administer programs to their supposed lack of value, small organizations shouldn’t let.
Today we welcome Jim White, Executive Director of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, to the Nonstop Wellness blog.
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"Stashed away in the byzantine language of the Affordable Care Act are rules that have caused a.
Felice J. Freyer of the Boston Globe writes about how publishing the cost of health care services does not actually.
Perhaps more than in any other industry, nonprofit organizations are strongly vested.
It’s probably no surprise to hear that healthcare benefits matter to your employees. How much they matter is more.
Lisa Aliferis recently wrote for KQED about the important differences between California's "active purchaser".
Employers have very apparent opinions on what they want to change about the Affordable Care Act.
Dave Chase recently wrote for Forbes about how the irrational set of circumstances in which the healthcare industry.
It’s the season for mid-year healthcare plan renewals. As such, many organizations are likely re-examining their.
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This week the Kaiser Family Foundation released an insight brief on actual employee cost-sharing.
Physician shortages. High turnover rates. Noncompetitive compensation packages. These.
The dilemma of providing competitive employee healthcare while adhering to strict overhead budgets can be a.
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Today’s competitive job market makes recruitment and retention tricky for many organizations, but.
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This month Nonstop announced a partnership with Community Health Ventures.
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Mindfulness has become the new buzzword of late, touted by Fortune 500 companies, parents, the US.
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A recent CFO survey by Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) highlights the.
In 2015, ADP conducted a survey of executives from mid-market organizations (50-999 employees) and the challenges.
For some people working out is an energy booster, but for others it’s more of a chore. And.
Health Policy Brief: High-Deductible Health Plans, a new policy brief from Health Affairs.
An analysis of data taken from a 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) has found.
There’s a lot of discussion in the business world right now about the millennial.
December and January mark the time when round-up lists of every sort hit the stands – predictions for the year to.
Recruitment and retention are always top of mind for nonprofit executives, and rightfully so..
As a result of both the US vs Windsor case in 2013 and the recent Supreme Court decision.
Depleting savings, working extra hours, and increasing credit card limits are just.
The New Year brought good news for those employers required to file tax returns reflecting healthcare coverage for.
Nonstop for Nonprofits program subsidizes the cost for an exclusive training to elevate board leadership
The holiday season is a frantic time of year and it coincides with cold and flu season - add on top of.
It may seem premature to begin thinking about 2017 tax season when we haven’t even.
Perhaps the best-known ACA requirement for organizations is the employer shared responsibility.
In addition to the very well-known ACA employer mandate, there are myriad of other.
As we come up on the 2016 tax season, many organizations with 100+ full-time equivalent.
The 2015 tax year is coming to a close, which means that 2015 tax penalties for ACA.
In our rapidly changing world, innovation is no longer just a buzzword and instead has become part of the everyday.
Most grandfathered plans are offered by smaller organizations* (less than 200 people) that have.
As we close in on the 2016 healthcare enrollment period, it may be time to look at whether your organization still.
When it comes to the employer mandate, there will always be exceptions and special circumstances that will add.
In previous posts on employment status under the ACA, we have focused on full-time equivalency (FTE) and how it’s.
A recent New York Times article reported on the lack of employees enrolling in employer-sponsored healthcare,.
On October 7, 2015 President Obama signed into law the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act, .
As part of our series around ACA employment questions – namely how to determine full-time equivalency (FTE) – today we.
In the midst of looming ACA reporting deadlines and the fast approaching open enrollment period (leading to thoughts.
Insure Oregon Nonprofits to bring risk-free partially self-insured healthcare to NAO members
Controlling costs, providing competitive benefits, and complying with the ACA – these make up the converging trifecta.
Continuing with the topic of the pending ACA reporting for the 2015 tax year, this post focuses on the specifics of.
Sheri Jones, author of 'Impact & Excellence: Data-Driven Strategies for Aligning Mission, Culture, and Performance in.
While we have been hearing and talking about the employer mandate for many months now, the impending tax season.
This year marks the first year applicable large employers (ALE; 50+ full time or full-time equivalent employees) are.
Stanford Social Innovation Review’s 10th Annual Nonprofit Management Institute is taking place September 9th-11th in.
The 2016 tax season may seem far away, but with numerous changes in the works for organizations that offer group health.
Increasing healthcare costs, ACA compliance, balancing ever-precarious budgets, retaining valuable staff…midsize.
While traditional fully-funded healthcare can be expensive and self-funded coverage comes with a significant financial.
On July 6, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposal to more than double the minimum salary level that.
In 2016 employers who provide minimum essential coverage to employees will be required to begin mandatory reporting.
If your organization sponsors a self-insured plan, you may be on the hook to contribute to the Patient-Centered.
Our final post in the series about preparing for the 2016 renewal season discusses how to better satisfy both.
Over the past week, we have been looking at how nonprofits can prepare for the 2016 healthcare renewal season.
In a previous post, we overviewed three main areas that nonprofits should consider before the 2016 healthcare.
As we near the halfway point of 2015, it’s a good time to look ahead to the 2016 healthcare renewal season (open.
As we approach the mid-way point of the 2015 tax year, it’s a good time to check in on health reform mandates to.
With a looming deadline of July 1, 2015 for small businesses to make changes in their premium reimbursement plan.
Despite questions around the future of employer-sponsored healthcare, American workers still rate healthcare.
Despite the fact that the PPACA is meant to lower healthcare costs, a new report from TransUnion Healthcareshows.
On April 20, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposed new rules around employee wellness.
In early May, the IRS released new information around 2016 eligibility and contribution limits for health savings.
In late February 2015 the Independent Sector released its updates to the Principles for Good Governance and.
Beginning in 2018, organizations that provide high-cost employer-sponsored healthcare to employees will be.
While healthcare coverage reporting isn’t mandatory for applicable large employee (ALE) members until 2016 (for.
New rules from the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) now require all levels of government – federal,.
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