What Is Open Enrollment ?

What Is Open Enrollment ?

  Open Enrollment is a period of time each year when you can sign up for health insurance. If you don’t sign up for health insurance during this time period, you probably won’t be allowed to sign up for health insurance until the next open enrollment period. If you are eligible and apply for health … Continue reading »

Enrollment First Offers Comprehensive Client Solutions for Ineligible Workers

Enrollment First Offers Comprehensive Client Solutions for Ineligible Workers

On June 25, the US Supreme Court preserved federal funding for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA” or “Obamacare”) in all 50 states. With this most recent ruling, the Affordable Care Act has now survived every major test and legislative challenge and is now the undeniable law of the land. Businesses should expect … Continue reading »

Random Acts of Flowers Delivers Its 40,000th Arrangement

Random Acts of Flowers Delivers Its 40,000th Arrangement

A simple, random act of kindness can turn anyone’s day around – especially if they’re stuck in a hospital or nursing home. Their smiles can brighten the room, and the joy is everywhere. One Knoxville-based charity has gone above and beyond to spread kindness to patients in hospitals and nursing homes, and on Tuesday, June … Continue reading »

Michael R. Martens, CBC LPRT Qualifies for Eagle Award

Michael R. Martens, CBC LPRT Qualifies for Eagle Award

(Washington, DC) — The Leading Producers Round Table (LRPT) of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) is proud to announce that Michael R. Martens of First Staff Benefits has qualified to receive the association’s Eagle Award. Mike has qualified for this award due to his exceptional professional knowledge and outstanding client service. This is … Continue reading »

M*A*S*H Bash

M*A*S*H Bash

Enrollment First, Inc. is an ongoing supporter of “MASH Bash” – one of Knoxville’s most unique events to benefit Interfaith clinic. The clinic is a nonprofit health care ministry that provides affordable medical care, dental care, mental health counseling and prescription medications for uninsured low-income working people. By providing affordable access to comprehensive and quality … Continue reading »

FISH Pantry

FISH Pantry

On occasion, Enrollment First, Inc. will have a “wear your jeans to work day,” on a weekday, and everyone that wears jeans is required to donate at least $5. Over the course of two months, Enrollment First collected a sufficient amount of money to donate to the FISH Hospitality Pantry, a non-profit volunteer organization that … Continue reading »

All Saint’s Gala

All Saint’s Gala

The Episcopal School of Knoxville is an independent, K-8 school that offers academics, character education and community service. This year, Enrollment First, Inc. was able to donate to the school to help support them in educating their students and continuing their community service efforts. On April 26, 2014, ESK hosted their annual All Saint’s Gala. … Continue reading »

Solving Renewal Headaches for Small Employer Groups

Solving Renewal Headaches for Small Employer Groups

It’s no secret that small employers are getting frustrated with rising renewal rates – and they’re especially sensitive to the savings that lower-wage earners can get through subsidies. These are important issues to weigh. Consider this strategy:  Drop the small group major medical, provide a defined contribution toward benefits, and permit employees to enroll in … Continue reading »

Staffing Industry and Employer Mandate Regulations

Staffing Industry and Employer Mandate Regulations

Temporary staffing firms and PPACA are at odds. Recent employer mandate regulations published by the IRS on February 10, 2014, reveal the tension: the IRS worries that if staffing firms get any breaks, businesses will be incentivized to use staffing firms to minimize their PPACA obligations, while staffing firms worry that the added costs of … Continue reading »

Target to Drop Part-time Coverage in April—Looking at Alternatives for Part-Timers

Target to Drop Part-time Coverage in April—Looking at Alternatives for Part-Timers

Target announced recently that they will discontinue offering health insurance plans to their part-time employees beginning April 1, 2014. With this announcement, Target joins a trend of cutting part-time coverage including companies like Trader Joe’s and Home Depot. While this strategy is effective for certain employers, other employers may not yield a significant benefit from … Continue reading »