Rolling Strong partners with Enrollment First to provide Mobile Wellness App to truck drivers

Rolling Strong has partnered with Enrollment First to provide truck drivers with health coverage and lifestyle benefits that include the Rolling Strong platform and group underwriting for voluntary benefits. The partnership takes a breakthrough proactive approach to providing healthcare benefits for truck drivers by automatically enrolling Enrollment First drivers in the Rolling Strong health and wellness app. Built … Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

Three Million on Exchanges

Three Million on Exchanges

From the Desk of Alex Renfro On January 24, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that they estimated three million individuals had enrolled in a private health insurance plan on the federal and state-based exchanges. This statistic reveals two aspects of PPACA that many will want to consider. First, the more individual plans … Continue reading »

PPACA/Obamacare…The Scrawny Cow Fallacy

PPACA/Obamacare…The Scrawny Cow Fallacy

From the desk of Eric Ratliff: In a recent publication by the Wall Street Journal an article outlined the opportunity for a certain classification of employers to offer health plans that meet the minimum required coverage required by PPACA. Please see that video at the link below: http://live.wsj.com/video/employers-eye-bare-bones-health-plans/CB1C5609-1DDE-47B4-8402-A8014AF1FAED.html#!CB1C5609-1DDE-47B4-8402-A8014AF1FAED In response to this, the following News … Continue reading »

IRS Issues New Regs: Learn What They Mean

IRS Issues New Regs: Learn What They Mean

Below find information on the new IRS regs as they pertain to the Affordable Care Act. From the desk of Alex Renfro: After some publications from major news sources have offered confused and potentially dangerous interpretations of the new regulations, we would like to offer a basic interpretation of the IRS’ proposal. The new regulations … Continue reading »

Tall Orders

Tall Orders

As we race closer to 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to impose its will upon companies. This photo, offered by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, is a 7-foot tall stack of PPACA regulations. It starkly displays the stress, struggle, and confusion that businesses are faced with NOW in planning for PPACA … Continue reading »

Beyond ACA Compliance

Beyond ACA Compliance

By Mike Martens, First Staff Benefits Business owners and CEO’s have been focused on trying to get their hands around how to comply with the upcoming requirements under the “employer mandate” for large groups associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). I can assure you that effective and affordable compliance solutions are on the way.  … Continue reading »

Enrollment First, Inc. and First Staff Benefits Guide Businesses Through Maze of Health Care Reform

Enrollment First, Inc. and First Staff Benefits Guide Businesses Through Maze of Health Care Reform

Enrollment First, Inc. and First Staff Benefits, compassionate leaders in the health care industry, are providing health care reform guidance for their clients before the full implementation date, set for October 1, 2013. Enrollment First, Inc. and First Staff Benefits tackle the challenges of health care reform for you. Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) April 11, 2013 … Continue reading »