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Medicare and Individual Insurance: What You Need to Know Now

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During these unprecedented times, the challenge of managing the ever-increasing cost of health insurance has become more difficult as additional factors contribute to the number and frequency of claim occurrence due to an: Aging workforce population Increase in events that trigger COBRA eligibility Employers may not be able to eliminate…

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Group Health Plan Advisory: Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

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Changes from the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Introduction The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) included provisions affecting the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). The new provisions require group health plans to perform comparative analyses demonstrating compliance with the MHPAEA. Plans will now be required to provide these…

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[Live Webcast March 3] Reshape Employee Healthcare Experience While Reducing Costs

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Discover a smarter way for employees to interact with their benefits, make better healthcare decisions, and save money. Join us on Wednesday, March 3 at 12:30 p.m. EST for a LIVE demonstration and to learn how HealthJoy can: Centralize employee benefits experience Provide on-demand health advocacy and network steerage Simplify…

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Introducing OswaldRx Plus: An Innovative Pharmacy Benefits Solution for Employers

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CLEVELAND – Feb. 3, 2020 –  Oswald Labs introduces OswaldRx Plus, a proprietary solution focused on optimizing pharmacy programs by providing access to the clinical expertise of dedicated pharmacists. OswaldRx Plus helps members actively manage their medications while supporting employers to reduce cost and control risk for their population. “The…

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Group Health Plan Advisory: COVID-19 Vaccine: Where to Find Information on Next Steps

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Employers, employees and families are all clamoring for more information on how to take care of their employees and families by getting them access to the COVID vaccination. Oswald Companies will continue to provide our customers with a steady flow of information based on the most reliable resources in the market.…

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[On-Demand Webinar] What’s Old is New Again in 2021: PPP Loans, COVID and the FFCRA

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WATCH FULL WEBCAST (Password: COVID2021!) In addition to other stimulus aid and COVID relief, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”) signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020, provided for a new round of Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans. These loans, however, are not the only critical COVID issues with…

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Employee Benefits Advisory: Understanding Amazon Pharmacy and Amazon PrimeRx

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Amazon recently announced two new pharmacy offerings; Amazon Pharmacy gives individuals the ability to complete their entire pharmacy prescription transaction online, and Amazon PrimeRx, which is a discount program for Prime members to provide savings when not using insurance. Amazon Pharmacy Amazon Pharmacy service allows individuals to purchase up to…

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Preparing Your Workforce

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The next phase of COVID-19 includes the introduction of the vaccine. In addition to the protocols employers introduced to ensure safety among employees, it is time to address how your company will establish a policy regarding the vaccine and the potential vaccination of your workforce. Oswald Companies and Oswald Labs continue to…

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Flag on the Play: The Call For Discipline and Experience in Your Benefits Partnerships

Every football season, I, like many others, contemplate what makes a good team. We listen to predictions from professionals and statements from the players themselves. We look to past performance and the state of the current play. And we decide what matters to us. (With fantasy sports, we can even…

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[On-Demand Webinar] Making your COVID List and Checking it Twice

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WATCH FULL WEBCAST (Password: PPP&FFCRA123) Businesses are currently living through month nine of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the situation is getting worse, not better. Businesses continue to struggle financially, and employees continue to fall ill and need time away from work. While the promised vaccines provide a light at the…

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