Tag: benefits

How to Get Started Supporting Caregivers

There are more than 53 million caregivers in the United States – and from the legislation at the federal and local levels, they are emerging as the new protected class of workers. And it’s about time. For decades, caregivers have been neglected in the workplace. Millions have found themselves ineligible for protection under federal law […]

Why Long-Term Care Is Taking Center Stage

There’s a recent major development in the insurance world you may not have heard of yet: Washington just became the first state in the nation to develop legislation that makes long-term care affordable for its workers. Called “WA Cares,” this program also impacts companies outside of Washington that have employees in the state. Washington employees […]

New CMS model eyes expanded home health benefits

CMS is ready to test a payment and care model that would likely include new opportunities for home health and hospice providers, according to industry leaders. The Geographic Direct Contracting Model is expected to launch a three-year test in January 2022. Developed through the CMS Innovation Center, the model is targeting 15 potential markets for […]

Senate Proposal Pushes COVID-19 Liability Protection for Employers

A new COVID-19 relief package being considered in the U.S. Senate calls for significant liability protection for employers as they resume business during the pandemic. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act on July 27. A key feature of interest to employers is the liability protection […]

Family-Friendly Benefits vs. Work Perks: Which Will Win the War for Talent?

When Millennials entered the workforce, employers had to break the mold to get this generation of workers into their organizations. Trendy perks like nap pods and happy hours were touted as a way to stand out among employers looking to compete for the same talent. Now that we’re living in the COVID era, the benefits […]