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Memorial Day – Flags for Heroes Initiative

Posted by Amanda Riley on May 22, 2020

Flags for Heroes – Greater Hickory Area The American Flag represents freedom and sacrifice for a lifestyle that we sometimes take for granted. Spectrum Financial Inc., and those that have partnered with us, would like to raise a higher level of attention and appreciation for those who died serving our country as well as those […]

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Return to Work, PPP, and Other Information Updates

Posted by Andrew Kaiser on May 15, 2020

With more and more opening up and the beginning of different kinds of return to work and PPP questions, this update will hopefully give you additional information and clarity going into the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your agent or account manager: Recall to Work […]

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What is Telemedicine?

Posted by Lori Alala on April 28, 2020

Combating the Coronavirus with Telemedicine What is Telemedicine? Telemedicine is the distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. It allows long-distance patient and clinician contact, care, advice, reminders, education, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions. Telemedicine provides a value-added benefit that reduces healthcare costs and gives members 24/7/365 access to U.S. […]

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COVID-19 and your business webinar: PPP Fund Utilization – Chamber of Commerce

Posted by Lori Alala on April 28, 2020

View Webinar HERE The Chamber has taken a very proactive position during this difficult time and we are thankful for their leadership and dedication to serving all businesses in our community. The Chamber is offering a Webinar this Thursday, April 30th at 10 am that will be facilitated by Lindsay Keisler and Lori Alala, and […]

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Pandemic Brings High-Tech Trend in Medicine

Posted by Andrew Kaiser on April 24, 2020

The high-tech trend that is growing in the medical world is affecting all of us. Click on the image below to read an article in The High Point Enterprise featuring our Managing Partner and Health and Benefits Consultant, Andrew Kaiser, and see how it is affecting you.

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Paycheck Protection Program, Employer Deferral of Payroll Taxes, EPL and EFMLA, and Unemployment

Posted by Andrew Kaiser on April 16, 2020

After a quiet few days, we wanted to provide our clients with an update on issues related to both paid leave programs under the FFCRA and provisions of the CARES Act that impact employers. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your agent or account manager: PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM […]

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Top 5 Emerging COVID-19 Scams to Beware

Posted by Lori Alala on April 13, 2020

Beware of Scams – New Scam Update Recently, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud released the top five emerging COVID-19 scams that have been reported by both consumers and state-level authorities. The list is as follows: Canceled health insurance. Scammers have placed calls and sent emails warning individuals that their health insurance has been unexpectedly canceled […]

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CARES Act changes to FSA’s and HSA, HRA’s and FSA’s

Posted by Andrew Kaiser on April 6, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) contains important provisions that will affect HSAs, HRAs and FSAs. Prior to the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), over-the-counter medicine and drugs were eligible for reimbursement under health FSAs, HSAs and HRAs without qualification. However, ACA mandated that such items (i.e., cold medicine […]

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Information for Clients of EbenConcepts and OrchestrateHR

Posted by Andrew Kaiser on April 2, 2020

Here’s the latest update on COVID-19, including notes on implementing Emergency Paid Leave and Emergency FMLA Extension under FFCRA as well as important information and recommendations about how to protect yourself through the process of applying for and providing information in support of a Paycheck Protection Program application in the coming days. If you have […]

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Cares Act, Paycheck Protection Program, EPL and EFMLA Updates

Posted by Lori Alala on March 30, 2020

With all the guidance, information and calls we’ve been handling over the last two weeks, many of our clients are really seeing how we are different – not simply trying to sell something, but proving our value as a business partner for you. We really hope you see how our approach is better and know […]

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