News Archive

  • 12.11.19

    December 2019 Compliance Confidence + Better Benefits

    This holiday season, we wanted to give you a little extra with two tools that will help you prepare for 2020! For the first time, we are thrilled to bring you: OneDigital’s Calendar for the 2020 Workforce. Featuring everything from ‘Data Privacy Day’ to critical HR and compliance deadlines, this…

  • 10.30.19

    Health & Well-being Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation

    If you are tasked with your company's employee health and wellness initiatives, hopefully by now you have had some time to evaluate your program and start planning for the 2020 program year.  Many times, this step is forgotten about until the last minute and the planning and evaluation of the…

  • 10.16.19

    October 2019 Healthy People Newsletter

    Northwestern Benefit, a OneDigital Company, is pleased to present the October 2019 Healthy People Newsletter. As part of an initiative to encourage healthier and more productive lifestyles, these monthly newsletters bring awareness to current health issues and feature expert advice on how to approach these issues. The October newsletter reviews and brings awareness to…

  • 09.27.19

    Northwestern Benefit Fall 2019 Client Seminar Recap

    On Tuesday, September 24th, it was a full house as over 85 guests welcomed speakers Greg Hare (Employment Lawyer, Managing Shareholder) of Ogletree Deakins and Tamika Nordstrom (Assistant Vice President and Legal Counsel) of Unum for their insights on current employee benefits issues. The two speakers reviewed a number of pivotal…

  • 09.18.19

    September 2019 Healthy People Newsletter

    Northwestern Benefit, a OneDigital Company, is pleased to present the September 2019 Healthy People Newsletter. As part of an initiative to encourage healthier and more productive lifestyles, these monthly newsletters bring awareness to current health issues and feature expert advice on how to approach these issues. The September newsletter reviews and brings awareness to…

  • 09.11.19

    What is Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) and How Do You Handle MLR Rebates?

    The Medical Loss Ratio, or MLR, is the percentage of premium dollars received by a health insurance carrier that is spent on medical claims and quality improvement. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires health insurance carriers to submit data to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) each…

  • 08.21.19

    August 2019 Healthy People Newsletter

    Northwestern Benefit - A OneDigital Company is pleased to present the August 2019 Healthy People Newsletter. As part of an initiative to encourage healthier and more productive lifestyles, these monthly newsletters bring awareness to current health issues and feature expert advice on how to approach these issues. The August newsletter reviews important school…

  • 08.14.19

    New Rule Allows Employers to Use Individual Coverage HRAs in Employee Benefit Programs

    On June 13, the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Treasury (IRS), and Labor (DOL) issued the final rule providing employers additional methods for using health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) in their benefits program. Building on the foundation of the October 29, 2018 proposed rule, this final rule permits employers…

  • 07.29.19

    Atlanta Humane Society Great Days of Service Recap

    On July 19th, Northwestern Benefit rolled up our sleeves and opened up our hearts to volunteer at the Atlanta Humane Society, one of our valued clients. Teammates spent the day cleaning dog and cat pens, assisting the surgical team with sanitizing pre-op equipment and post-op animal care, cleaning staff dishes…

  • 07.24.19

    Get Social: Why Positive Workplace Connections Can Enhance Employee Wellbeing

    Many of us have seen reports showing how loneliness can negatively impact an individual’s health and wellbeing but haven’t made the connection to the negative impact it can have in the workplace. Creating an environment where social support is a high-priority item in your organizational culture while taking several simple…