News Archive

  • 05.8.18

    Increased Penalties Make the DFVC Program More Valuable Than Ever

    Most employers offering employee benefits are required to file this form every year by the end of the seventh month after the plan year ends unless an exception applies. For calendar year plans, that means the due date is July 31st. Extensions may be requested for an additional two and…

  • 05.1.18

    IRS Increases HSA Contribution Limit

    On April 26, 2018, the IRS announced that the Health Savings Account (HSA) maximum contribution limit for employees with family coverage would be increased to $6,900 for 2018. This limit was initially set at $6,900 and lowered to $6,850 in response to a change in inflation calculations under the Tax…

  • 04.23.18

    BCBSGA and Piedmont Healthcare Agreement Finalized

    We are pleased to announce that BCBSGA and Piedmont Healthcare have reached an agreement on a new multi-year contract. Additionally, any consumers who received health care services from Piedmont facilities and affiliated providers on or after April 1 will receive in-network coverage. Please contact your Benefits Services Specialist or Benefits Consultant…

  • 04.19.18

    What to Expect When Working with a Benefits Broker

    Hear Northwestern Benefit’s Denna Davis as she joins a panel of experts in Coffee Mug Conversations: What to Expect When Working with a Benefits Broker on April 28. Presented by the Atlanta Chapter of National Association of African Americans in Human Resources P.E.R.C.S., the event will be held Saturday, April…

  • 04.19.18

    Alcohol Awareness and Oral Health Basics

    Health awareness topics for the month of April include alcohol awareness and caring for your oral health. Read more to help care for these health issues. Alcohol Awareness Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. But we know that…

  • 04.12.18

    Benefits Strategy Solutions & Legislative Updates

    Join Northwestern Benefit Corporation in Chattanooga as we present the latest in Benefits Strategy Solutions & Legislative Updates on May 1. Topic:      ERISA and Benefits Legal Compliance Update for Plan Sponsors Speaker:  Anne Tyler Hall, Hall Benefits Law Topic:       The Evolution of Wellness Speaker:    Mary Pozatek, Northwestern Benefit Topic:       Engage.…

  • 04.12.18

    Northwestern Benefit Presents Our Atlanta Spring Client Seminar

    Please join Northwestern Benefit at our Spring Client Seminar here in Atlanta on April 24. We’ll present current Issues in employee benefits, including: Topic:         Compliance Updates Speaker:    Clancy Mendoza, Employee Benefits Counsel, Northwestern Benefit Corporation Topic:         The Opioid Epidemic in America: Origins and Solutions in Healthcare Speaker:    Chad Husted, Vice…

  • 04.9.18

    Worksite Wellness Resources

    We’ve said it once and we’ll likely say it again, employee well-being is not easy: There is no one-size- fits-all, cookie cutter strategy or miracle vendor that will magically create well employees overnight. But all is not lost. The good news here is that there are many resources available (many…

  • 04.4.18

    Compliance Steps for Changing Plan Years

    There are many reasons why an employer will decide to change their employee benefits plan year.  Sometimes, employers want the plan year to match the company fiscal year. In other situations, they have acquired other companies and want all locations or divisions to be on the same plan year for…

  • 04.3.18

    Telehealth: Differentiators in the Marketplace

    Hear Northwestern Benefit’s Megan Becker as she joins a panel of experts discussing telehealth and telemedicine at the Worldwide Employee Benefits Network (WEB) Atlanta program on April 12. The program, Telehealth: Differentiators in the Marketplace, will feature an overview of the history of telehealth and a discussion of the importance…