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Sound Benefits Insurance Solutions, LLC Blog: 6_2014

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Supplemental Medicare insurance is additional coverage that helps pays for things that original Medicare does not cover. Some types of supplemental Medicare pay for billed items such as deductibles, copayments or other medical costs that you would normally pay out-of-pocket. READ MORE >>

You’re healthy, physically fit and rarely need to visit your doctor. You know health insurance is something you should get, but you just don't want to pay those premiums right now. Whatever your reasons for putting off health insurance, you should reconsider. Here are three reasons for getting insured as soon as possible. READ MORE >>

Notice to Exclude Spousal Health Coverage Question: Is it sufficient notification to exclude spousal health coverage if an employer has language in the handbook stating that spouses will not be covered under the health plan? Click for the answer.    READ MORE >>

The first opportunity you have to sign up for Medicare insurance begins three months before you turn 65. You will be given an initial enrollment period of seven months around your 65th birthday. You can enroll up to three months before the month you turn 65 and four months after you turn 65. READ MORE >>

Most large companies carry workers compensation insurance without asking why. But small companies need this type of insurance as well. Smaller businesses frequently treat their workers like family. However that does not mean people will not be harmed at work. READ MORE >>

Now that the Affordable Care Act is in motion, it’s important to understand what that means for businesses in regards to offering healthcare to employees. Regulations differ between small and large businesses, so here’s a brief breakdown. Of course, we welcome you to contact an agent for more in-depth information. READ MORE >>

The warm weather and eagerly anticipated outdoor activities of summer may take a toll on your workers' concentration. If you're noticing a lack of focus among your employees during this time of year, consider the following ideas to help keep them motivated: Encourage your employees to step outside for at least 15 minutes each day. READ MORE >>

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its latest set of FAQs regarding implementation of various provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Highlights of the FAQs are presented below. Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) READ MORE >>

The minimum wage rates are set to rise in a number of states over the coming months, generally as follows: California: $9.00 per hour, effective July 1, 2014 Delaware: $7.75 per hour, effective June 1, 2014  District of Columbia: $9.50 per hour, effective July 1, 2014 Michigan: $8. READ MORE >>

Question: Is a remote employee eligible for FMLA? Answer: To be eligible for FMLA leave, an employee must work for a covered employer and meet the following criteria: have worked for that employer for at least 12 months; have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the start of the FMLA leave; and READ MORE >>

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