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Among the many effects of COVID-19 is the reality that millions of people, either by choice or circumstance, put off diagnostic tests and screenings. Saved money at first, but costs are coming....

Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Medicare reimbursement rate increases for 2022. This matters because private insurance premiums use the Medicare rate as a base rate in order to calculate their insurance reimbursements to providers.Each increase in the Medicare reimbursement rate translates...

Recently, while attending a company staff meeting at DCI, I realized an incredibly important fact about what it takes for any consultant to be successful. I know all the people at DCI, and they are each talented, experienced and committed to serving clients and their...

The IRS has released the Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution limits for 2022. This is good news, but it doesn’t tell the entire story. For calendar year 2022, individuals who own a qualified High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP),[1] will be able to deposit up to...

Has your company ever received a purchase order or had a client sign a contract without you having first revealing your price, or the rate you charge? Would anyone purchase “widgets” from your company without knowing the unit cost of each, shipping costs, or all...

Elections always effect our businesses, and employers should pay close attention.The Trump Administration worked to rescind and rewrite a good deal of the Affordable Care Act era regulations and tweak the law wherever it could. Trump’s Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services also...

Some legislators and members of Congress are proposing a new health plan that could cut your premiums in half. They hear you asking for help!In 2020, the average annual cost of a family health insurance plan provided by an employer reached $20,576, according to Kaiser...

Pete suffered a heart attack and received care at a Minnesota hospital. Weeks later, the hospital demanded he pay almost $55,000 out of his own pocket for their services—the portion his health insurance didn’t pay. Surprise!Congress did something good about surprise billings. The new changes...

We all see that COVID-19 is affecting us in multiple ways. Every day, our media gives us cumulative COVID-19 test results – total cases and infections, number of hospitalized individuals and of course, deaths. COVID-19 weighs heavily on employers who are at the same time,...

Alongside the usual business challenges, employers in 2021 must consider added uncertainties created by Covid-19, political and social unrest. Yet, rather than seeing these as threats to a business, employers can find in them new opportunities to create a positive work environment that signals stability...