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The Root Cause of the Great Resignation Is Not What You Think | NY Benefits Team

Theories abound about why workers are leaving their jobs in record numbers in 2021 and thus creating what pundits are calling the Great Resignation. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in August. These resignations continue to be higher in food service, retail, and education. One popular opinion … Continued

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease | New York Benefits Partners

Many of us have heard of Alzheimer’s disease but may not know much more than it is a disease that causes memory loss.  Experts suggest that more than 6 million Americans, most of them age 65 or older, may have dementia caused by Alzheimer’s.  This disease is currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in … Continued

The Affordability Test for 2022 Health Plans | NY Benefits Advisors

The Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility provision — often called the employer mandate or “play or pay” — requires large employers to offer health coverage to their full-time employees or face a potential penalty. (Employers with fewer than 50 full-time and full-time-equivalent employees are exempt.) Large employers can avoid the risk of any play … Continued

Cyber Security: Think Before You Click | New York Benefits Group

  If you are concerned about your cyber security – and you should be – it’s essential to know the biggest threats to you right now.  So, what is cyber security anyway?  And how can you protect yourself? Cyber security is the practice of defending computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, and data from … Continued

Spam and Phishing | NY Employee Benefits Group

Malicious Email A malicious email can look just like it comes from a financial institution, an e-commerce site, a government agency or any other service or business. It often urges you to act quickly, because your account has been compromised, your order cannot be fulfilled or there is another urgent matter to address. If you … Continued

The ABC’s of Medicare | New York Employee Benefits Firm

Trying to figure out Medicare can be one of the most frustrating aspects of retirement.  Even the savviest of retirees struggle with figuring out when to enroll and which parts to enroll in – there’s Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D, Medigap plans and so on. And, what in the world is a … Continued

Employer Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before October 15, 2021 | NY Employee Benefits Consultants

Are you an employer that offers or provides group health coverage to your workers? Does your health plan cover outpatient prescription drugs — either as a medical claim or through a card system? If so, be sure to distribute your plan’s Medicare Part D notice before October 15. Purpose Medicare began offering “Part D” plans — … Continued

Open Enrollment: Looking Backward to Plan Forward | New York Benefits Agency

When the autumn leaves fall and the weather turns cooler, we know it’s time to start thinking of open enrollment. Open enrollment season can be a confusing time. As you begin your research into which plan to choose or even how much to contribute to your Health Savings Account (HSA), consider evaluating how you used … Continued

Does Enrolling in Medicare Trigger an Offer of COBRA? | NY Benefits Team

Enrolling in Medicare does not cause COBRA to start. Under the federal rules, COBRA must be offered to persons enrolled in the employer’s health plan only if they lose coverage because of certain specific events. Termination of employment is an example of a COBRA qualifying event. Becoming eligible for Medicare, or enrolling in Medicare, is not a … Continued

Life Insurance: Putting a Price on Peace of Mind | New York Benefits Partners

Life insurance provides financial protection for your loved ones when you die.  Essentially, in exchange for your premium payments, the insurance company will pay a lump sum known as a death benefit to your beneficiaries after your death. While this money can never replace you, it can help your loved one(s) live the kind of life … Continued