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ABG's Mick Rodgers named to Validation Institute Advisory Board

Posted by Mick Rodgers

Mick Rodgers, Managing Partner of Axial Benefits Group, was recently named to the Advisory Board for The Validation Institute, (VI). The Validation Institute advocates for organizations and approaches that deliver better health value - stronger health outcomes at lower cost - than conventional health care. 

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2018 Top Women in Benefit Advising

Posted by Mick Rodgers

Shawna E. Brackett, Director of Client Services for Axial Benefits, was recently named to Employee Benefit Advisor’s list of most influential women in benefit advising.

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Massachusetts Enacts Paid Family and Medical Leave

Posted by Mick Rodgers

Massachusetts Enacts Paid Family and Medical Leave

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Mick Rodgers to host C-Suite Roundtable at World Congress’ Employer-Health System Direct Contracting & Partnership Strategies Summit

Posted by Mick Rodgers

Two Nationally recognized speakers and best-selling authors to discuss recent Bezos, Buffett, Dimon Healthcare Announcement

Boston, MA – Axial Benefits Group and Alliance Healthcare Coalition Managing Partner Mick Rodgers will be alongside Nelson Griswold, President of Bottom Line Solutions, Inc. on July 30th to host an executive roundtable session at the World Congress Employer-Health System Direct Contracting & Partnership Summit in Boston, MA.

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Mick Rodgers & Axial Benefits featured in Medicaltraveltoday.com

Posted by Mick Rodgers

This month the Medicaltraveltoday.com spotlight interview highlights Michael J. Rodgers, Jr., Principal and Managing Partner of Axial Benefits Group. In this exclusive interview, they focus on exactly how Axial Benefits Group successfully specializes in Healthcare Purchasing Coalitions for mid-size companies and direct contracting with hospitals and providers to build their own HMO style products for local employers.

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IRS Reduces HSA Limit for Family Coverage for 2018

Posted by Mick Rodgers

OVERVIEW

On March 5, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2018-18 to announce changes to certain tax limits for 2018, including a reduced contribution limit for health savings accounts (HSAs).

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Massachusetts Fair Employment - Pay Equity Act

Posted by Mick Rodgers

The federal Equal Pay Act requires employers to pay men and women equally if they perform substantially equal work within the same establishment. In addition, many states, including Massachusetts, have enacted their own equal pay laws prohibiting wage discrimination based on gender. 

This Employment Law Summary provides an overview of Massachusetts’ Pay Equity Act (MPEA) and the amendments to it that go into effect on July 1, 2018.

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Lessons Learned with Captives in Health Insurance

Posted by Mick Rodgers

This is a longer reprinted version of 2 articles that recently appeared in Employee Benefits Magazine. To view it in its original format from EBA please visit these links part 1 or part 2.

Not all captives are the same.  Health insurance captives, also known as medical stop loss insurance captives, have been around for a while even though they are still not widely adopted. They Can be a successful part of a cost control strategy for clients.  Their origins tie back to when large employers (5,000+employees) needed a way to manage healthcare risk across their organization, lower costs for employees and reduce administration and underwriting costs from carriers.

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New Employer Tax Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave

Posted by Mick Rodgers

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law on Dec. 22, 2017, creates a new business tax credit for eligible employers that provide paid family and medical leave to their employees. The tax credit, which applies to taxable years beginning in 2018 and 2019, is equal to a percentage of wages paid to qualifying employees who are on family and medical leave.

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5 Ways To Prevent Workplace Harassment

Posted by Mick Rodgers

Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that may violate federal laws like Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a list of best practices for employers to use in their workplaces to prevent harassment. According to the EEOC, the following five core principles have generally proven effective in preventing and addressing harassment.

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