Senators Unveil New Legislation to Help States Fund Health Care

This afternoon U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dean Heller (R-NV), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and former US Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) unveiled health care reform legislation.  The proposal repeals the “structure and architecture” of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and replaces it with an annual block grant to help states fund health care. …

Helping Clients Respond to Catastrophic Events

Resources to Protect Businesses, Families & Property Hurricanes and tropical storms with strong winds, heavy rain and flooding wreak havoc across the United States, causing distress to local businesses and communities. USI Northeast extends our sincerest thoughts to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. As we rally local support for those in devastated areas, our national team…

Voluntary Benefits: The Upside of Giving Employees a Choice

Many employers rely on a robust benefit package to attract and retain employees. The challenge is determining which benefits will appeal to a diverse employee base. The best solution for many employers is customization. A benefits package that goes beyond the usual medical, dental and vision insurance can include a selection of voluntary benefits. According…

Health Benefits Top Employees’ Wish List

Health insurance is the most valuable benefit to employees, with vision and dental benefits close behind. The Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) conducted a study in 2016. The study found that 87 percent of surveyed employees said that employer-based health insurance is either extremely or very important. Many were concerned about the future of Obamacare.…