Lessons Learned from the 2017-2018 Flu Season

A particularly virulent influenza strain, H3N2, was responsible for a record number of illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths this winter. U.S. health officials say that flu-related hospitalizations were the highest they’ve been in 10 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that there were almost 82 laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations per 100,000 population, breaking records…

Spanish-Language Paid Family Leave Webinars / Seminarios Web para Permiso Familiar Pagado en Español

From New York State Workers’ Compensation Board: There are still spaces available for next week’s Spanish-language Paid Family Leave webinars for employees and employers, hosted by Board Chair Clarissa Rodriguez. Each webinar will be approximately one hour long and will include time for questions and answers. Space is limited, so please register soon. When you click ‘register…

The Devil in the Details

Can Amazon, Berkshire  and JP Morgan Chase Forge a New Healthcare Frontier? By Mike Turpin, USI Executive Vice President Leader’s Edge magazine, March 2018 Three of America’s most admired companies—Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase—representing close to two million employees, recently announced the formation of a company to tackle the unsustainable and surging costs of healthcare…

April 11: USI’s Mary Jo Jacobs to Speak at Panel Event on Rising Healthcare Costs

Healthcare is complicated! Hear from Mary Jo Jacobs of USI Insurance Services as she joins an esteemed panel of experts in a panel conversation to discuss the challenges of providing healthcare coverage and keeping costs down in today’s environment. The Westchester County Association (WCA) is hosting this educational networking event, which will be moderated by David…

IRS Decreases Some 2018 Limits

Due to the new tax reform law adjusting how annually indexed dollar amounts are calculated, on March 5, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2018-18 announcing that it has recalculated some of its previously-released 2018 limits for health saving accounts, Archer medical savings accounts, adoption assistance programs, and the small employer health…