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The EEOC has proposed their new wellness rules - find out what is allowed and what is not!

As more doses of the vaccine are rolling out across the country, it's critical that employers understand their role in the process.  

Benefits communication is always important, but now is a crucial time for employers to use communication to build trust with their employees.  When your employer sees you as a credible source of help, it strengthens the social contract, which is key to creating a thriving, successful organization.

In response to this article on Copay Accumulator Policies, the brilliant HealthRosetta advisor George Classen says, “Let me get this straight. The payor aka carrier wants to receive the funds and then also collect from the member aka patient until the member aka patient has paid all their cost sharing. That is double dipping ain't it? From people who can least of all afford it. Or am I missing something here?”  

November is Diabetes Awareness Month.  More than 200 healthcare professionals from 47 countries rank diabetes as the condition that will be most impacted by the reduction in healthcare resources due to COVID-19.  Do you have a plan in place to steer your employees?

Reset Button

October 2
The pandemic has had a couple of silver linings and we don't just mean sweatpants as appropriate corporate attire and to-go adult beverages.  Many consider this a time to press the reset button, their eyes more awake to social justice issues and how their workplace aligns with them.  The good news, is that there are steps employers can take to make employees feel heard and validated.  Read on...
Good news, this EBN article outlines 6 HSA-approved purchases that can help your population reduce the effects of stress.

Silver Linings

August 12
Believe it or not, curbside pickup isn't the only positive to come out of the pandemic.  There are some health benefit trends that have made life easier and, we think, are here to stay.  
With so many delaying necessary non-Covid related medical treatments, employers are scrambling to figure out how to control costs in 2021.  The focus looks to be on mental health, telehealth and voluntary benefits.  All of which, CHC can navigate employers through.

Yes, in a word.  Adweek takes a look at how some companies have managed to be nimble and invest in the right kind of marketing now to not only survive the current economic climate, but flourish in it.

Gym memberships seem significantly less important when you can't go to the gym.  Single 25 year-olds have different needs than 40 year-olds coping with working and homeschooling.  Fast Company takes an intriguing look at where benefits are going.  Hint:  think meeting immediate needs and considering your diverse workforces.

Safely Back

July 14

Employers, this one is for you.  Here's some helpful advice from leading public health officials and epidemiologists as more workforces power down Zoom and power up their vehicles to head back to the office.

You know how when you sign up for benefits, there is always the language of "you can't make changes outside of open enrollment unless a major life event occurs..."  Turns out the IRS recognizes Corona as a major life event - the caveat - your employer has to agree.  Read on for the details.
In this article, Kaiser takes a look at why the numbers related to COVID deaths may be understating what is really going on.  


April 3
Our friends at Quizzify have done it again.  Find out what you need to know about Chloroquine, the latest in the search for a treatment for Covid-19.  Read more on their blog.
You may feel like you are on Corona overload.  Alternatively, you may need to digest information morning, noon and night.  But what's true and what isn't?  That seems to change daily.  Our friends at Quizzify are working round the clock to make sure you and your employees get the good, the bad and the ugly.  We invite you to take their latest quiz "Busting the Myths Gobsmacking the Fads."

Connect Healthcare Collaboration is proud to partner with other organizations that believe transparency when selecting healthcare benefits providers is essential in making key purchasing decisions.  That's why we are happy to shine a light on the Validation Institute's Peer eXchange.



The AARP Foundation has just filed a lawsuit against Yale University, over a wellness program that puts $1300/year at stake for non-compliance.


CHC has been named among the endorsing partners who support ethical wellness.



Employees are scattered and information is coming from all sources.  So how do you rise above the noise and communicate effectively to your employees?  It may be time to try a new method...