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CHOA UHC Update

What follows is an informational press release from United Healthcare regarding their negotiations with CHOA’s Physicians Group.  The Benefit Company will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as soon as they become available.    Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Physicians’ Contract Negotiation Update with United Healthcare   We want to let you know that …

BCBSGa & Piedmont Healthcare Reach Agreement

We are pleased to let you know that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Inc. and Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc. (collectively “BCBSGa”) have reached a new multi-year agreement with Piedmont Healthcare, Inc. and Piedmont Clinic Physician Practices (collectively “Piedmont”).   The thousands of businesses and 3.5 million consumers we …

BCBSGa and Piedmont Healthcare Agreement Update

As you may be aware, BCBSGa and Piedmont Healthcare, Inc. (with the exception of Piedmont Rockdale Hospital and Piedmont Columbus Regional) did not reach an agreement as of March 31, 2018.  The parties, however, are still in active negotiations, but as of now, effective April 1, 2018, Piedmont Healthcare, Inc. is not an in-network health …

Updating a buy sell agreement

Ah Spring…. Flowers blooming, warmer weather, and the feeling of renewal and rejuvenation.  It also brings everyone’s favorite pastime…”spring cleaning”!  I know, I know, cleaning out the garage and straightening up the attic is not the most exciting way to spend a Saturday.  All jokes aside though, Spring is an energizing time of the year …

Has major healthcare insurance disruption just been launched? Only the future will answer that question, yet the recent announcement by Amazon, JP Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway creates a financial juggernaut with a proven ability to execute. Disruption in business is defined by Webster’s as “to break apart” or “radically change an industry or business strategy.” What …

Carey’s love for Georgia Tech was felt prior to his arrival at the Techwood Dorm in the. Fall of 1964.    While at Tech, Carey served as President of his fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha and of the Student Government Association.  While President of the Student Government Association, Carey was instrumental in the building of the Student Athletic …

I-85 Commute Alternatives

The closure of I-85 for an indefinite period of time presents many employers with a significant business issue. The Benefit Company is pleased to offer your organization resources to help you navigate the anticipated traffic delays and congestion.  These resources could help mitigate the impact of the I-85 Bridge Collapse on your organization and employees. Federal tax …

Human Resources News

In This Issue: Legal Updates & Reminders The EEOC has reported that for FY2016, there were 91,503 charges of discrimination filed. The top 3 types didn’t change from FY2015: Retaliation (45.9% of all charges); Race (35.3%); Disability (30.7%). For the first time, the EEOC also included detailed information about LGBT charges, resolving 1,650 cases and …

National Association of Health Underwriters, (NAHU), 2017 Capitol Conference

Carey Brown, Founder and Principal of The Benefit Company, traveled from Atlanta to Washington D.C. to participate in the National Association of Health Underwriters, (NAHU), 2017 Capitol Conference. Below is a brief update and review of his visit with legislators and National Employee Benefit leaders. On February the 11th thru the 15th, I attended the …