OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

Alcohol could ward off dementia 

Wait .... Wait. Put down the glass and read this first: A glass or two of wine a day - but no more - appears to protect older adults from developing dementia, researchers reported at the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease.

Click here to read the full article.   

October is breast cancer awareness month
When breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 100%. Early detection includes doing monthly breast self-exams, and scheduling regular clinical breast exams and mammograms.



Benchmark Employee Survey finds average family premiums now top $20,000

Annual family premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose 5% to an average $20,576 this year, according to the 2019 benchmark KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey released today. Workers' wages rose 3.4% and inflation rose 2% over the same period. On average, workers this year are contributing $6,015 toward the cost of family coverage, with employers paying the rest.

Click here to see the survey. 

Featured training of the month:  
Workplace Ethics for Employees

Employees all share the responsibility to act ethically and speak up if they see coworkers behaving badly. With this scenario-based training, employees learn to recognize behaviors that may do harm, determine whether they are personally responsible for taking action, and select a solution that protects the integrity of the organization. Estimated Completion Time: 16 minutes

ExpertQuote offers this, and other relevant HR trainings as complimentary webinars to its valued clients. Email Lea Torres at  Lea@ExpertQuote.com


Check it out  here
Open Enrollment Checklist

Employers that sponsor group health plans should provide certain benefit notices in connection with their plans' open enrollment periods. Some of these notices must be provided at open enrollment time, such as the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC).  This Compliance Overview includes a chart that summarizes the benefit notices employers should provide at open enrollment time.

Click  here for more information. 
If you have any questions or comments please contact us at  Info@ExpertQuote.com o r call us at 408-953-1000 .

 

Sincerely,


 

The ExpertQuote Team.