In this month's Benefits Focus, we bring you news of Cigna's cost cuts for insulin customers, how to handle a surprise medical bill , the story behind Illinois' backlog of uninsured Medicaid recipients and the Department of Labor's uptick in enforcement actions.

Also, Live Well, Work Well provides tips for how to improve your mental health and eye health, as well as new information on an unwelcome ingredient showing up in your morning oats.

Remember, the Alper Employee Benefits Team is here to answer any questions you have regarding the information in this newsletter or benefits coverage in general.

Will Pinn, Director of Employee Benefits
Cigna Plans To Reduce Insulin Costs
Faced with rising anger on drug prices, Cigna plans to reduce insulin costs to $25 a month for many patients.

How To Handle A Surprise Medical Bill
Studies show that over half of American adults have been surprised by a bill that they assumed would be covered by their medical insurance.

Illinois Medicaid Backlog Leaves +100,000 Without Health Coverage
Medicaid applications remain unprocessed beyond the 45-day limit the federal government puts on those eligibility determinations .

Department of Labor (DOL) Enforcement Actions and Inspections Are Up
Check your overtime, wage & hour and OSHA compliance because the DOL warns inspections will increase.  

Live Well, Work Well
This month's newsletter discusses tips to improve your mental health, foods to boost your eye health and the unexpected ingredient in your oats you should avoid.

The Alper Services Employee Benefits Team is here for you! Contact your Account Manager with questions regarding your coverage or the content you see here.
Will Pinn
Director of Employee Benefits
P: 312-654-4267

Yvette Bickcom
VP, Account Executive
P: 312-654-4269

Priya Shah
Account Manager
P: 312-654-4262
Brian Donnelly
VP, Health & Benefits Practice Leader
P: 312-654-4260

Brandon Greenberg
Account Executive
P: 312-654-4266