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  • Look to Automobile Insurance for Healthcare Answers

    by Craig Hasday President, Frenkel Benefits – an EPIC Company We take care of our car. The oil, lights, brakes and steering are checked and in good shape, so we don’t expect anything mechanical to go wrong. Routine care costs are cheap and easy – besides, if the car is in bad shape the insurance company won’t cover it

  • HSAs and Medicare – Like Oil and Water

    by Gina Haw Vice President of Client Services, Frenkel Benefits – an EPIC Company I see more and more employers offering high deductible health plans (HDHPs) every year. This type of plan can be tricky, but it’s increasingly popular in the quest to keep premium spend down as healthcare costs rise. We come across our fair share

  • Trump Opts for a Baby Step in the Drug Cost War – Not the Expected Leap Forward

    by Craig Hasday President, Frenkel Benefits – an EPIC Company Last week President Trump released his long-awaited “American Patients First” blueprint on attacking out-of-control pharmacy costs. Unfortunately, it’s more of a whimper than a roar. If the regulations are effectively written to support my understanding of the President’s intent, the incremental steps forward were not horrible, they are just

  • Managing risk: How organized crime has changed the retail security business

    As seen in Lexington Herald-Leader, featuring Walter Palmer. Walter is a loss control expert and practice leader on EPIC’s Integrated Risk Solutions team. Walter is recognized as a leading consultant in the Loss Prevention industry and provides strategic guidance, research, and training programs for some of the leading retail brands in the world. He has been an invited

  • Why HR Should Care About User Experience

    by Kellie Riccelli President of Custom Communications, Frenkel Benefits – an EPIC Company You know that feeling – when you’re pulling your hair out over what should be a simple task on your computer or mobile device? It’s rare to go through the day without some kind of technological interaction, and when the tech doesn’t work

  • Top Benefits Compliance Mistakes

    Please join the Georgia Chapter ISCEBS for its May program Top Benefits Compliance Mistakes on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Maggiano’s Little Italy, Dunwoody. EPIC’s Suzannah Gill, Esq. and Carl Pilger, Esq., will present, answering the following questions: What is IRS letter 226J and what does it mean for

  • Politics and Healthcare – Nothing Is Easy

    by Craig Hasday President, Frenkel Benefits – an EPIC Company I had the pleasure of spending the day on Tuesday in Washington to discuss my favorite legislative topic – healthcare. First stop, the White House, where I met with the Special Assistant to the President for Health Policy. This was a lively discussion which covered rising drug

  • EPIC Attends Atlanta’s CHRO Inner Circle Dinner

    EPIC’s Karen Baum, a Senior Account Executive from our Duluth office, has worked on the Insurance Trust for Delta Retirees (ITDR) for several years. Devoting her career to large group benefits and being such an integral partner to ITDR, she was invited to attend the Atlanta CHRO Inner Circle dinner last night. EPIC is a proud sponsor

  • Subcontractor Risk Part 1 by Wilson Long, ARM

    Are you feeling the labor shortage like others across the country? Are you striving to grow your business? Are you looking to diversify your service offering in order to strengthen your relationship with owners and general contractors? Do you lack the expertise to execute on a project but have the relationship to get the job?

  • Craig Hasday in DC with NAHU Principals to Meet with Legislators

    Craig Hasday, President of Frenkel Benefits – an EPIC Company and chairman of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) Principals Council is in Washington, DC today alongside fellow members of the Principals Council to meet with legislators. During the NAHU Principals Council Fly-In, Craig will first meet with Special Assistant to the President for Health Policy

  • Anthem’s Entry Signals Further Stop Loss Market Growth

    by Adam Okun Executive Vice President, Frenkel Benefits – an EPIC Company The tectonic plates continue to shift underneath the health insurance market. Ten years ago, most medical carriers were predominantly “risk-bearing” entities – taking in premium dollars and in return, paying claims. But as those claim dollars rose and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) introduced additional

  • Warning – The Healthcare Status Quo Is at Risk

    by Craig Hasday President, Frenkel Benefits – an EPIC Company Whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was ever an effective way to combat the issues facing our healthcare system is arguable – but it is clear that our political process has not helped. The Commonwealth Fund recently reported that the uninsured rate for working-aged Americans (between 19

  • As Seen in The Dispatcher: Agent Spotlight with Interstate Motor Carriers

    As seen in The Dispatcher, 1st Quarter 2018 Agent Spotlight: Interstate Motor Carriers Gary & Patricia Weindorf The first thing that is apparent when talking to Gary Weindorf is that he is a man who understands his roots. For instance, he will proudly tell you he is from New Jersey and much of his life is

  • EPIC Clients Recognized at American Council of Engineering Companies/MO Awards Banquet

    The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)/MO hosted its annual Winter Meeting and Awards Banquet in Columbia, MO on February 9-10. In addition to board and membership meetings, the program included business practice seminars, a Critical Business Issues Roundtable discussion, and the annual Awards Reception and Banquet. Awards were presented to honor Engineering Excellence project winners and

  • Governor Deal signs Georgia’s Distracted Driving Bill, New Law Takes Effect 07/01/18

    After fatalities on Georgia roads increased 32% the past three years because of distracted drivers, Governor Deal has signed the Distracted Driving bill (HB 673) passed by the 2018 legislature. All motorists will be required to follow essentially the same hands-free rules that apply to Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers.  This takes effect July 1, and law enforcement

  • EPIC’s Suzanne McGarey and Ken Powell to Speak at the 2018 Gulf Coast Symposium for HR Issues

    Managing Principal Suzanne McGarey and Compliance Consultant Ken Powell are teaming up to deliver an update on the Affordable Care Act at the Gulf Coast Symposium for HR Issues. Their session will bring to light both existing and future compliance considerations, along with common compliance pitfalls employers need to look out for and avoid. You can find

  • Houston to Host 2018 Energy Forum to Deliver Benefits Benchmarking Data to Oil & Gas Companies

    Our Houston office is hosting its annual Energy Forum June 11. The team looks forward to bringing together HR professionals in the oil and gas industry to tackle the greatest threats companies face from the changing workforce. Jim Klein, President of the American Benefits Council, will be the keynote speaker. An expert who’s seen it all, you

  • Be the hero: A Q&A with Suzannah Gill

    As seen in the BenefitsPRO May 2, featuring Benefits Strategy Consultant Suzannah Gill. Suzannah is part of EPIC’s employee benefits consulting team in Atlanta. For Suzannah Gill, the end goal is always figuring out how to make a benefit plan more robust and help it work better for employees. Paul Wilson: How did you get started

  • [WEBINAR] ERISA Liability Exposures

    Please join us to learn more about the latest trends in ERISA Liability Exposures. The volume and settlement value of ERISA litigation has greatly increased with over $900 million in ERISA settlements in 2017 alone. This webinar will focus on the fundamental exposures facing plan fiduciaries and sponsors, provide an update on recent developments in

  • [WEBINAR] General Data Protection Regulation

    A new and wide-ranging European data protection regulation known as the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will go into effect worldwide on May 25, 2018. This new regulation will apply to both EU entities and to U.S. organizations that process EU residents’ data, or who market goods and services to the EU community. This webinar