DOL Increases Civil Penalty Amounts for 2020


On Jan. 15, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its 2020 inflation-adjusted civil monetary penalties that may be assessed on employers for violations of a wide range of federal laws, including those listed here.

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The State of the Union Address and the Employee Benefits Market


On Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, President Donald Trump delivered the 2020 State of the Union Address (SOTU). This News Brief provides an overview of the employee benefits-related topics that were covered in the 2020 SOTU.

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Things to Know About Coronavirus


This Live Well, Work Well article provides an overview of coronavirus including symptoms, diagnosis, and prevention.

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5 Employee Benefits Developments to Watch in 2020


Linked below is important information regarding Employee Benefits in 2020.

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Important Tax Information for Guardian Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance Programs


Linked below is important information from Guardian regarding the short term and/or long term disability insurance program.

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DOL Announces Increased Civil Penalties for 2020


On Jan. 15, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its 2020 inflation-adjusted civil monetary penalties that may be assessed on employers for violations of a wide range of federal laws.

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Obscure Model Puts a Price on Good Health—and Drives Down Drug Costs


The makers of the cholesterol-lowering drug Praluent, which first went on sale for $14,600, offered to sell it for as little as $4,500, after rebates. A new migraine drug called Aimovig, expected to cost up to $10,000 a year, went on sale for $6,900. And Zolgensma, a lifesaving gene therapy for children that its maker said might cost up to $5 million, was priced at $2.1 million.

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PCI Welcomes Jason Benjamin


Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance is pleased to welcome Jason Benjamin, Benefits Consultant in the Lehigh Valley where he is responsible for service and retention of PCI’s existing insurance customers, and to affirm a customer-centric presence in the eastern region of the state.  He works in tandem with the PCI sales team to ease the transition for oncoming prospects to satisfied customers.  As a previous long-standing member of the PCI team, Jason returns after working with Kistler Tiffany Benefits.

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Brian Orsinger, 39, is COO of Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance in Harrisburg. Prior to joining PA Chamber Insurance this year, he held positions at Key Insurance & Benefits Services, First Niagara Benefits Consulting, Banyan Consulting and Sovereign Benefits Consulting. He started his career in finance at Select Medical Corp.

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