Insurance News

  • NY Federal Court Partly Strikes Down FFCRA Leave Regulations August 4, 2020
    In a case brought by the New York attorney general, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has vacated portions of regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
  • Virginia Adopts Safety and Health Standard for COVID-19 August 3, 2020
    The New Emergency Temporary Standard Requires Job Risk Assessments, Employee Training and Customized Control and Prevention Measures Virginia has adopted an occupational safety and health standard to protect employees within the state from COVID 19. This Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)
  • Massachusetts Finalizes Amendments to PFML Regulations August 3, 2020
    On July 24, 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Paid Family and Medical Leave published final amendments to regulations issued under the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program.
  • Remote Verification of Form I-9 Documents Extended to Aug. 19 July 28, 2020
    According to the DHS This Will Be the Final Extension The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that the exemption for the physical inspection of Form I 9 documents has been extended to Aug. 19, 2020. 
  • NLRB Changes Rules for Abusive or Offensive Conduct By Employees July 22, 2020
    On July 21, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision that eases the way for employers to discipline or discharge an employee based on abusive or offensive conduct—such as racist or profane remarks—committed while the employee was also engaged in activities that are protected under the National Labor Relations Act.
  • DOL Publishes More Q&As on Employment Laws and Coronavirus July 20, 2020
    On July 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the agency’s publication of additional questions and answers about the operation of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in workplace situations involving COVID-19.
  • DOL Revises FMLA Forms, Seeks Input on Regulations July 17, 2020
    The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a Request for Information about federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations. The agency has also revised its FMLA notice and certification forms.
  • DOL Issues RFI on Paid Family and Medical Leave July 15, 2020
    In a Request for Information (RFI) issued July 15, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced it is seeking information about the effectiveness of current state- and employer-provided paid leave programs, and how access (or lack of access) to these programs impacts workers and their families.
  • Proposed Rule Would Allow Changes to Certain Grandfathered Plans July 10, 2020
    On July 10, 2020, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury issued a proposed rule that would allow grandfathered group health plans to make certain changes to cost-sharing requirements without losing grandfather status.
  • IRS: W-2 Reporting Required for FFCRA Leave Pay July 9, 2020
    Employers are required to report sick and family leave wages paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on Form W-2, according to guidance from the IRS and the U.S. Treasury Department.

Glandon Insurance is a General Agent for the following Health and Dental Insurers:

Optima Health -Optima Health provides health plan coverage to more than 444,000 members throughout Virginia. They offer a full suite of commercial products including consumer-driven, employer-sponsored plans and individual and family health plans. Their quality provider network features more than 15,000 providers including specialists, primary care physicians and hospitals across Virginia.Optima Health offers user-friendly customer service, claims processing and problem solving. You can expect personal service from enrollment to member services to renewal. Optima Health has been based in Virginia for 30 years.

Dominion National – Dominion National is a leading provider of dental and vision benefits in the Mid-Atlantic, offering managed care and indemnity programs, claims adjudication, comprehensive plan administration and over 270,000 dentist listings nationally. Among their nearly 850,000 customers are leading health plans, employer groups, municipalities, associations and individuals

Companion Life – Companion Life offers insurance products and services that address the realities of today’s business environment. They are a single source for quality life, disability and dental insurance programs.

Starmark®, a Trustmark Company, administers self-funded plans exclusively for smaller businesses nationwide. Employers choose from extensive plan design choices to create a self-funded health plan to meet their unique needs and budget, while stop-loss insurance from Trustmark Life Insurance Company provides the protection they need. Starmark – The leader in self-funding for small groups.

Allied National – Allied National is one of the nation’s oldest and most experienced third party administrators. We strive to be the first choice for self-funded group health benefit products for small and mid-sized employers. We work hard to exceed the expectations of agents, employers and members through fast, friendly service.

Anthem  – Anthem VA is a non-profit company, and part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Anthem VA offers medical, dental, vision and life coverage to groups, and offers medical, dental and vision to individuals. Medicare Supplement coverage is offered as well. The ability to access providers nationwide is a plus.

PrincipalPrincipal helps companies around the world build, protect and advance their well being with their group life, dental, disability, vision and critical illness management expertise. For the 2nd year in a row, Principal earned the 2018 Military Friendly Employer designation by Victory Media.

Ameritas – The group division of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. has served customers since 1959. Today, Ameritas issues and administers dental, vision, hearing, and student loan repayment plans for more than 7.47 million people and more than 390,000 employer groups nationwide. Ameritas has one of the largest dental networks in the country with over 471,000 access points. It’s contact center has earned Benchmark Portal’s Center of Excellence certification every year since 2007.

UNUM – Unum is in the business of helping people through difficult times in their lives. Their financial protection benefits provide individuals and families with the financial security they need to better cope with the loss one or the inability to work due to illness or injury. They offer a full array of benefit solutions – including education, enrollment services and valuable claim support – to meet the needs of  both employers and their workers. Their customers know they can count on Unum when the unexpected occurs. 33 million people in 181,000 companies rely on Unum’s products and services – including a third of fortune 500 companies – and they paid out more than $6.8 billion in benefits last year to individuals and families who were impacted by life-changing events.

National General – National General Benefit Solutions (NGBS) is focused on providing innovative employee benefit solutions to small- and mid-sized businesses. The National General program simplifies self-funding—giving employers the opportunity to provide quality health care benefits to their employees while lowering their overall cost.

One America – A national leader in the insurance and financial services marketplace for 140 years, the companies of OneAmerica help customers build and protect their financial futures. OneAmerica offers a variety of products and services to serve the financial needs of their policyholders and customers, including group life and disability benefit plan products.