Insurance News

  • HHS Increases Civil Penalties for HIPAA Violations January 21, 2020
    Privacy and Security Rule Violations Impacted by Rule On Jan. 17, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule increasing the civil monetary penalties for violations of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. HHS is
  • DOL Increases Penalties for Group Health Plan Violations January 15, 2020
    2020 DOL Penalty Amounts for ERISA Violations Issued The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has increased the penalties employers face under ERISA for group health plan reporting and disclosure failures. These new amounts apply to penalties assessed after Jan. 15,
  • DOL Adopts New Joint Employer Determination Test January 14, 2020
    On Jan. 12, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new four factor balancing test to determine whether two or more organizations should be considered “joint employers” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule establishing
  • DOL Publishes Guidance on Lump Sum Bonuses and Per-Project Payments January 10, 2020
    Opinion Letters Provide an Insight on How the DOL applies the Law to Specific Facts On Jan. 7, 2020 the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued two opinion letters that clarify how the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) applies in
  • New York Eliminates Tipped Employee Minimum Wage in Miscellaneous Industries January 10, 2020
    New Rate will Phase in Beginning June 30 On Dec. 31, 2019, New York amended its wage order for miscellaneous industries to eliminate the subminimum wage for tipped employees. Please note that the current tipped employee minimum wage rates still
  • Temporary Injunction on California AB 5 for Trucking Industry January 7, 2020
    Temporary Injunction Applies Only to the Trucking Industry A district court in San Diego has issued a temporary injunction to prevent enforcement of California’s recent AB 5 law for the trucking industry. This injunction does not affect other industries and
  • IRS Announces 2020 Standard Mileage Rates December 31, 2019
    On Dec. 31. 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the 2020 optional standard mileage rates, which are used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
  • Washington Increases Threshold for Overtime Exemptions December 17, 2019
    New Law Becomes Effective July 1, 2020 On Dec. 11, 2019, Washington amended its wage and hour laws to increase the salary threshold white collar employees must satisfy to qualify for the state’s overtime exemption. The amendments also update some
  • Pennsylvania Extends E-Verify Requirement to Construction Industry December 17, 2019
    New Law Takes Effect Oct. 7, 2020 A new law in Pennsylvania law will require employers in the construction industry to use the federal E Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of new hires. E Verify is a federal
  • DOL Issues 2020 Form W-4 December 13, 2019
    Employers Must Begin Using the New Form Jan. 1 On Dec. 5, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service released an updated version of its W 4 form, also known as the “Employee’s Withholding Certificate.”  Employers use IRS

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.