Insurance News

  • Reminder: Form 5500 Is Due by Aug. 1, 2022 for Calendar Year Plans June 28, 2022
    Employers with employee benefit plans that operate on a calendar year basis must file their annual reports (Forms 5500) for 2021 with the Department of Labor (DOL) by Aug. 1, 2022.
  • Key Judicial Decisions Affect California Wage Payment Claims June 23, 2022
    The WinCo And Viking Decisions Set Limits On Wage Payment Claims In California Two federal courts—the U.S. Supreme Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals—recently ruled on cases involving wage claims by employees. These decisions set
  • Colorado Expands Safety and Health Whistleblower Protections June 23, 2022
    Employer Retaliation Is Now Prohibited Regardless Of Whether There Is A Public Health Emergency  On May 31, 2022, Colorado adopted Senate Bill (SB) 22 97 to expand whistleblower protections for workers. Before this law was adopted, state
  • Illinois Expands Employee Bereavement Leave Requirement June 15, 2022
    Illinois has amended the state’s Child Bereavement Act and renamed it the Family Bereavement Leave Act. The amendments provide additional reasons for bereavement leave, including for the deaths of employees’ family members and for reasons relating to failed pregnancies, fertility treatments and adoptions.
  • IRS Raises Standard Mileage Rates for Second Half of 2022 June 9, 2022
    For the first time since 2011, the IRS has made a mid-year adjustment to the optional mileage rate used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business and certain other purposes. The agency said the change is in recognition of recent gasoline price increases.
  • Connecticut Adopts Data Privacy and Online Monitoring Act June 9, 2022
    The Act Regulates Data Collection, Storage And Usage Of Personal Information And Creates New Consumer Privacy Rights  On May 10, 2022, Connecticut adopted the Data Privacy and Online Monitoring Act (the Act) to regulate the collection, storage and usage of
  • Maryland Extends Data Breach Notification Requirements to Genetic Information June 9, 2022
    Employers That Own Or License Personal Information Of A Maryland Resident Must Implement Reasonable Security Procedures And Practices On May 29, 2022, Maryland amended its Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) to include genetic information in the definition of personal information.
  • Connecticut Issues Model Notice for Employee Leave June 8, 2022
    The Connecticut Department of Labor has published a model notice of employee rights under the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act (CT FMLA) and the Connecticut Paid Leave Act (CT PLA). Employers may use the model notice to satisfy the notice requirement taking effect on July 1, 2022.
  • Illinois Amends Meal Period Requirements June 1, 2022
    The Bill Also Creates New Employer Notification Requirements On May 13, 2022, Illinois adopted Senate Bill (SB) 3146 to amend meal break provisions of and create notification requirements under the Illinois One Day Rest In Seven Act (ODRISA). The amendments
  • California Supreme Court Rules Employers Must Properly Pay Meal and Rest Period Premiums June 1, 2022
    Employers Need To Accurately Identify And Account For Missed Meal And Rest Periods On May 23, 2022, in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services Inc. (Naranjo), the California Supreme Court unanimously held that meal and rest period premium pay is subject to the

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.