California Moves Toward a Statewide Individual Mandate

In response to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which eliminated the federal individual mandate penalty  the California Assembly passed a bill to create a statewide individual mandate instead. AB 414 was passed to establish the California Health Care Coverage Shared...

Health Benefit Costs Predicted to Increase in 2020

What’s on the horizon for health benefits in 2020? A report by PwC’s Health Research Institute projects an increase in medical costs that will affect the employer insurance market for the upcoming benefit year. Medical costs have been increasing each year, but at a...

Disaster Unemployment Assistance in California Now Available

In recent days, multiple areas in California have been ravaged by fast-moving, wind-driven wildfires. According to the most current statistics from Cal Fire, five fires in the state have yet to be 100% contained, over 244,000 acres have been burned, at least 10,756...

California Healthcare Rates Plan to Increase in 2019

Healthcare premiums are on the rise again, with California healthcare planning to increase by approximately 5 percent in 2019, according to a recent survey by Kaiser Family Foundation. In 2018, employers and workers together have spent, on average, close to $20,000...