Granite Insurance Brokers

Granite News Alert: Healthcare Giant Aetna is Pulling Out of Obamacare

Posted by Team Granite on Aug 17, 2016 3:35:06 PM

In the latest blow to Obamacare, Aetna is vastly reducing its presence on the individual exchanges in 2017.The insurer will stop offering policies on the exchanges in 11 of the 15 states where it currently operates. Aetna (AET) will only sell Obamacare products in Delaware, Iowa, Nebraska and Virginia.

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WCIRB Governing Committee Authorizes January 1, 2017 Pure Premium Rate Filing

Posted by Team Granite on Aug 17, 2016 3:23:17 PM

The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) Governing Committee voted to authorize the WCIRB to submit a January 1, 2017 Advisory Pure Premium Rate Filing to the California Insurance Commissioner.

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Off the Job Income Protection with Short Term Disability

Posted by Team Granite on Aug 17, 2016 3:17:35 PM

Short Term Disability (STD) is one of the fastest-growing ancillary benefits being offered by employers. There is no cost to the employer to offer short term disability and helps an employer reduce worker's compensation injuries.

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Form 5500 Filing Deadline Approaching for Calendar Year Plans with 100+ Participants

Posted by Team Granite on Jul 18, 2016 11:47:36 AM

For a calendar year plan, the deadline for filing a Form 5500 is July 31st.  ERISA requires welfare benefit plans to file a Form 5500 each year unless the plan qualifies for the small plan exemption, or another regulatory exemption.

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Keep Calm During 4th Quarter Open Enrollment

Posted by Team Granite on Jul 7, 2016 3:35:43 PM

We would like to help improve your open enrollment experience.  With Granite’s trusted technology and pro-active renewal process, everyone has a better enrollment experience; from your employees who elect their benefits to those who administrate them.

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Reducing Workers' Compensation Costs By Implementing A First Aid Program

Posted by Team Granite on Jun 30, 2016 4:35:05 PM

California employers can reduce their insurance costs by instituting strong safety measures and preventing losses from occurring. In the event of a small claim, employers can minimize their costs by implementing a first aid program which helps reduce their experience modification factors.

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AT NO COST: Paperless Open Enrollments, Mobile ID Cards & Automated Compliance

Posted by Team Granite on Jun 24, 2016 4:15:43 PM

Go Paperless! Streamline Your Employee Benefits Administration AT NO COST. 

Benefits enrollment and administrating paper documents have become complex with the rapid, always changing world of benefits administration. That's why we purchased Maxwell Health, the best-in-class platform back in 2014.This awesome technology allows you to streamline the administration of your employee benefits program, and the best part, we pay the bill.

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Support Victims and Families of Pulse Shooting

Posted by Team Granite on Jun 24, 2016 11:52:28 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families of the senseless crime that resulted in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history this past weekend at Pulse Night Club in Orlando, Florida. If you’re looking to express your support for the Orlando victims and their families please consider donating to the Pulse Victims Fund page for Equality Florida on GoFundMe.

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Go Paperless With Your Open Enrollments - See How In 4 Minutes

Posted by Team Granite on Jun 24, 2016 11:42:27 AM

Are you tired of all that paperwork during open enrollment time, AND everytime you hire a new employee? We were, which is why we purchased Maxwell Health (Best-in-class benefits administration technology) for Granite's employees and for our clients.

As the old saying goes, “Seeing is believing”—and there’s plenty of research to back it up! According to the Visual Teaching Alliance, 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visuals are processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than text.

It’s with those brainy stats in mind that we are cutting this email short to introduce you to Maxwell, which is a quick overview video that demonstrates all the benefits of our software that we include as part of our broker services...all in about 4 minutes! (Four minutes and 42 seconds, to be exact.)

Click on the image below to MEET MAXWELL NOW, and contact us to go paperless and to automate and mobilize your entire benefits program.



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Granite News Alert: DOL Issues Final Overtime Rule Updating Required Salary & Compensation Levels

Posted by Team Granite on May 23, 2016 10:57:20 AM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released a final rule, effective December 1, 2016, to update the regulations governing which executive, administrative, and professional employees (referred to as "EAP" or "white collar" workers) are entitled to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime pay protections.

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