A Message from Greg

A Message from Greg

December 15, 2022 It’s hard to believe that Watko Benefit Group is approaching 20 years in business! That does not happen without the significant efforts of multiple parties. This time of year reinforces the many things I am thankful for in our...
Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

By Katie Mercurio December 6, 2022 As employee needs evolve, it is fundamental in open enrollment to listen, customize, and deliver.  Communication is always crucial to meet employee and employer objectives.  While the process of communicating benefits...
Employee Well-Being

Employee Well-Being

By Bob Zeller November 2, 2022 As I mentioned in a prior blog, the pandemic made employers focus on the health and well-being of their employees.  How do employers continue to accomplish this? Employee Awareness – understanding utilization of benefit...
Health Savings Accounts

Health Savings Accounts

By Bob Zeller October 11, 2022 “On January 1, 2023, the minimum annual deductible for a Health Savings Account eligible health plan increases from $2,800 to $3,000.  Over the last eleven years healthcare consumers have contributed almost $300 billion to...
A Message from Greg

Group Captives

By Greg Watkins September 28, 2022 It was January 1, 2014, that we started considering a benefits captive for some of our customers.  We are always seeking better ways for our customers to control their healthcare spend.  The common characteristic of the...
Fully Insured vs. Self-Funded

Fully Insured vs. Self-Funded

By Kari Hoback, Senior Account Manager September 20, 2022 While the cost of health care continues to rise, and in turn the cost of health insurance, why would an employer decide to move from a fully insured plan to a self-funded plan?  In a word – opportunity....