Grace&Porta Blog

Metlife & COVID-19

--Update from MetLife on 3/20/2020--


As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, states are beginning to issue guidance on various paid and unpaid leave practices they are mandating. Today we[…]

EyeMed & COVID-19


--Update from EyeMed 3/23/2020--


EyeMed COVID-19 operational update and FAQs

Short-term Disability and Covid-19

--Update as of 3/16/2020--


Many of us are staying home much more than usual in an attempt to “flatten the curve” and slow the spread of the coronavirus. Many workplaces have invoked work-from-home[…]

High Deductible Health Plans & COVID-19

IRS Says COVID-19 Testing and Treatment May Be Covered by High Deductible Health Plans with No Participant Cost-Sharing

On March 11, 2020, the IRS announced that a high deductible health plan (HDHP)[…]

Helpful Information for Dealing with the Coronavirus

Hello all,


We wanted to share some helpful information on how to respond to Coronavirus concerns at your workplace.

Open Enrollment Reminders for the HR Professional, Tip #3

3. Know which benefits require an Evidence of Insurability and when.   


Technically, this is implicit in last week’s tip, but since so many issues can arise if this is overlooked, we thought we’d[…]

Open Enrollment Reminders for the HR Professional: Tip #1

It’s  November—one of the most popular months for open enrollment in the year. We thought we’d provide some reminders and tips while you have open enrollment on the brain. If you can’t implement[…]

Open Enrollment Reminders for the HR Professional Tip #2

2. Know your benefits.


And by that, we don’t just mean “be familiar with what you want to elect at open enrollment,” though of course, we would hope that is the case! We mean, be familiar with the[…]

2019 Elite Marketplace Circle of Champions: Grace & Porta Benefits' Individual Department

Jonathan Frantti is Grace & Porta's benefit consultant for the individual market, and Barb Barnes is the client advocate for this department. Barnes and Frantti recently qualified for the 2019[…]

4 Things to Do Before You Make a Big Change to Your Benefits Offerings in 2018

Have you and your benefits team colleagues (and your company’s CFO) been mulling over the idea of making a change to your company’s benefit offerings for a while? If so, you’re not alone. With[…]