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At Piedmont Benefits Group (PBG), we strive to understand your business and become a long-term, value-added partner. That’s why we provide a comprehensive set of expert services for your employee benefits needs. We commit to putting together a plan for you that is designed to reduce your direct and indirect benefits and administration costs.

Benefits Consulting
  • Benefit plan design recommendations
  • Plan implementation
  • Renewal marketing and negotiations
  • Vendor selection/management
  • Self-insured plan consulting
  • Contribution strategies
  • Plan document review
  • Utilization analysis
  • International, inpatriate and expatriate plans
  • Network distribution analysis
  • Review and implementation of cost containment programs
  • Periodic review of market trends
  • Benefit benchmark reports
  • Retirement planning and 401 (k)
Benefits Communication
  • Custom communication to employees
  • Plan change communication
  • Open enrollment meetings and announcements/promotion
  • Online benefits communication/enrollment (added cost)
  • Benefit surveys
  • Benefits value statements (hidden paycheck)
Compliance Assistance
  • Summary plan description review
  • SPD wrap documents
  • Form 5500 and SAR compliance
  • HIPAA, COBRA, ARRA compliance
  • HR and benefits related legislative updates
Insurance/Benefits Administration
  • Eligibility management and tracking
  • Insurance invoice reconciliation
  • Plan document distribution
  • Employee/new hire communication
  • Dependent eligibility audits
Employee Claims Advocate
  • Dedicated claims advocate for resolution of employee claim issues
  • Documentation of claim calls, emails, etc.
  • Answering general benefit inquiries
COBRA/ARRA Administration
  • Event-specific notices to qualified beneficiaries
  • Collection of premiums with remittance and reports
  • Date tracking for COBRA/ARRA compliance
  • Conversion and termination notices
  • Documentation maintenance
  • Monthly reporting for pending/enrolled/terminated qualified beneficiaries and ARRA subsidies
Actuarial Services (for self funded clients)
  • Self insured feasibility study
  • Claim data analysis
  • Price and use trends
  • Reserve calculations (IBNR)
  • Plan performance monitoring report
  • Renewal forecasting
  • Future claim cost modeling
  • Plan design change cost modeling
  • Conventional equivalent pricing
  • Network discount evaluation