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June 9, 2020
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How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting Recent College Graduates

You probably know a recent college graduate who is struggling to find a job right now. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a halt to many companies’ hiring plans. For those graduates who have been fortunate enough to secure a job before or even during the chaos, it probably looks a lot different than they imagined.
June 9, 2020

IN THE NEWS: Apex Adds Coordinator

Apex Benefits has added Mat Mikesell as content marketing and media coordinator. He has spent more than five years as a newspaper sports writer and editor, most recently at the Hannibal Courier-Post in Missouri. Mikesell graduated from Ball State University in 2014 with a BA in journalism and telecommunications.
June 9, 2020
PCORI fees

Compliance Alert: PCORI Fee Amount Adjusted for 2020

The IRS has issued Notice 2020-44, which increases the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee amount for plan years ending on or after Oct. 1, 2019 and before Oct. 1, 2020.
June 5, 2020
A pile of medicine

Where is Your Drug Spend Headed in New FDA-Approved Therapies?

Looking at the calendar, 2020 is nearing the halfway point. While many may not be sad to see this year go, one thing we like to do here at Apex in the pharmacy benefits team is pause and review new FDA drug and therapeutic approvals for the year.
June 3, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: Ways to Keep Kids Entertained This Summer

School is out (and E-Learning is done) and if you are a parent, you’re probably searching for ways to keep your kids entertained and engaged.
June 2, 2020

Fact or Fiction: Busting Myths About COVID-19

On a nearly daily basis it seems like there is new information released about COVID-19. It could be details on vaccine trials, newly infected or death numbers, or information about modes of transmission. Unfortunately, because information is so easy to distribute and receive now, some of it isn’t always accurate.
June 1, 2020

IN THE NEWS: Apex Adds Five to Client Services and Engagement Team

Apex Benefits has added Nick Scott as director of client engagement and Kymme Morris as account service representative. Also, Mario Bove and Carrie Poore have been hired as a market analysts, while Adena Vaughn has been added as a senior account service representative.
May 28, 2020

Preparing Your Company for Potential Second COVID-19 Wave

Our local restaurants are starting to reopen for business. Some shopping centers are also opening back up to customers. While these businesses aren’t yet operating at full capacity, life is starting its slow progression back to what it was like before COVID-19 became a global pandemic. But there’s still a question everyone should be asking as we enter the summer months: Will the virus come back?
May 27, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: Staying Motivated

It is common to lose interest in activities or hobbies we once enjoyed, and exercise is no different. How do we stay motivated to keep working out, even when we may not want to?