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YourWay Frontier is the revolutionary alternative to the traditional group health plan that benefits both employers and employees simultaneously. Frontier gives employers direct control over healthcare contributions while removing the administrative burden associated with traditional group plans. Employees gain more flexibility by purchasing individual insurance coverage that fits their changing needs over time.
As most employees tend to purchase plans that cost less than their employer’s monthly contribution, the YourWay Frontier plan can become a savings account, through which funds can be used to pay for current and future medical expenses such as premiums, prescriptions, and copays. In some instances, employees even have the option to invest unused contributed funds—all tax-free!
How YourWay Frontier Works
The YourWay Frontier is a benefits solution made possible by a January 2020 federal rule that allows certain health reimbursement arrangements (called Individual Coverage HRAs or ICHRAs) to reimburse individual health insurance coverage. The ICHRA Rule creates a defined contribution alternative to the traditional defined benefit model.
Mapping the Frontier… YourWay
Employers simply contribute tax-free funds into a reimbursement account. Employees use these funds to shop and pay for their own health insurance through the marketplace—free from the limited choice associated with traditional group plans. OneBridge Benefits has designed YourWay Frontier as a completely turnkey solution with seamless onboarding, enrollment, administration, and ongoing support.
How YourWay Frontier
When employees are allowed the freedom to choose their own benefit offering, the opportunities are endless. The development of YourWay Frontier as a funded, portable health reimbursement account is one the most significant shifts in the benefits landscape since the introduction of the 401k offering. Designed with simplicity, flexibility, and boundless coverage choices, the benefits of YourWay Frontier are ripe for discovery.
Gives greater control over healthcare spend for employers and employees.
Allows for a more robust benefits package to attract and retain top talent.
Reduces the complexity and administrative burden of your health plan offering.
Empowers employees to make more informed choices to fit their unique health and financial situations.
Insurance coverage and dollars saved are portable, meaning employees can take their benefits and savings with them upon separation.
All of the benefits listed above with the added benefit of triple tax savings. All contributions, withdrawals, and earnings are tax-free!
11 Different Employee Classes Available
One of the biggest advantages of the YourWay Frontier plan design is that it supports 11 different employee classes, which can be utilized to most appropriately assign employees to different benefit levels. OneBridge Benefits can help you determine each employee class as well as define the contribution level for each of those classes. And it’s all customized to your specific benefits needs.
Class Size Minimums may apply for certain employee classes who are offered the Frontier (or a Combination Class that includes any of these), when one or more other classes are offered a traditional group health plan. A Combination Class of two class categories is not subject to the Class Size Minimum requirement if one of the combined classes is the Waiting Period Class.
|Employer Size||Class Size Minimum|
|200 or More Employees||20|
|100-200 Employees||10% of Employees|
|Fewer Than 100 Employees||10|
Important Reminder: Class Size Minimums only apply when at least one class is being offered a traditional group health plan. If multiple Frontier plans are offered to different classes, there are no minimum class restrictions.
Employees who meet their employer-defined “full-time employment” status, which is typically 30 or 40 hours a week. (Must be at least 30 hours.)
Employees who meet their employer-defined “part-time employment” status, which is less than their defined full-time status.
Employees who are paid on an annual basis and aren’t eligible for overtime pay.
Employees who are paid on an hourly basis and can earn overtime.
Employees who are hired for a specific season, or for a defined short-term period.
Newly hired employees who are currently in a waiting period for their health benefits, which is typically 60 or 90 days.
Employees who have entered into a written agreement between their employer and their trade union on the conditions of employment, rate of pay, hours of work, and other working conditions.
These employees provide temporary services for the business, but are formally employed through a staffing firm.
These employees live outside the individual health insurance rating area of the business’s physical address.
These employees work outside the United States.
Businesses can also create additional classes by combining two or more of the above classes. For example, they can create a class of full time employees who live outside the business’s rating area.
Guiding the Way
For businesses that require flexibility and freedom, the only thing better than platinum is pioneering.
To help you determine if the YourWay Frontier can reduce the costs of healthcare plan offerings, OneBridge has prepared a table with average monthly premium costs for select individual coverage plans. (Note actual costs will vary by region.)
Bronze Plans: $390-$410/Month
Bronze plans typically pay for 60% of covered healthcare costs, leaving participants responsible for the remaining 40% of medical expenses. Bronze plans have the lowest monthly premiums of all metal tiers, but the highest annual deductibles.
Silver Plans: $530-$550/Month
Silver plans typically pay for 70% of covered healthcare costs, leaving participants responsible for the remaining 30% of medical expenses. Silver plans have moderate monthly premiums and present participants with moderate costs if/when they need care.
Gold Plans: $650-$670/Month
Gold plans typically pay for 80% of covered healthcare costs, leaving participants responsible for the remaining 20% of medical expenses. Gold plans have high monthly premiums but low costs and low deductibles.
Discover the Value of Frontier
|YourWay Frontier Funding||Monthly||Annually|
|Monthly Premium Expense||$400||$4,800|
Over 20 years, employees who leverage a Frontier plan will have over $70,000 in health savings available to help offset the cost of healthcare during retirement.