Ventris is a full service insurance agency and consulting group. Our core services include insurance solutions for business and individuals, employee benefit solutions, and human resource and payroll assistance.

Employee Benefits

We provide exceptional service through ongoing employee communication and education, expertise in product design and administration, and maximization of value for the money you and your employees spend on benefits.

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Ventris consulting services focus on providing simple solutions for many of the challenges of our growing customers. Ask us about solutions for some of your critical issues and needs.

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Business Insurance

Before issuing an insurance policy our expert’s help you identify and evaluate risks unique to your business. Our solutions are geared toward innovative coverage at an affordable price and exposure to risk which you are comfortable.

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Individual Insurance

Ventris provides a full range of coverage's for your personal needs. From the first time buyer, to high valued homeowner, automobiles, and umbrellas, we will review, quote, and secure coverage's for your needs.

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Industry News

The latest news that affects your employee benefits or your business in the world of insurance.

Small Group Account Manager

October 15, 2015

Small Group Account Manager   Job Description A Small Group Account Manager is responsible for day to day account management of a group of existing employee benefit clients with less…


Change in Small Employer Group Definition

October 2, 2015

On Oct. 1, 2015, the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act was passed by both the House and the Senate and sent to the president to sign. This bill…


Preparing for Information Reporting

September 18, 2015

Information (1094/1095-C) reporting is used to determine compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s “individual mandate”. While the information reporting requirements are first effective for coverage offered in 2015, the initial…


The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

August 12, 2015

When an employee or their family member experiences a serious health condition that requires the employee to take an extended amount of time off from work, they may qualify for…


Benefit Advisor

July 6, 2015

Job Description A Benefit Advisor is part of a three person team including the Account Manager, and Implementation Manager. A Benefit Advisor develops and advises client accounts with 20 to…


2015 IRS Draft Forms for Large Employer and Minimum Essential Coverage Reporting Now Available

June 19, 2015

On June 17, 2015 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) posted draft forms for 2015 reporting, due in January, 2016. The forms will be used to report health insurance coverage offered…


Employee or Independent Contractor?

May 13, 2015

Using an independent contractor (IC) is a good way for employers to save money when dealing with a specialized or one-time project. Taxes such as Social Security and Medicare, which…


Implementation Manager

April 27, 2015

Job Description An Implementation Manager is part of a three person team including the Consultant/Benefit Advisor, Account Manager, and Implementation Manager.  An Implementation Manager is responsible for technical aspects of…


New Utah Law Addresses Payment of Wages on Termination

April 20, 2015

A new law, effective May 11, 2015, addresses the methods by which an employer may pay an employee after the employer separates him or her from payroll. Background When an…


Marketing Internship

April 6, 2015

Pay Rate: $15-$25/Hour How to apply: post resume at Job Description: Business to business marketing. Duties include telemarketing, CRM campaigns, and other potential customer contact. Pay will be dependent…


Form I-9 and the E-Verify Program

March 31, 2015

Did you know that in the State of Utah if you have more than 15 employees you are required to use the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland…


New Utah Law Applies to Employers with 15 or More Employees

March 19, 2015

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to Be Prohibited Bases for Discrimination in Employment A new law, effective May 11, 2015, includes sexual orientation and gender identity as prohibited bases for…


Preparing for Large Employer Information Reporting

February 25, 2015

Because information reporting was voluntary for calendar year 2014, large employers are required to report health coverage information for the first time in early 2016 for calendar year 2015. Internal…


How much do you know about FLSA (Fair Labor Standard Act)?

February 18, 2015

The FLSA is administered by the Wage and Hour Division within the U.S. Department of Labor. It sets standards for the basic minimum wage and over-time pay. It also regulates…


A New Generation of Employees

January 30, 2015

There is a lot of information out there about the challenges that employers face as they approach hiring, motivating and retaining the generation of “Millennials” (individuals born between 1980 and…


HRIS & Systems Administrator

January 2, 2015

Job Description The HRIS and Systems Administrator manages, supports and develops the agency HRIS system and works directly with the client service group, clients and carriers for implementation, ongoing use,…


Employer ACA Affordability Percentages Increasing for Applicable Employers

December 9, 2014

An employer-sponsored plan is affordable when the portion of the annual premium an employee pays for self-only coverage does not exceed 9.5% of his/her household income. Under the recent ACA…


New Guidance about Individual Mandate and the Affordability Exception

December 3, 2014

The “individual mandate” (also known as individual shared responsibility) generally requires every individual to have minimum essential health coverage for each month, qualify for an exemption, or make a payment…


Employers Subject to ACA Transitional Reinsurance Program Now Have Until December 5, 2014 to Submit Annual Enrollment Counts

November 19, 2014

CMS Announces Annual Enrollment & Contributions Submission Form Filing Extension The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that the deadline for employers sponsoring certain self-insured plans (“contributing…


FAQs on Certain Employer Reimbursement Arrangements

November 12, 2014

The Department of Labor (DOL) confirmed that if an employer offers employees cash to reimburse the purchase of individual health insurance, such an arrangement will violate applicable rules under the…


Top five ACA questions and answers for employers to consider

June 12, 2014

Recently issued final rules provide important guidance for large employers who are subject to the shared responsibility (“pay or play”) requirements under Health Care Reform. These employers may be subject to a penalty…


Updated COBRA and CHIP Notices

June 10, 2014

Revised Notices Inform Individuals of Marketplace Coverage & Special Enrollment Rights The U.S. Department of Labor has updated its Model General Notice of COBRA Rights, Model COBRA Election Notice, and Model CHIP Notice to reflect…


Employer Reporting Rules Released

March 7, 2014

On March 5, 2014, the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released final rules on two provisions: reporting health insurance coverage by large employers, and reporting minimum…


Updated Employer Mandate Regulations Issued

February 13, 2014

Phasing in of the Employer Mandate by Employer Size Employers with 50 to 99 full-time employees will not face penalties for not offering coverage to full-time employees and their dependents…

READ MORE and Employers? November 13, 2013 Seminar

October 23, 2013

What employers need to know about or the federal marketplace? Do you and your employees have unanswered questions?  The mandatory requirement to send out the October 1, 2013 employee…


Large Employer Penalty Delayed for One Year

July 3, 2013

The U.S. Treasury Department has announced that it will delay enforcement of the “pay or play” requirements for one year. As a result, any penalties (also known as employer shared…