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Monday, 28 January 2019 12:14

Compete for Talent with Unique Benefits

Today’s job market is extremely competitive, and it can be difficult for employers to find the most talented workers. A company’s benefit package can make one employer stand out over another, and offering additional fringe benefits could be the crucial difference in attracting and retaining top talent.

Published in Industry Trends
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:55

Auditing Invoices Saves Time and Money!

Auditing your monthly insurance carrier invoices may not be the most exciting task on the HR to-do list, but it’s absolutely necessary to ensure correct employee enrollments and premiums. In our experience, carriers are much more likely to work with employers on correcting errors caught in the first few months, rather than six months or more down the line.

Published in Best Practices

California has recently passed a new anti-harassment law that applies to employers with employees that live or work in California, regardless of what state the employer is based. SB 1343 was signed by Governor Brown, which requires employers with five or more total employees to provide sexual harassment training to all California employees (both supervisory and non-supervisory) by January 1, 2020.

Published in Compliance
Monday, 10 December 2018 12:09

Top Four Wellness Plan Tips for 2019

Most Employers running a wellness program already have their 2019 game plan in place. For those that don’t, or if you are just starting to implement a program, here are some top thoughts and trends to consider.

Published in Wellness

In federal policy news, the midterm elections are (nearly) over, with a new Democrat-led US House of Representatives and a Republican-led Senate set to be seated for the first time on January 3. North Carolina’s 9th District US Representative will be noticeably absent from the new Congress as investigations continue into possible mail-in voter fraud in this year’s elections.

Before the 116th Congress convenes, however, the current government will be considering a spending bill to fund the government beyond its current deadline of December 21st.

Published in Healthcare Reform

A federal judge in Texas released his long-awaited decision last Friday in the lawsuit brought by a coalition of Republican State Attorneys General and Governors challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. We first discussed the lawsuit here in September when the judge was hearing arguments.

Published in Healthcare Reform

On November 29th, the IRS announced an extension for furnishing 2018 IRS Forms, 1095-B and 1095-C to employees from January 31, 2019 to March 4, 2019 (IRS Notice 2018-94).

The extension, however, does not extend the due date for employers, insurers, and other providers of minimum essential coverage to file 2018 Forms (such as 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C and 1095-C) with the IRS. The filing due date for these forms remains February 28, 2019 for paper transmittals, or April 1, 2019, if filing electronically.

Published in Compliance
Monday, 12 November 2018 08:35

Fall River is growing!

We are very excited to announce our incredible growth in the past few years, and the addition of two new professionals to our amazing team!

Published in Fall River News

A Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) is an employer-established account that allows them to reimburse a portion of the member’s out-of-pocket costs, usually while meeting the deductible on their health plan. Under the current regulations established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, HRAs are only allowed in conjunction with an employer group health plan. On October 29th, 2018, proposed regulations were announced by the Treasury Department, Health and Human Services, and the Department of Labor, that could change this limitation. 

Published in Healthcare Reform

The Trump Administration recently proposed a plan that could potentially cut pricing for pharmaceuticals through Medicare Part B. Attempts to lower these costs is nothing new, and the Obama administration had proposed something similar before he left office, with little success.  

Published in Industry Trends
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