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Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave

Reminder! Premiums for the new Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave insurance begin on January 1, 2019!

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Texas Judge Issues Controversial ACA Ruling

A Texas district court judge has issued a decision in Texas v. Azar, ruling that the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional.

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Incorporating Telehealth into Your Employee Benefit Offering

With employer and employee healthcare costs continuing to increase each year (Health Research Institute predicts the medical cost trend for 2019 will be 6 percent ), companies are looking for ways to help mitigate that rising cost with a variety of technologies.

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The State of Massachusetts has Introduced a New Employer Reporting Requirement

Massachusetts has introduced a new employer reporting requirement. The Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) form must be completed annually by all employers, even those located outside the state, that have six or more employees working in Massachusetts.

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IRS Extends Due Date for Employers to Provide Form 1095 to Employees and Participants

Similar to the last couple years, the IRS announced in Notice 2018-94 that it has extended the due date for employers and insurance companies to provide 2018 Form 1095s to individuals.

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‘Tis the Season – HB 79 Alaska’s 2018 Workers’ Compensation Legislation

Let’s take a minute to understand how last year’s workers’ compensation legislation will affect your business and what you have to look forward to down the road.

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