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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Times are good! The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the current ratio of unemployed Americans to open jobs is 1.1 to one, contrasted to 6.6 to one during the recession in 2009. It is no surprise to anyone in the Northwest looking to hire qualified people.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Last week the IRS released the 2019 health savings account (HSA) annual contribution limits, as well as the corresponding high deductible health plan (HDHP) minimum deductible and maximum out-of-pocket (OOP) requirements.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Employers who sponsored self-funded medical plans ending sometime during 2017 must report and pay the ACA Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees no later than July 31, 2018. Health insurance carriers will pay the fee directly in the case of fully-insured plans.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
When you meet someone in your field who causes you to reconsider your thoughts in an entirely new way, you take note. I had just that experience at the National Employer Summit held in Seattle in March of 2018, where I had the chance to hear and meet Karen Wren.
Monday, May 21, 2018
There has been a great deal of anticipation to see what materials and products will be added to the contentious U.S. tariff list, many Northwest organizations, from manufacturing to food processors, are calculating the potential impact on their business.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
We’ve had an outpouring of media attention on the issue of sexual misconduct in the workplace. The world has heard actors, models, congresswomen, as well as business women come forward to say, “Me too”, but what about those individuals in the healthcare industry?