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Friday, January 25, 2019
Many employers provide incentives to employees (and sometimes their family members) for not smoking or using tobacco products to encourage them to adopt healthier lifestyles and to potentially cut down on medical costs. However, some employers don’t realize that putting such incentives in place may be considered a wellness program and subject to HIPAA and EEOC wellness rules.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Buildings under construction have a greater potential for significant property damage from fire than occupied buildings.
Friday, January 18, 2019
On December 19, 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued proposed regulations to rescind the requirement that employers and plan sponors obtain and use a unique health plan identifier (HPID).
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Reminder! Premiums for the new Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave insurance begin on January 1, 2019!
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
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.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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.
Monday, December 10, 2018
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.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
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.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Whether you’re in the produce, packaging, or distributing industry, the rising cost of healthcare continues to be at the forefront of each respective industry’s budget process.
Monday, November 19, 2018
Companies need insurance, whether they are required to purchase by their banks, landlords, or owners who simply wish to transfer their organization’s risks to a third party.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
In Revenue Procedure 2018-57, the IRS sets forth a variety of 2019 adjusted tax limits. Among other things, the notice addresses slightly increased limits for employee contributions toward health flexible spending accounts (FSAs).