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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
We are very close to final passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Many expect the legislation to make it to the President’s desk by the end of this week.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Recently, Parker, Smith & Feek hosted our first ever manufacturing human resources roundtable to discuss FMLA and state leave laws. The goal of our roundtable was to give those in an HR or similar role the opportunity to share best practices, concerns, and general questions with an expert in employment advice, as well as their peers.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
In a vote taken early Saturday morning, the Senate passed its version of tax legislation. This increases the chances of the final bill being signed by the president and becoming law before the new year. However, it’s not over yet.
Monday, December 4, 2017
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains requirements called the employer shared responsibility rules (often called the employer mandate). Code §4980H requires applicable large employers (ALEs – those with 50 or more full-time equivalents) to offer coverage to full-time employees and their dependent children.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
With all of this activity, the possibility that damage may occur on one of those projects; insurance may be needed to pay for the damage; and the owner, developer, and contractors may be confused as to which policy should respond is foremost on the minds of claims professionals.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
At the recent ASHRM conference in Seattle, session content described how clinical risk managers across the country are utilizing the enterprise risk management approach. Is it changing the role of the clinical risk manager?
Monday, November 13, 2017
Employers that engage their employees year-round with a steady flow of information will find that their employees are more comfortable during open enrollment as they are more educated about offerings and all benefits available.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
The IRS has announced to plans to start collecting 4980H payments from employers for the 2015 plan year. Payments due are associated with the employers’ failure to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
In Revenue Procedure 2017-58, the IRS sets forth a variety of 2018 adjusted tax limits. Among other things, the notice addresses slightly increased limits for employee contributions toward health flexible spending accounts (FSAs).
Friday, October 20, 2017
It’s a time of stress – violence in our communities, natural disasters, political uncertainty, and personal issues are on everyone’s minds. All this, coupled with geographical distances separating people from family and friends, many individuals are turning to their furry friends for support.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
For the sixth year in a row, employers who sponsor an insured group health plan may be receiving a Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rebate from their insurers. Self-funded medical benefit plans are not subject to these requirements. The rebates raise several fundamental questions for employers, including: How much (if any) of the rebate must be Read More »
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
We all remember the first email we received from a “foreign dignitary” offering us a ridiculous sum of money in exchange for paying a small amount of taxes, claiming the funds had come from an unknown distant relative.