Employee Benefits Acronyms

June 27, 2018 by in category Uncategorized

Are you familiar with commonly used terms within the employee benefits industry? The following is a list of frequently used acronyms:   -A- ACA – Affordable Care Act ACO – Accountable Care Organization ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act AD&D – Accidental Death and Dismemberment ADB – Accidental Death Benefit ADEA – Age Discrimination in […]

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6 HR Trends to Monitor in 2018

June 13, 2018 by in category Uncategorized

Human Resource departments must constantly adapt to new requirements from both internal and external sources. Unexpected factors like new regulations from the White House and additional workplace responsibilities commonly disrupt HR departments. These disruptors can influence HR’s trajectory for the rest of the year. Below are the top six trends that could impact your organization […]

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Feeling Under the Weather?

May 30, 2018 by in category Uncategorized

It happens to the best of us—you feel a little sluggish when going to bed, only to wake up with a fever, sore throat and headache. You’re disappointed that you don’t feel well and are conflicted about whether to stay home from work. But you have a deadline on a big project, and so many […]

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Court Vacates EEOC’s Wellness Rules for 2019

May 16, 2018 by in category Employee Benefits

On Dec. 20, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated key provisions of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) final rules for employer-sponsored wellness plans. However, to avoid disruption to employers, the court stayed its ruling until Jan. 1, 2019. The EEOC’s final rules allow employers to offer wellness incentives of […]

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Total Rewards: Compensation and Benefits         

May 4, 2018 by in category Employee Benefits

Many employers are becoming increasingly concerned with how to sustain and recruit a high-quality workforce while also maintaining costs. What steps are you taking to make sure that you are an employer of choice? How are you promoting the full value of your company and your offerings? Total Rewards Concept Establishing a total rewards program […]

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5 Ways to Prevent Workplace Harassment

April 23, 2018 by in category Uncategorized

5 Ways to Prevent Workplace Harassment Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that may violate federal laws like Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a list of best practices for employers to use in […]

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DOL Announces New Standard for Unpaid Interns

April 9, 2018 by in category Rules & Regulations

On Jan. 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it would adopt a new standard for determining whether interns and students are “employees” who must be paid under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL clarified that, going forward, it would abandon its six-part test and instead adopt the “primary beneficiary” […]

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New Rules for Disability Claims Will Take Effect on April 1, 2018

March 27, 2018 by in category Rules & Regulations

On Jan. 5, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that, effective April 1, 2018, employee benefit plans must comply with new requirements for disability benefit claims. In 2016, the DOL released a final rule to strengthen the claims and appeals requirements for plans that provide disability benefits and are subject to the Employee Retirement […]

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Work Place Wellness

March 14, 2018 by in category Uncategorized

Focusing Your Efforts Now that you have completed your analysis of your workplace and considered an array of wellness program strategies, it is time to narrow your focus. By looking at what you currently offer, you should be able to identify gaps where additional wellness strategies could be implemented. By comparing those gaps with your […]

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New Employer Tax Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave

March 2, 2018 by in category Uncategorized

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Act), which was signed into law on Dec. 22, 2017, creates a new business tax credit for eligible employers that provide paid family and medical leave to their employees. The tax credit, which applies to taxable years beginning in 2018 and 2019, is equal to a percentage of wages […]

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