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Employee Wellness Newsletter for July 2018

To help your company educate its employees about wellness-related topics, we are happy to share the July 2018 edition of our “Live Well, Work Well” newsletter. This month’s edition focuses on topics regarding exercise and nutrition. The specific articles within the July 2018 edition of “Live Well, Work Well” are: Snack Smart, Save Money, Time [...]

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Rhode Island’s Earned Paid Sick Leave Law Effective July 1, 2018

Effective July 1, 2018, Rhode Island employers will need to comply with the Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act. We encourage all impacted clients to log-in to the CBGconnect portal and download our detailed Compliance Bulletin on this topic. For your reference, below is a brief overview of this Act. Rhode Island employers with [...]

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PCORI Fees Due by July 31, 2018

The annual deadline for reporting and paying the PCORI Fee is quickly approaching. For plan years ending in 2017, the PCORI fees are due by July 31, 2018. This compliance requirement primarily impacts two groups of employers: Employers that sponsor a self-insured health plan Employers that have a fully-insured health plan with a Health Reimbursement [...]

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Employee Wellness Newsletter for June 2018

To help your company educate its employees about wellness-related topics, we are happy to share the June 2018 edition of our “Live Well, Work Well” newsletter. This month’s edition focuses on topics regarding nutrition, antibiotic-resistant genes, and more. The specific articles within the June 2018 edition of “Live Well, Work Well” are: Intermittent Fasting: What [...]

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CBG Benefits Acquired by Risk Strategies

I have some exciting news that I’d like to share with you. In May 2018, CBG Benefits entered into an acquisition agreement with Risk Strategies, a privately held, national specialty insurance brokerage and risk management advisory company. Risk Strategies is headquartered in Boston. Please click here to read the full press release regarding the acquisition. [...]

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Employee Wellness Newsletter for May 2018

To help your company educate its employees about wellness-related topics, we are happy to share the May 2018 edition of our “Live Well, Work Well” newsletter. This month’s edition focuses on topics regarding nutrition, distracted driving, and more. The specific articles within the May 2018 edition of “Live Well, Work Well” are: Researchers Link New [...]

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IRS Updates Health Savings Account Family Contribution Limit for 2018 – Back to $6,900

On April 26, 2018, the IRS issued an announcement that impacts the maximum family contribution to a Health Savings Account (HSA). For 2018, taxpayers with family coverage under a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) may treat $6,900 as the maximum deductible HSA contribution. As you may recall: The IRS initially announced in May 2017 that $6,900 [...]

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Massachusetts Employer Medical Assistance Contribution Supplement (EMAC) Information

Beginning in 2018, Massachusetts has implemented a new Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC) Supplement fee that may impact many employers. Generally speaking, an employer may be assessed a penalty if they have any employees that are enrolled in MassHealth (excluding the premium assistance program) or the subsidized coverage plan through the Massachusetts ConnectorCare program. April [...]

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Employee Wellness Newsletter for April 2018

To help your company educate its employees about wellness-related topics, we are happy to share the April 2018 edition of our “Live Well, Work Well” newsletter. This month’s edition focuses on topics regarding nutrition, distracted driving, and more. The specific articles within the April 2018 edition of “Live Well, Work Well” are: 5 Healthy Snacks [...]

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