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EEOC Finalizes Workplace Wellness Rules Under ADA and GINA

On May 16, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final rules that describe how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to employer-sponsored wellness programs. In addition, a sample notice was released on June 16th to help employers comply with the new rules. We encourage all [...]

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Electronic Filing Deadline for ACA Employer Reporting Approaching

Under the Affordable Care Act, applicable employers are required to comply with the annual Employer Reporting Requirements. For many employers, this means producing and distributing Form 1095-C documents to employees. But in addition, it also means filing those same forms, along with a Form 1094-C document, with the IRS. For employers that were filing with [...]

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Employee Wellness Newsletter for June 2016: Positive Thinking, Zika Virus, Detergent Packet Poisoning, and More

To help your company educate its employees about wellness-related topics, we are happy to share the June 2016 edition of our “Live Well, Work Well” newsletter. The articles within the June 2016 edition of “Live Well, Work Well” include: How to Turn a Bad Day Around Detergent Packet Poisoning Potential Zika Spread Mapped by NASA [...]

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DOL Issues New Overtime Payment Rules

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule regarding overtime wage payment qualifications for the “white collar exemptions” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule increases the salary an employee must be paid in order to qualify for a white collar exemption. Here are a few [...]

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Affordable Care Act Reporting: IRS Filing Reminder

If your company distributed Form 1095-C documents to employees this year, you must also file with the IRS. Generally, applicable employers will need to file a Form 1094-C document along with each of the Form 1095-C documents. If a third-party (such as your payroll provider) is filing electronically for you, then you must ensure that [...]

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DOL Releases New FMLA Poster and Employer’s Guide

The U.S. Department of Labor has released two documents in April 2016 that may impact how your company complies with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This includes: New Poster: The DOL released an updated version of the FMLA poster that covered employers are required to display in a conspicuous place where employees and [...]

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Employee Wellness Newsletter for May 2016: Prescription Drugs, Healthy Lifestyle, Stroke Awareness, and More

To help your company educate its employees about wellness-related topics, we are happy to share the May 2016 edition of our “Live Well, Work Well” newsletter. The articles within the May 2016 edition of “Live Well, Work Well” include: Physicians Urged to Think Twice Before Prescribing Opioids Living a Healthy Lifestyle National Stroke Awareness Month [...]

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IRS Releases 2017 Health Savings Account (HSA) Limits

The IRS has announced the 2017 annual contribution amounts for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Individuals: In 2017, the maximum annual contribution will be $3,400 Families: In 2017, the maximum annual contribution will be $6,750 This represents a $50 increase for individuals over the 2016 contribution limit. However, the limit for families is not being changed. [...]

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Offering Student Loan Repayment Benefits

Over the past several months, one of the most popular benefits and perks being discussed in industry publications and at industry events is Student Loan Repayment Benefits. Here are a few places where you (or your employees) may have read information about this topic: Workforce magazine: April 2016: “Indebted to You? Student Loan Benefit Could [...]

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