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Employee Wellness Newsletter for August 2016: Zika, Exercise for the Mind, Sports Injuries, and More

To help your company educate its employees about wellness-related topics, we are happy to share the August 2016 edition of our “Live Well, Work Well” newsletter. The articles within the August 2016 edition of “Live Well, Work Well” include: Exercising the Body and Brain Zika: Why Men Should Be Concerned Too Avoiding Sports-related Eye Injuries [...]

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New Employee Benefits Video: The Importance of Preventive Care

We’re happy to share the news that the latest video in the “Know Your Benefits” series is now available. This animated video, which runs just over 90 seconds in length, may help your employees to see the importance of seeking¬†preventive health care. It highlights items such as: How preventive care can help prevent medical problems [...]

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Harvard Pilgrim Partners with Doctor on Demand to Offer Telemedicine Services

Effective July 1st, 2016, employers that work with Harvard Pilgrim to provide health insurance to their employees may now further promote the option of using telemedicine to receive health care. Harvard Pilgrim announced that they have partnered with Doctor on Demand, a national telemedicine provider group. Through DOD’s technology, members¬†have the option to see a [...]

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IRS Releases Draft Forms for 2016 ACA Reporting

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released 2016 draft forms regarding the employer reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act. While instructions for the 2016 forms have not yet been released (Update: The IRS has released Draft Instructions for the forms as of 8/11/2016), it is advisable for employers to become familiar with the planned [...]

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Employee Wellness Newsletter for July 2016: FDA and E-cigarettes, SPF Claims, Food Labels, and More

To help your company educate its employees about wellness-related topics, we are happy to share the July 2016 edition of our “Live Well, Work Well” newsletter. The articles within the July 2016 edition of “Live Well, Work Well” include: FDA Moves to Regulate the Sale of E-cigarettes SPF Claims Fall Short For Many Sunscreens Food [...]

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Happy 4th of July from the CBG Benefits Team

On behalf of the entire team at CBG Benefits, I’d like to wish each and every one of you a Happy 4th of July holiday weekend. I hope that you are able to enjoy a wonderful weekend with your family and friends. As an independent full-service employee benefits brokerage firm, we are quite thankful to [...]

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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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