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3 Ways to Determine if Your Health Coverage is Affordable

As implementation of health care reform moves forward, many companies are scrambling to find out if they are impacted by the “Pay or Play” rules. Recently, we covered some of the proposed regulations that help to clarify which employers may be subject to the rules set out by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). One reason [...]

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5 Ways to Improve Your Employee Presentations

As an employer, presenting to your employees is not always an easy task. Occasionally, you need to deliver messages that may not be immediately well-received (perhaps regarding new corporate policies or changes in your Benefits program). Also, any distractions that are on an employee’s mind during the presentation — whether it’s about their current to-do list or [...]

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Pay or Play: Will It Impact Your Business?

Is it too early to start talking about 2014? When it comes to health care reform, the answer is definitely “no”! Employers need to take action now to understand how changes implemented by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will impact their business (Related: Download the 2013 Health Care Reform Compliance Checklist). On January 2nd 2013, the [...]

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Protecting Your Business and Employees from the Flu

Uh-oh. Do you hear the sneezing throughout your office? Are you getting low on tissues? The seasonal flu is certainly starting to have an impact on business. It may cause increased absenteeism, decreased productivity, and higher health care costs. As an employer, it’s important to minimize the flu’s impact on your business. Here are a few tips [...]

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Creating a Mobile Device Policy for Employees

There is no doubt that mobile devices are changing the way that people communicate and consume information. For many HR Managers and Directors, mobile technology is having an impact on their efforts. In some ways, it truly can provide benefits. For example, employers can setup employee-facing portals that are can be accessed via smartphones and tablets. [...]

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Health Savings Accounts: Plan Usage FAQ

Has your company offered a Health Savings Account (HSA) in its employee benefits plan this year? We certainly have seen an increase in implementation of HSAs recently. For many, one of the main reasons for doing this is because of the $2,500 limit on salary reduction contributions for FSAs. If an HSA is new to your [...]

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Employee Wellness Goals in 2013: Fitness Breaks

As we approach a new year, this is often the perfect time to step back and assess our health. While we may look back to see what goals we’ve achieved, we often focus on  what we don’t like about our current situation. To help employers — including Human Resources Managers and Directors — guide their [...]

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Employee Wellness Goals in 2013: Healthy Eating

As we start a new year, many of us will step back and assess our health. While we may look back to see what goals we’ve achieved in the past 12 months, we often focus on  what we don’t like about our current situation. To help employers — including Human Resources Managers and Directors — [...]

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Employee Wellness Goals in 2013: Financial Stability

As we approach a new year, many people are setting goals to improve their current health situation — financially, physically, and mentally. Employers can use this time of year to strategically help their employees take those positive steps. Over the next few days, we will look at specific ways that employers can provide assistance. In [...]

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W-2 Reporting Requirements and Health Care Reform

The Health Care Reform law that was enacted in 2010 contains a new reporting requirement for employers. Under the new rule, certain employers will be required to report the total cost of health plan coverage they provide on their employees’ W-2 Forms. Recently, we have received a number of questions from customers regarding this new reporting [...]

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