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2013 Health Care Reform Compliance Checklist

Is your company prepared for Health Care Reform? To help ensure that you are ready to take action as future Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates go into effect, we have put together a “2013 Health Care Reform Compliance Checklist“. It covers a number of key items that may impact your business. This includes: Grandfathered Plan [...]

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Is PTO Good For Your Business?

Is your company thinking of implementing a Personal Time Off (PTO) policy within its employee benefits program? While many companies continue to offer separate buckets for sick days and vacation days, the PTO approach provides a bank of hours that employees can draw from for a variety of reasons. To help you analyze whether the [...]

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Insurance Fees to Rise for Group Health Plans?

As implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) moves forward, companies are seeking to understand how it will affect their business. Recently, attention has been given to the financial impact from risk-spreading programs within ACA. The transitional reinsurance program is intended to help stabilize premiums for coverage in the individual market from 2014 through 2016. [...]

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Benefits of Total Compensation Statements

Today, many companies are focused on finding ways to improve the satisfaction levels of their top-performing employees. This may include offering additional perks inside the office — anything from a ping-pong table to a more comfortable to office kitchen to high-end gifts such as iPads. But aside from offering something new, another way that companies [...]

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HR Information in a Mobile World

When it comes to sharing relevant information, one of the biggest challenges communicators face today is how to properly reach folks that are consuming it on their mobile devices. This applies to the world of Human Resources (HR) as well. Reaching Employees 24-7 Employees have always had questions and needs regarding HR arise at various [...]

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States Increasing Minimum Wage Rates in 2013

With a new year quickly approaching, some employers may find that they will be impacted by an increase in their state’s minimum wage rate. In order to ensure that your company is in compliance, please take a moment to review the list below. Minimum Wage Rate Increases Effective on January 1st, 2013, these states have [...]

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Wellness Tips for Your Employees: December 2012 Edition

Ah, December. Do you know what’s on the mind of your employees this month? For many of them, it’s topics such as: Managing their stress levels throughout the holidays Purchasing gifts and toys that will bring joy (and that are safe!) Maintaining a budget Finding time to squeeze in exercise and healthy meals As an HR [...]

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Understanding the Fiscal Cliff

This is certainly a very busy time of year for many folks that wear the hats of Chief Financial Officers (CFO) and/or Human Resource Directors.  While dealing with heavy loads during their daily responsibilities, they may find that it’s difficult to understand how various pieces of legislation may impact their business. To provide some help [...]

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What Employees Want in a Benefits Package

Open enrollment periods can certainly be a stressful time for anyone that carries a Job Title similar to “Director of Human Resources”. You may certainly spend many days wondering if you’ve developed and properly rolled out a plan that your employees will utilize — and that will ultimately benefit your entire organization. At times like [...]

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Helping Your Employees Make Smart Decisions with Money

Today, employers everywhere are looking for ways to ensure that they are offering enough value to retain their top employees. One way that they can do that outside of the realm of bonuses, raises, etc., is to help their employees make smarter decisions with their own finances. There are a number of benefits to doing [...]

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