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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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Research Fees and the Affordable Care Act

As implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) moves forward, questions are being answered regarding how initiatives will be funded. One of those items is the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). While both patients and health care providers will benefit from PCORI’s work, it’s important for employers to note how it will be funded. The Impact on [...]

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Three Ways to Encourage Your Employees at Year-End

As we approach the final days of 2012, employers and employees will soon exchange parting words as they take some time off over the holiday season. While these breaks certainly can be refreshing, it’s important to remain motivated as we look forward to a successful 2013. While some may seek to do this by providing [...]

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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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