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Pay or Play: Who Qualifies as a Dependent?

As implementation of health care reform moves forward, companies must take steps to determine if they’ll be subject to the “pay or play” penalties (also known as the “employer shared responsibility payment“). The IRS has recently published proposed rules that provide guidance on how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) defines “dependents”. This is critical to understand, because [...]

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How Knowledgeable Are Employees About Their Benefits?

As a Human Resources director, it’s very important to educate your employees about the current benefits that are offered to them. One way that we recommend doing this is by producing Total Compensation Statements. However, how can an employer know if their employees truly understand their benefits? Here are 4 ways to conduct that research: Employee Surveys: Creating [...]

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3 Keys to Success: Consumer-Directed Health Plans

With enrollment in consumer-directed health plans (CDHP) continuing to rise — according to various reports, enrollment has more than doubled since 2008 — it’s important that the companies offering these plans take steps to ensure they will succeed. Below are three areas where companies need to strategically take action. Increase Educational Efforts One of the key [...]

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3 Questions About Employer Shared Responsibility

Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will impose “pay or play” requirements on large employers. If an employer does not offer health coverage to full-time employees — or offers coverage that is unaffordable or does not provides minimum value — they may be subject to a penalty. Within the ACA, the penalty is [...]

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Developing a Benefit Plan Strategy

If you play a role in researching, suggesting, and/or selecting the benefits plan for your company, there certainly are a number of factors that must be considered. While you want to offer programs that please employees, your choices absolutely impact the company’s bottom-line. How can you properly choose a Benefits plan that keeps everyone happy? [...]

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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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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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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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