CBG Benefits

The CBG Benefits Blog

Posts Tagged 'employer'

Massachusetts Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law

On Nov. 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure to provide earned paid sick leave to employees. The mandate is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2015. To help you understand how this may impact your business, we have provided a brief overview below. Who is Affected by this Law? Employers with 11 or [...]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: Benefits and Insurance, Human Resources, Legislation

Leave a Comment (0) →

Annual Medicare Part D Notification Reminder: Send by October 15, 2014

Under the Medicare Part D program, employers who offer prescription drug coverage are required to provide an annual notice. It must be sent to those Medicare Part D eligible individuals who are covered by, or who apply for, prescription drug coverage under the group health plan. In addition, plan sponsors are required to provide notices [...]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: Benefits and Insurance, Human Resources, Legislation

Leave a Comment (0) →

Massachusetts Alert: New Law Provides Leave for Certain Victims of Domestic Violence

Under a new Massachusetts state law effective as of August 8, 2014, an employer with 50 or more employees must permit an employee to take up to 15 days of leave from work in any 12 month period if: The employee (or a family member of the employee) is a victim of abusive behavior The [...]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: Benefits and Insurance, Human Resources, Legislation

Leave a Comment (0) →

Turn Healthcare Data into Bottom-Line Savings

Due to the ever-growing prevalence of mobile devices, online technology, and other digital transactions, companies seemingly have more data available to them than ever before. But while many discussions center on how data can be used to improve marketing efforts and generate more sales, we’d like to highlight another way that data can help your [...]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: Benefits and Insurance, Human Resources, Wellness

Leave a Comment (0) →

Health Care Reform News: Final Rule Released on ACA Waiting and Orientation Periods

Under the Affordable Care Act, employers offering group health insurance coverage may not have a waiting period that exceeds 90 days. As part of the regulations related to that law, there is a “reasonable and bona fide employment-based orientation period” allowed. To help clarify what that means,  the Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health [...]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: Benefits and Insurance, Human Resources, Legislation

Leave a Comment (0) →

Getting Better Feedback During the Interview Process

Would your company like to improve its interview process? If that process is lacking, it can have a negative impact on your efforts regarding recruiting, retention, company culture, and production. To help companies analyze the effectiveness of their current interview process — and identify potential areas of improvement — I invite you to read this [...]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: Benefits and Insurance, Company News, Human Resources

Leave a Comment (0) →

Resources to Support Employers During National Employee Wellness Month

As you may know, this June marks the 6th Annual National Employee Wellness Month. While it is important that businesses promote wellness to their employees year-round, June provides a special opportunity to increase those efforts. Of course, we know that Human Resources departments are already being asked to do more with less. Thus, after dealing with tasks [...]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: Benefits and Insurance, Human Resources, Wellness

Leave a Comment (0) →

Paid Time Off Benchmarking: CBG Benefits Mentioned by the Chicago Tribune

A recent article published by the Chicago Tribune sought to answer a question that many of your employees may be asking right now. That question is: “Am I getting my fair share of paid time off?“ To help employers stay on top of current trends, the article encourages readers to download the “2013 Paid Time [...]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: Benefits and Insurance, Company News, Human Resources

Leave a Comment (0) →

4 Benefits of Promoting Workplace Wellness Programs

With springtime in full bloom here in New England, the warmer weather has caused many companies to think about their workplace wellness efforts. To help you successfully address some of the concerns that may be raised as you seek to promote a formal wellness program, here are 4 benefits that you can promote: Wellness programs [...]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: Benefits and Insurance, Human Resources, Wellness

Leave a Comment (0) →

Taxes and Fees under the Affordable Care Act

In order to fund many of these changes implemented by the health care reform laws, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes several new taxes and fees that may directly impact health plans and health plan sponsors. To help your company better understand what these fees are and how they may impact your business, we’re happy [...]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: Benefits and Insurance, Human Resources, Legislation

Leave a Comment (0) →
Page 1 of 3 123