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Legal News for Massachusetts Employers: Job Applicants and Social Media Research

As adoption of social networking sites has increased, so has the willingness of people to frequently document and share detailed aspects of their lives. But while the intention behind many social networking posts may be to update friends, family, and other close connections, the reality is that data has value to others as well. For […]

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News for Massachusetts Employers: Wellness Tax Credit

While the benefits of a workplace wellness program may come in a variety of forms, Massachusetts employers have the opportunity to experience a real financial impact this year. Earlier this year, the state of Massachusetts announced a Tax Credit Incentive initiative for companies that have a workplace wellness program. The deadline to complete the online […]

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Massachusetts Repeals Fair Share Contribution, HIRD Form Requirements

Effective July 1st, 2013, Massachusetts repealed two major components of its health care reform law. Here are the changes: Employers are no longer required to make a “fair share” contribution to an employee’s health insurance. Employers no longer need to collect employee Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) forms The repeal of these two laws was set to […]

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Massachusetts Marijuana Laws and Employer Drug Policies

As Massachusetts moves forward with implementation of the voter-approved medical marijuana law, employers are starting to wonder how this law will impact them. At CBG Benefits, we have heard questions from clients such as “Will we need to make special accommodations for employees that receive a Medical Marijuana card?” and “Will we need to change our workplace drug […]

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Helping Employees Achieve Weight-Loss Goals

According to the results of a recent poll by ComPsych, weight loss is the top employee health concern. Depending on the type of business you may be in, you may not necessarily view physical fitness as extremely relevant to the success of our company. But as employers, we certainly want our employees feeling focused and […]

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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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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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What Obama’s Re-election Means For Health Care Reform

After months and months (and months!) of seeing election-related advertisements, I must say that it’s nice to have a bit of a break right now from them. However, now that the Presidential election has passed, we must take a look at a very important subject — Health Care Reform. At CBG Benefits, we are always […]

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