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Improving Performance: 3 Things Successful Companies Do Well

As we enter into 4th quarter and wind down 2018, many companies will take inventory of their goals, assessing where they achieved and where they fell short. Each brand new year is an opportunity to get better. Think of your business as a game of Monopoly. Strategy is[…]

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13 Employer Laws, Recordkeeping & Retention Requirements

As we approach the 4th quarter many companies will start to make room for yet another year’s worth of documents and records related to their workforce. Federal laws, such as the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Equal Pay Act (EPA),[…]

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Due October 15th: Employer Medicare Part D Notices

#1 – What are the Medicare Part D creditable coverage letters I’m supposed to send out to employees by October 15th? Each year, individuals eligible to enroll in Medicare may do so during the Medicare annual enrollment that runs between October 15th – December 7th. There are 3[…]

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Fighting Fraud: #1 Way Employees Abuse Employer Health Insurance

With health care costs continuing to rise, many employers are looking for additional ways to cut costs. Making sure your health plan covers only those who are eligible can be a significant cost saver. How can you do this? A dependent eligibility audit may be an option. Employers[…]

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Surviving the Labor Shortage: 6 Rules for Employers

As of today, there are 146 days left in 2018. January 1 renewals are typically issued 90 days in advance, which leaves employers 6 weeks between now and then to improve their benefit strategy for 2019. As the economy grows stronger and employers find themselves competing even harder[…]

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Occupational Health & Safety: Arizona Employers Add New Training

Last issue I shared part one of my own personal story surviving an active shooter in the workplace, along with my interview with local SWAT Team Member, and President of MilMak Industries, Justin Walker. Justin shared with us how Arizona employers are working to better prepare employees for[…]

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How I Survived An Active Shooter – Expert Tips for Employers

It was December 6th, 1993. I was 22 years old, working as a Claims Information Clerk at a Worker’s Compensation office in Calgary, Alberta – Canada. I remember it was a Monday, about 8:30 a.m. and I had just started work helping my first customer of the day,[…]

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IRS Deadline July 31st: Employer PCORI Fees Due

In 2012 the Affordable Care Act (Healthcare Reform) created a nonprofit corporation known as the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), to support clinical effectiveness research. The stated mission of this non-profit was “To assist patients, clinicians, purchasers, and policymakers in making informed health decisions by advancing the quality[…]

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Supporting Employees with Cancer: 10 Tips for Employers

For people battling cancer, having a strong support system and a sense of normalcy can go a long way in fostering a positive attitude toward treatment. The workplace can be a great source of such support and routine, provided employers take appropriate actions to assist the employee during[…]

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