Employee Benefits
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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IRS Announces Affordability Increase for Employers in 2019

If you’re a large employer, meaning one who employs more than 50 full time equivalents, then by now you are very familiar with the laws surrounding the IRS requirement to offer affordable health insurance to full time employees. Beginning in 2014, the IRS issued a mandate requiring all[…]

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Paid Time Off: Stats Show Employers Are Re-Thinking “Vacation”

Arizona’s warmer temperatures have arrived and with them comes vacation season. As employees begin putting in requests for time off employers may be interested to know that taking a sick day or requesting vacation is quickly becoming a thing of the past. In recent years, more employers are[…]

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Employee Handbooks: 9 Mistakes That Cost Employers Big $$

No employer wants to be sued by a disgruntled employee. Unfortunately in our ever-evolving litigious society the likelihood of that happening continues to grow. Once in court there are a select number of employer-created documents that form the foundation of the company’s defense. Among the most important is[…]

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Incumbent Testing: Employers Tackle Biggest Hazard in Today’s Workplace

Due to more automation, and largely sedentary lifestyles the physical strength of the average worker has changed over the years and it’s costing employers big money. A recent study that compared the physical strength of today’s worker with those of workers 10 years earlier reported these findings. Today’s[…]

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15 Prescription Drugs Killing Employers

As prescription drug costs continue to increase it is important for employers to understand the trends behind the costs as quite often it’s the company medical plan picking up the bulk of the tab. In 2013, the United States spent $329.2 billion on prescription drugs—eight times more than[…]

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Competing for Key Employees in Arizona – 4 Considerations for Employers

In recent years, Arizona has grown increasingly attractive as a destination for companies operating in industries like advanced manufacturing, financial services, aerospace and defense, bioscience, health care, technology, and innovation. Just last month Nikola Motor Company announced plans to make Buckeye, Arizona the new home for its electric[…]

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