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FMLA Abuse: 5 Things Employers Should Know

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was designed to help support employees who are dealing with a serious health condition or managing care for a loved one. Unfortunately, like any leave of absence policy, there exists the opportunity for abuse by certain individuals which can cost employers[…]

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5 Things Employees Must Be Told About Health Insurance

Every year at open enrollment I do my best to explain to employees not just how their health insurance works, but more importantly, how to make sure it works for them when they need it to. A recent Harvard study listed medical debt as the biggest cause of[…]

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IRS Announces Increase: 2020 Cost-of-Living Adjusted Limits

The Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration recently announced cost of living adjustments applicable to dollar limitations for qualified retirement plans, and other limits for tax year 2020. Some limits remain unchanged from 2019. HR Managers, Third Party Administrators and financial professionals will want to make note[…]

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IRS Announces Employer Health Insurance Affordability Threshold for 2020

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 requirement to offer affordable health insurance to at least 95% of full time employees. Beginning in 2014, the IRS issued a mandate requiring all[…]

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2020 Employer Health Premiums: 5 Things To Know

In 2019, the United States is projected to spend over $500 billion on prescription drugs, by some estimates—12 times more than the $40.3 billion spent in 1990*. A large portion of that will be paid for by employers via their group health insurance premiums. Both President Trump and[…]

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August 5, 2019
Arizona Employers Report High Demand for These 6 Skills

Working closely with employers every day I learn a lot about what’s working and what’s not, particularly when it comes to recruiting quality employees. If employer complaints are anything to go by, then it would appear the old saying “good help is hard to find” still holds true[…]

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Executive Order on Healthcare & Employer Costs: 3 Changes Coming

On June 27, 2019, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that makes a unique start toward cost control in healthcare. Because employers pay for 34% of all healthcare dispensed in America, they represent one of the largest, independent stakeholders in the fight to gain better control of[…]

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PCORI Fees Due July 31 – 9 Employer Questions Answered

This month employers reach the end of an era as they pay one of the last fees created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In 2012, through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Congress created a nonprofit corporation known as the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support clinical[…]

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IRS Form 5500 Due July 31 – 12 Employer Q&A

Each year employee benefit plan administrators are required to report on the financial condition, investments and operations of their employee benefit plans. Failure to file the return can result in a maximum penalty of $2,194 per day for each day late. The Department of Labor (DOL), Internal Revenue[…]

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401(k) & Taxation: 10 Things Employers Should Know

It used to be that setting up a 401K plan was a daunting task but in recent years plan sponsors have evolved and made plans a lot more user friendly. Recent research performed by Willis Towers Watson reported the following statistics: Around 40% of sponsors reduced the number[…]

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