Category Archives: Benefits Consulting

Legal Alert: Court Requires EEOC to Substantiate 30% Limit on Wellness Program Incentives

On August 22, 2017, a federal court in the District of Columbia ordered the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to reconsider the limits it placed on wellness program incentives under final regulations the agency issued last year under the Americans … Continue reading

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Have You Had Your HR Checkup?

Have you ever walked into someone’s house and you notice a picture on the wall might be crooked. Chances are that the owner of the house doesn’t even know it. Why, because we tend to get used to how things … Continue reading

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Changes in the I-9… again

September 18th they will be utilizing a new form and you will need to begin using it on or before that date. If you have been using the online form this should be pretty easy for you.  They really have … Continue reading

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Voluntary Benefits: The Upside of Giving Employees a Choice

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Many employers rely on a robust benefits package to attract and retain employees. The challenge is determining which benefits will appeal to a diverse employee base. The best solution for many employers is customization. A benefits package that goes beyond … Continue reading

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Legal Alert: Senate Republicans Release Healthcare Bill; Largely Mirroring House Bill but with Some Key Differences

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky released a 142-page healthcare “Discussion Draft” of legislation, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), which is the Senate version of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) “repeal-and-replace” legislation American Health … Continue reading

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Take Action: Create a Culture of Wellness

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Here are six ways employers can create a successful wellness culture in the workplace: 1. Get the Boss on Board Company executives must be committed and show their full support of implementing a wellness program. This is vital to the … Continue reading

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7 Budget Friendly Wellness Programs

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Having a wellness program is a great incentive for employees to strive to make better choices and live a healthier lifestyle. As top corporations create high-incentive wellness programs, you might think they require a major budget. Health and wellness within … Continue reading

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Legal Alert: REMINDER: PCORI Fees Due by July 31, 2017

Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) should keep in mind the upcoming July 31, 2017 deadline for paying fees that fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).  As background, the PCORI was established as … Continue reading

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