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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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How Technology Saves You Money

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There’s no indication that medical costs will be decreasing anytime soon. PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), the second largest professional service firm in the world, released a study indicating that medical costs could increase more than six percent this year, with larger increases … 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: IRS to Continue Accepting Tax Returns without Indication of Health Insurance

The IRS has announced that it will continue to process tax filings of individuals whose returns do not indicate whether they have maintained health insurance as required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The announcement is in direct response to the … Continue reading

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