Category Archives: Employee Benefits

3 Keys to Helping Your Employees Understand Their Benefits

Your company is a great place to work. You offer competitive pay, robust benefits and the company culture is fantastic. You feel that way, but do your employees? You also happen to be in a competitive marketplace, and the skilled workers who make your company so successful, have options. So how do you keep those […]

Taxability of Wellness Program Rewards

Employer-sponsored wellness programs often incorporate rewards or incentives to encourage employees to participate. Employers sometimes overlook the federal tax implications of a program’s rewards because there are numerous legal requirements for wellness program design. As a general rule, wellness incentives are subject to the same federal tax rules as any other employee rewards or prizes: […]

Nondiscrimination Rules for Benefit Plans

One of the final provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the nondiscrimination rules for insured health plans, has not and may not become effective under the Trump Administration.  But did you know there are other nondiscrimination rules for benefit plans that have been in place for years? Cafeteria plans, self-insured health plans, dependent care […]

Violence in the Workplace – Are You Protected?

Violence in our society does not only occur outside the workplace, as each year many employees are victims and perpetrators of violent acts. Homicides have become the third leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States. Employers must endeavor to prevent the serious problem of workplace violence in an effort to protect employees […]

The AHCA: What Employers Can Expect

On March 6, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee, each released budget reconciliation bills. These pieces of legislation are part of the House Republican’s American Health Care Act (AHCA), the legislation designed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  On March 9, the recommendations cleared […]

Recruiting & Retaining Millennial Talent

Millennials are quickly taking over the workplace as the younger generations enter the professional workforce. Employers have struggled to understand what millennials look for in their professional careers and what will entice them to stay with the company. The challenge many employers face is how to recruit and retain this generation of workers. As job […]

Ways to Spot and Prevent an Eating Disorder

Only one in ten people with an eating disorder receives treatment, and 20 percent will die prematurely due to complications related to their eating disorder. February 26 through March 4 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Eating disorders affect about eight million women and one million men in the United States. People with eating disorders […]

The ACA Repeal Process Begins

On Jan. 13, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a budget resolution for fiscal year 2017 to begin the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The budget resolution does not itself repeal the ACA, but it does pave the way for Republicans to use special budget procedures to repeal and likely replace […]

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