Category Archives: Regulatory & Compliance Updates

RMSC Safety Sentinel – June 2017

Safety Sentinel – June 2017 Management Accountability for Safety Results Most organizations devote considerable time and effort in developing business plans that establish goals for revenue, production, quality and customer satisfaction among others. The development of business plans generally involves input from numerous individuals and departments. The plan details what role each department and individual […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – June 2017

Five Tips for Wet-Weather Driving Every year, an average of 5,748,000 vehicle crashes occur in the U.S., according to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). One of the top contributors to this statistic is inclement weather. Of the nearly six million vehicle crashes that occur in the U.S., weather-related accidents account for 22% […]

IRS Reduces Affordability Percentages for 2018

June 8, 2017 Announced in IRS Revenue Procedure 2017-36, for plan years beginning in 2018, employer-sponsored health plan coverage will be considered affordable if the employee’s required contribution for self-only coverage does not exceed 9.56 % of the employee’s household income for the year, for purposes of both the pay or play rules and premium […]

June 1, 2017 – Compliance Observer Alert – 2017 PCORI Fees

Applies to:  Self-Insured Health Plans, including HRAs & FSAs With the release of IRS Notice 2016-64, the IRS provided that the PCORI fee (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute fee) also called the CER fee (Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee) for plan years ending on or after October 1, 2016, and before October 1, 2017, is $2.26 per […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – May 2017

Bicyclists & Other Cyclist A total of 817 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2015. This represents a 13 percent increase from 2014 and the highest number of bicyclist deaths since 1995. In 2015, 88 percent of bicyclist deaths were those ages 20 and older. Deaths among bicyclists younger than 20 have declined 88 percent […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – May 2017

Safety Sentinel – May 2017 Beat the Heat – What You Need to Know About Heat Stressors When the body is unable to cool itself through perspiration, serious heat illnesses occur.  Two important heat-related illnesses include heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  If proper actions are not taken to treat heat exhaustion, the illness could progress […]

May 4, 2017 – Compliance Observer Alert – The American Health Care Act Passes the House

  May 4, 2017 The American Health Care Act Passes the House On May 4, 2017, the House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a vote of 217 to 213. This was a big step for House Republicans in fulfilling President Trump’s campaign promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – April 2017

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) along with a variety of public safety and law enforcement agencies across the nation are raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving this month. The NHTSA’s U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign will […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – April 2017

Safety Sentinel – April 2016 Fall Protection Basics Each year slips and falls are designated as a leading cause of serious injuries in the workplaces.  It only takes one mistake, one misstep, one lapse of judgement – the repercussions of a serious fall from elevation can last a lifetime or even take a worker’s life […]

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