Category Archives: Regulatory & Compliance Updates

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 […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – March 2017

Avoid Pothole’s and the Damage they Cause It’s a bumpy road out there — have you noticed? Across the nation, streets are riddled with potholes. And many drivers don’t realize just how much damage these irksome mini-craters can cause. AAA recommends the following measures to help protect vehicles from pothole damage: Inspect Tires — Make […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – March 2017

Safety Sentinel – March 2017 Forklift Safety Refresher Course From the traditional rider-forklifts to specialized order pickers, walk-behinds, and very-narrow-aisle lifts nearly every manufacturing and warehousing operation uses forklifts somewhere in the process to move materials within their facility.  Ensure safe forklift operations at your facility by adhering to the following guidelines spelled out below. […]

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