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  • Health Care Costs Still Rising, According to Annual Survey

    Each year, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust conduct a survey to examine employer-sponsored health benefit trends such as annual deductibles, plan enrollment, and health and wellness programs.
  • Workplace Implications of the #MeToo Movement

    Before we begin, lets agree that perhaps the worst venue for vitriol-laden political debate is our shared happy space, fondly referred to as Human Resources. And while taking partisan positions in said space, is highly discouraged from a best-practices…
  • American Manufacturing Continues to Grow at a Good Pace

    The American Supply Management Institute points out in its September 2018 Report on Business that “economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September and the overall economy grew for the 113th consecutive month.” There are shortages of workers…
  • DOL Issues Opinion Letter on No-Fault Attendance Policies and FMLA

    The Department of Labor (DOL) issued Opinion Letter, FMLA2018-1-A on August 28, 2018. This letter looks at the interplay between the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and an employer’s use of a no-fault attendance policy.
  • Medicare

    Medicare can be confusing. The Fedeli Group is beginning an educational series to update plan sponsors and employees on this overwhelming, yet important, benefit. This article is the first in the series, answering several questions you may hear from your employees. Look…
  • Department of Labor Issues New Family and Medical Leave Act Forms

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Wage and Hour Division, released a new set of notices and certification forms for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The new forms were issued on September 4, 2018. Three new forms can be found on the DOL website at: https://www…
  • Freeze Your Child's Credit to Prevent Identity Theft

    Your child's financial identity may be enticing identity thieves. Not only is your child's clean slate tempting enough but many years down the road your child's going to try and get credit. What if during those years between adolescence and adulthood, an…
  • About Association Health Plans

    You may have heard about Association Health Plans but what are they and how can you benefit from them? This article answers the many lingering questions being asked by organizations looking for creative healthcare options. Click the link below to learn how your…
  • FDA Threatens to Pull Flavored E-Cigarettes, Citing 'Epidemic' of Teen Use

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently took a firm stance against e-cigarettes and vaping. The FDA commissioner called the trend of teen vaping an epidemic after a recent poll showed that levels of youth e-cigarette use increased 900% over just four years. To…
  • New York Sexual Harassment Training Deadline Moved back to October 9, 2019

    As you’ve likely heard by now, the State of New York recently passed sweeping legislation, requiring all employers (with employees in the State) to: adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy and provide an interactive training that includes: