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  • Cyber attacks in a cyber world!

    In a world that is moving so fast sometimes we don’t see the obvious and cyber thieves know it.  Don’t succumb to their trickery and become a statistic.
  • Social Media-What Rights do Employers Have?

    There are many concerns employers have when it comes to employee use of social media. It is part of today’s culture and employees are going to be active users of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. But when an employer feels that an…
  • Life Expectancy Isn't Improving-Here's Why

    Life Expectancy Isn’t Improving - Here’s Why The National Center for Health Statistics released statistics late last year indicating life expectancy has fallen two years in a row. For women, life expectancy has remained stable the past two years at 81.1 years.…
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Celebrating 25 years

    Twenty-five years ago this month, then President Bill Clinton signed into law a bill that requires certain employers to provide unpaid medical leave to employees who qualify. It was an important step in granting American workers comfort that they did not have to worry…
  • Pharmacy Trends

    With the beginning of the new year, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) are beginning to release 2017 data, along with forecasts for 2018. Express Scripts recently released their “2017 Drug Trend Report.” With this report, Express Scripts provides insight into…
  • Healthcare Implications of Anti-Government Shutdown Bill

    After a brief government shutdown, President Trump signed the Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 (ECAA). The bill included provisions that suspend or delay three health-care related taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act.
  • Benefit Limits for 2018

    The IRS recently released the 2018 cost-of-living adjustments for certain plans. The table below compares the 2017 limits to the new 2018 limits for affected plans.
  • Compliance Alert: Employee Benefit Changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

    On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed what is popularly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) (the “Bill”), overhauling America’s tax code for both individuals and corporations and providing the most sweeping changes to the U.S. Tax Code…
  • Compliance Alert: Penalty Letters From The IRS Are Arriving

    Many Applicable Large Employers (ALE’s) have already received Letter 226J from the IRS that indicates their proposed assessment of a penalty under the Employer Shared Responsibility provision of Section 4980H of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • Compliance Alert: U.S. Department of Labor Announces Proposal to Expand Access to Healthcare Through Small Business Health Plans

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to expand the opportunity to offer employment-based health insurance to small businesses through Small Business Health Plans, also known as Association Health Plans.