Learn about today's top trends in employee benefits, risk management, HR and other areas that impact your bottom line. We not only discuss the top trends but also include supporting materials and resources to help your organization succeed.
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D&O liability can have many — and sometimes unexpected — causes. This article will help you know what to look out for and manage your risk.
Employee financial well-being can impact your bottom line now more than ever — studies show it reduces stress, improves health and can have a positive ripple effect across your organization.
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Many employers don't realize how educating employees about healthcare can help improve wellness, boost productivity and reduce health plan costs. This article will provide some simple steps for enhancing your wellness program.
In our 2018 MarketPulse, we examine trends that are having the greatest impact on how organizations operate — and what they mean for you. These issues are likely to touch almost every employer in some way, and preparing for them now will keep you moving forward into the future. We'll be addressing the invasive impact of the opioid epidemic, skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs, cyber risk, financial well-being programs and other employee benefit strategies.
NEW for 2018. Find supporting materials at AssociatedBRC.com/MarketPulse so you can learn more about these trends and tap into the right solutions to help your organization succeed. And don't miss our new emerging trends section — promising tactics and strategies that are yet to become universally adopted, but that should be on your radar.
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Many employers, especially multi-state employers, have been bogged down by the myriad laws and ordinances springing up throughout the country related to paid sick and family leave. The New York Paid Family Leave (PFL) law is one of many such benefits. PFL is a benefit for people who perform work in the state of New York, regardless of where an employer is headquartered or where an employee lives. While PFL coverage became effective on January 1, 2018, some employers are still unaware that they are subject to the law.
Regardless of your company’s size or mission, the legal costs associated with a D&O lawsuit can be crippling for both an organization and its leadership. To complicate matters, D&O liability can come from a variety of sources, and claims can arise without warning. While D&O insurance provides a last line of defense for organizations and their leadership teams, the best way to protect against D&O claims is to avoid them altogether. Understanding the main sources of D&O liability can go a long way in avoiding costly legal action.
More organizations today are striving to offer employees "simplified" healthcare, and this shows they recognize the importance of providing easy-to-use tools in easy-to-understand language. When employees have adequate health literacy, and understand how to navigate their own healthcare landscape, what usually follows are safer, healthier and lower-cost outcomes.
In the time since we published an article on the Cadillac Tax in November of 2017, the Cadillac Tax has been delayed again. This time, as part of the spending bill signed January 22, 2018, the Cadillac Tax has been delayed until 2022.
Two recently discovered security flaws could allow hackers to bypass regular security measures and obtain normally inaccessible data. The flaws, referred to as Meltdown and Spectre, are both caused by design flaws found in nearly all modern processors. These vulnerabilities can be exploited to access all of the data found in personal computers, servers, cloud computing services and mobile devices.
Although every business has unique workplace hazards, many businesses also share common pain points that threaten employee safety and can lead to costly Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations. OSHA recently released its 10 most frequently cited violations during its fiscal year 2017. This list of frequently cited violations may help you identify common pain points in your workplace.
The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes effective on May 25, 2018. The European Union (EU) enacted these rules to create uniform data protection rules for all member states. In its view, a unified set of rules and standards would allow EU citizens more control over their personal information. The new rule will also have a global impact on any company that offers goods or services to EU residents or monitors their behavior (e.g., tracking their buying habits). The ruling will impact U.S. firms that collect, store or process EU customer data.
This archive has been updated to reflect changes made by the IRS in the Form 1095C and instructions for 2017.
We receive questions from employers almost daily on how to comply with these complex reporting requirements in various common (and unusual) situations and scenarios. To help with those questions, we have created 25 different ACA reporting tips for employers to use as guides when completing their Forms 1094C/1095C. These tips address some of the most common ACA reporting issues employers face, including helpful hints, tips and samples of completed Forms 1094C/1095C.
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