Cultivating Company “Alumni”

Why are employers establishing processes to maintain ties with their former employees? Why are company “alumni” of value to you?  Source of Market Knowledge, Intelligence, New...

FORM 5500: CHANGES ARE COMING!

The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed revisions to the Form 5500 reporting requirements. Most will be effective with the 2019 plan year, with some...

TELEHEALTH: Employers Are Getting on Board

Employers are adding Telehealth services to their benefit packages at a rapid pace as they seek to provide cost-effective, quality health care to employees and their...

IRS: Pre-Tax Dollars OK for Identity-Theft Benefits

Employers can now use pre-tax dollars to provide an additional workplace benefit. Preferential tax treatment is now permitted for employer-provided identity-theft benefits, even if the...

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program

An extension of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program was recently signed into law. The WOTC program is a tax incentive program designed to...

Affordable Care Act Employer Notice Program Begins in 2016

What is the employer notice program? The ACA requires each Health Insurance Marketplace (including federally facilitated Marketplaces and state-based Marketplaces that use the healthcare.gov platform) to...

Private Health Exchanges: Worth a Look?

Private health exchanges are not new to the health care marketplace. However, they have evolved from a resource for retiree medical benefits to an employer...

HPID Number Requirement Delayed for Large Employers

Previously, we reported that the Affordable Care Act requires large health plans (annual receipts above $5 million) to obtain unique health plan identifier numbers (HPIDs)...