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Voluntary benefits for self-funded plans

For employers looking to better manage their health care spend and still provide comprehensive coverage for their employees, voluntary benefits have risen in popularity with businesses of all sizes and industries.

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EEOC issues sample wellness notice

For employer sponsored wellness programs, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has posted a sample notice to help companies comply with their obligations under a recently issued Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rule.

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Forms 1095 due to employees by March 2

Employers with more than 50 employees (or fewer than 50 if they sponsor a self-funded health plan) have until March 2, 2017, to provide employees a copy of the IRS-required Form 1095. The original deadline was January 31. The deadline for filing with the IRS has not changed.

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Top 5 employee 401(k) questions

With the new year, employees may be considering how to save more money and often times that includes bolstering their retirement savings.

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Employers look for answers to rising drug costs

Rising faster than both wages and the cost of living, drug prices continue to surge and a slowing-trend appears unlikely. The double-digit prescription drug increases now account for approximately 21% of total employer insurance benefits, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Employers and...

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Are you in compliance?

We’ve all heard the saying, “hindsight is 20/20”.

Meaning, it’s easy to know the better course of action to take after something has already occurred.

So while learning the hard way not to leave a pair of shoes alone with a puppy may not result in any serious repercussions, there are instances...

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Release of new 2017 Form W-4

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released its 2017 version of Form W-4.

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[Infographic] Obamacare Penalties for 2017

Well, there's good news and bad news. First, the good news.

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2017 open enrollment deadlines approaching

Open enrollment season is upon us and the deadlines to choose a 2017 healthcare plan will be here before we know it.

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3 common payroll challenges & how to solve them

Running and managing a business is not for the faint of heart. Day-to-day HR responsibilities, complying with fluctuating regulations and growing reporting requirements can drain in-house resources. Stir in payroll and accounting duties and you can have a recipe for meltdown.

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