Bukaty Blog

What employers need to know about workers' compensation

While employers have a legal obligation to provide safe workplaces, accidents are inevitable. Workers’ compensation laws mandate that workers’ compensation insurance is offered by nearly all employers in nearly all states. This type of coverage was designed to be the only actionable recourse...

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EEOC issues guidance on vaccine religious accommodations

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance to employers for religious accommodation requests from employees regarding mandatory vaccines, specifically the upcoming COVID-19 vaccination mandate. Employers should not only anticipate these requests, but prepare a...

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CDC approves booster shots

Amid the murkiness of the highly anticipated Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) rules regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for private employers with 100-plus employees, uncertainty around potential booster shots is also circulating. 

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VESSA aims to help domestic and sexual violence victims

The Missouri legislature recently enacted the Victims Economic Safety and Security Act (VESSA), aimed at providing job protection for employees who are victims of domestic or sexual violence. Missouri employers with 20 or more employees must include a notice to new hires informing them of their...

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Fiduciary liability insurance provides protection for the unexpected

Benefit plan sponsors can be held personally liable for mismanagement of an ERISA-qualified plan. Fiduciary liability insurance can provide protection.

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Utilize nontraditional training to keep employees sharp

Training employees is good for your bottom line and can be done virtually now. Online training was growing in popularity prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, but recent social gathering concerns have quickened that growth. There are several benefits to instructor-led virtual training.

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Pandemic underscores importance of technology

With tens of millions of employees working from home in recent months, employers experienced first-hand the importance of technology to keep operations moving. Even though travel and face-to-face meetings came to halt, technology supported many business processes remotely.

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Minimize cyber attack damages

The security of your business is dependent on each employee recognizing cyber scams and risks and responding appropriately. Most successful hacks occur due to human error, and these data breaches come at a high cost, so don’t take the chance. Proactive protection is critical.

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Not all accountants are the same

Accountants are not one-size-fits-all, and you want the experience and expertise that best fits your business’s needs. It may seem simple, but your business needs change day-to-day. An accountant who is a tax specialist, may not be proficient in financial reporting.

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3 ways to save time managing flex account claims

There are several advantages to tax-free benefit accounts such as health savings accounts (HSAs), flexible spending accounts (FSAs) or health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). These accounts provide participants more direct involvement in their health care, but involvement doesn’t have to mean...

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BUKATY PODCAST

Episode 12: Enrich your company's HSA benefits

Uncover the hidden benefits of health savings accounts (HSAs). Our in-house expert reveals why HSAs are the fast-growing employee benefit.

Episode 11: Regulation changes to know in 2020

Our compliance officer recaps the more significant regulatory from 2019 that will affect your business in 2020. 

Episode 10: Lower costs with a dependent audit

Verifying plan membership is valuable to your company's bottom line. As much as 10% of dependents on your plan could be ineligible for group coverage! Learn more about conducting a dependent audit in your organization.

Episode 9: Make open enrollment a breeze

Bukaty experts share their thoughts on how to avoid open enrollment complications. Planning and communication are key.

Episode 8: Avoiding employee lawsuits

Discover how your business could be at risk for lawsuits, and learn strategies to minimize your chances of getting sued. Our podcast guest shares HR tips you won’t want to miss.

Episode 7: Management training is more important than you realize

Don't leave your managers untrained and unprepared. This episode explores the importance of training your company leaders and how it can be detrimental to your business if you don't.

Episode 6: A benefits package for all ages

Rather than limit your company to an outdated one-size-fits-all benefit package, explore customized, generationally based benefit options for your employees. Each generation has different benefit preferences and Bukaty has the technology and benefit lineup to cater to their needs.

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