When Was The Last Time You Updated Your Employee Handbook?

Employee handbooks are an essential part of effective HR management.  Handbooks are also an important risk management tool.  Since employee handbooks are not required by law, organizations may determine the best method and most effective means to communicate important HR-related information to their employees. An employee handbook should help reduce risk...

Upcoming Webinar- “Streamline Your Processes, Save Time and Money”

Please join us for a brief 20 minute webinar on February 4th  at 11:30 am. We will be showcasing our technology tools designed to streamline your processes for Benefits Management, Human Resources, and ACA Compliance into one, simple, easy-to-use system. This webinar we will highlight: Employee On-boarding Supervisor Training Online Benefit Enrollment and Cost...

Avoid IRS Reporting Penalties

The 6055 and 6056 tax filing has many employers up in arms for the upcoming tax filing. The increased penalty amounts announced in July are alarming. A single 1095-C form violation could result in a penalty of $500 per form, with no cap if the employer shows intentional disregard —...

DOL: “Audit Deficiencies Putting Plans and Participants at Risk”

The US Department of Labor recently released a report “Assessing the Quality of Employee Benefit Plan Audits.” In the report the EBSA (Employee Benefits Security Administration) revealed “serious issues with the current system.” According to Phyllis C. Borzi Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits Security “The existing patchwork of regulations...

Most Employers Unprepared for Health Care Law Reporting

The majority of employers have not yet implemented a strategy to comply with new reporting requirements under the Federal health care reform law that took effect earlier this year. According to a recent survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Equifax Inc. only 10% of 480 employers surveyed indicated that they already...

What the Anthem breach means to employers

  Insightful article by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, providing information  about the Anthem cyber-attack and what employers should do. On Feb. 4, Anthem announced a data breach involving the personal information of more than 80 million individuals resulting from what it characterized as a sophisticated, targeted cyber-attack. Group health plans may be affected because Anthem:...