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Small Business Workplace Trends for 2018

By: Laura Butler, February 9, 2018

Each year, our team of advisors identify trends emerging in the workplace. And since many challenges are unique to small businesses, we’ve outlined several trends we see coming to fruition in 2018.

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Sorting Through the Noise of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

By: Katy Stowers, December 21, 2017

December 20 was a big day in Washington and across the country with the passage of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The controversial legislation passed both houses of Congress strictly along partisan lines, and President Trump is expected to sign it in the coming days.

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Required Annual Compliance Notices for Employees

By: Kelly Eckman, November 28, 2017

As the majority of employers head into open enrollment season, it’s important to look at a few year-end compliance reminders to try to stay ahead of the game. Even if you operate a non-calendar year plan, these items are important and should be addressed before the year is over.

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Pay or Play: Is Your Health Plan "Affordable" for 2018?

By: Katy Stowers, October 26, 2017

The Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility provision—often called the employer mandate or “play or pay”—requires large employers to offer health coverage to their full-time employees or face a potential penalty. (Employers with fewer than 50 full-time and full-time-equivalent employees are exempt.) Large employers can avoid the risk of any play or pay penalties by offering all full-time employees at least one group health plan option that meets two standards: It provides minimum value and it is affordable.

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Don't Miss These Important Benefit Compliance Deadlines

By: Kelly Eckman, June 8, 2017

It’s that time of year again when schools are dismissing and summer vacation is on the brain. It would be nice if benefits compliance could take a break for the summer too, but unfortunately, that isn’t the case. One of the biggest mistakes we see clients make is missing important filing deadlines.

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