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The AHCA: If at First You Don't Succeed

May 5, 2017

The opponents of the ACA scored the political equivalent of a first down on Thursday when the House of Representatives passed an amended version of the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”). This highly publicized and politically charged legislation is the proposed first step to repealing and replacing the ACA.

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Trends, Benefits, Compensation, Compliance, Health Care Reform, Human Resources

Workplace Trends for 2017 [Video]

January 6, 2017

It’s that time of year again when we share the workplace trends we see emerging for employers. While there’s some uncertainty going into 2017—like a new president—the best plan will be to stick with what we know works: Working with a multi-year strategy and adjust to course alterations as they come. It’s about thinking big picture, being strategic, and embracing design thinking when it comes to your people and business strategies.

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Culture, Trends, Benefits, Compliance, Well-Being, Human Resources

Top 10 Blogs from 2016

December 30, 2016

It's hard to believe 2017 is almost here! This year has been quite crazy with many surprising twists and turns.  Proposed changes to FLSA legislation. Insurance companies dropping out of the Individual Marketplace. Trump elected as president. The list could go on.

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Benefits, Compliance

The Ins and Outs of Health Savings Accounts

October 25, 2016

With many employers moving to high deductible health plans (HDHPs) to control plan costs, many employees are gaining access to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for the first time.

HSAs are a hot topic in the benefits world these days. Whether you’re new to HSAs or looking for a refresher, you will find some key questions and answers regarding the ins and outs of HSAs below.

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Benefits, Compliance

Affordable Care Act Reporting Requirements

August 23, 2016

It seems like employers just finished up year one of reporting to the IRS on Forms 1095-C and 1094-C, but it’s already time to look ahead to year two. While most reporting rules stayed the same, it is important to once again familiarize yourself with the basics on Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting to ensure your organization is in compliance. This is especially important for organizations who may have grown to over 50 employees in the 2015 calendar year and are now required to report. Similarly, those organizations with between 50 and 100 employees were not subject to penalties for the 2015 plan year, but will be subject to penalties going forward. That means it’s even more important to stay on top of this.

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