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Benefits & Insurance

Health Insurance Options May Expand for Small Businesses

By Benefits & Insurance, Employment Law, News

The U.S. House of Representatives recently took action to make it easier for small businesses to offer employee health coverage through association health plans (AHPs). These plans, which offer businesses and other association members access to more affordable insurance plans than they can procure individually, have long been appealing but not widely available. If this bill passes the Senate and the President signs it into law, all that may change for the better. On March…

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Closing Out the Year

By Benefits & Insurance, Best Practices, Employment Law, Hiring

As you’re wrapping up the year, I’m sure you’re making your end-of-year to-do list and checking it twice. There are numerous HR tasks to manage and strategies to consider at the year’s end. Affordable Care Act compliance and reporting, preparation for compliance with new state or federal regulations, succession planning and compensation strategies are just a handful of items on the larger list of year-end activities. It can certainly be overwhelming, but the more organized…

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Big Firms = Big Benefits, but What About the Little Guys?

By Benefits & Insurance, Employment Law

You may have heard earlier this month that Netflix announced that their employees who are new moms or dads may take off as much time as they’d like during the first year following their child’s birth or adoption. With this, Netflix has joined other major companies like Google and Facebook, who have implemented generous parental policies that are vastly different than the mandatory parental leave policies of most other companies in America. Under the Family…

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Is Navigating Health Insurance Making You Feel Sick?

By Benefits & Insurance, Employment Law

A person is hired by a company and the new employee’s compensation package includes both wages and an employer contribution toward a group health plan. Along comes the Affordable Care Act and premiums skyrocket. The employer, not covered by “pay or play” due to it’s number of employees, drops the group plan and informs the covered employees that if they need coverage they will need to purchase individual plans on their own. Should the employer…

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