Compliance Updates

This is our one-stop resource for all compliance news, updates, changes, and general information that impacts employer benefit plans. As part of our partnership with United Benefit Advisors, we are supplied with regular compliance-related communications, which we continually post here to serve as a library and reference for important benefits news. Whether it’s ACA news, labor law updates, or COBRA and HIPAA developments, we’ll have the information here and available for employers.

Giving Thanks in the Office

While our personal lives may offer plenty of opportunities to give thanks, it's also important to make a habit of it in our professional lives, according to an article in the Cobb Business Journal. Few people in a study cited expressed gratitude for their work, and...

All Three Generations Need Income Protection

The top three workforce generations are Baby Boomers, Generation Xers and Millennials. These generations range from being born in 1946–1996, which is a 50-year difference from the first Baby Boomer to the last Millennial. Even with the large age gap, all of these...

8 Ways to Relate to Time as a Realist

Productivity and time management expert Julie Morgenstern believes people can be grouped two ways when it comes to time management: Time realists and time optimists. Time realists consider how long things take and what is going on in any given day. Time optimists are...

Tri-Agency Proposed Rule on Health Reimbursement Arrangements

The Department of the Treasury (Treasury), Department of Labor (DOL), and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (collectively, the Departments) released their proposed rule regarding health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and other account-based group health...

Be the Boss You Want to See in the World

An article in the Harvard Business Review suggests that the traits that make someone become a leader aren’t always the ones that make someone an effective leader. Instead, efficacy can be traced to ethicality. Here are a few tips to be an ethical leader. Humility tops...

Choosing the Right Flexible Benefit for Employees

Trying to decide which of the many employer-sponsored benefits out there to offer employees can leave an employer feeling lost in a confusing bowl of alphabet soup—HSA? FSA? DCAP? HRA? What does it mean if a benefit is “limited” or “post-deductible”? Which one is...

Making a Remote Team Work

In a tight labor market, a candidate’s potential commute can make a job more or less attractive. HumanResources reports that a quarter of employees surveyed had left a job because of the commute. When looking at just Millennials, the number jumps to one third....

Do you have a choice of where you will be taken care of?

If something should happen to you or one of your employees today that required Long Term Care, do you, or they, have a choice in where the care is received?  Seventy percent of us will need long term care once we reach age 65. Consequently, it’s not IF we will need...

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