Monthly Archives: July 2012

New Version of BASIC Guru

July 23rd, 2012

For Immediate Release New Version of BASIC Guru Enables Agents, Brokers, and their Employer Clients to Simplify Compliance with New SBC Requirements   BASIC Guru, a web-based agency management platform, facilitates the distribution, access, and tracking of Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) documents within branded benefits portals. Portage, MI — July 23, 2012 —...

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Are You Prepared for a COBRA Audit?

July 18th, 2012

After nearly a decade, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued updated COBRA Audit Guidelines. Following the Department of Labor’s increase in examining COBRA compliance, the IRS is preparing to look at compliance with a new level of scrutiny.  Learn how BASIC’s COBRA Administration reduces your risk and frees valuable time and resources, allowing you...

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The Necessities of a Safety Manual

July 16th, 2012

Employers are responsible for providing a safe workplace environment for their employees free from harm, health hazards, harassment, etc. Enforcement of workplace safety compliance is an issue that has gained increased attention from federal and state governing agencies. According to the federal Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), an effective safety and health program can save...

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Five Common and Avoidable FMLA Mistakes

July 16th, 2012

Below are five mistakes that Chris Stoddard, BASIC’s FMLA Specialist, commonly sees with FMLA administration. Each of these mistakes can lead to undesirable consequences. With the proper precautions these mistakes can be avoided. 1. Not recognizing FMLA. It is a misconception that the employee has to request FMLA specifically. In fact, the employer has the...

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Business Values and the ‘Baby Boomer Effect’

July 16th, 2012

It has been estimated that in the next five years or so, more than $5 trillion in value of small businesses will be changing hands. In the next 10 to 15 years, the estimate rises to $14 trillion. The main reason driving this is, of course, the aging of the Baby Boomer population in the...

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