Monthly Archives: March 2013

Proposed regulations implementing the 90-day waiting period

March 25th, 2013

March 24, 2013 On March 18, 2013, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury (the "Departments") issued proposed regulations implementing the 90-day waiting period limit under health care reform....

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BASIC Announces Matt Steffic as St. Louis Regional Director

March 19th, 2013

BASIC is pleased to announce our national expansion into the St. Louis market. Matt Steffic, HR and Payroll industry expert, will be bringing a broker-centric philosophy as Regional Director to area businesses and Insurance Agents/Brokers. Matt has been an invaluable part of the BASIC team for seven years, bringing hands-on experience from the FSA, COBRA, HRA, HSA, and Payroll departments into his consultative selling approach. His clients nationwide...

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Catching up with: Michael Stoddard, co-founder of BASIC, in Portage

March 19th, 2013

Catch up with Mike Stoddard in this MLive article. ...

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NAIFA Partners With Agency-Management System

March 19th, 2013

"According to Bret Spinks, Vice President of Marketing for BASIC Guru, the product allows an agency to distinguish itself in today's highly competitive marketplace without having to make a huge investment." Continue reading this article which highlights BASIC Guru. ...

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Tax-Code Changes Coulde Take Weeks to Hit Paychecks

March 19th, 2013

"'We've never had this kind of payroll cut before. It's outside the box, and we have to make sure the software can handle it,' said Jim Bolek of Basic Payrolls Plus in Grand Rapids, Mich., which processes paychecks for about 9,000 employees of small and midsize businesses."...

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Bush’s tax cuts: How did they affect you?

March 19th, 2013

"Susan Yetter recalls vividly the day in March 2001 when President George W. Bush came to Western Michigan University and declared that the U.S. budget surplus "is the people's money, and we ought to trust them with their own money." Continue reading to learn what BASIC's Chief Operating Officer, Mike Stoddard, had to say about the tax cuts and the effect on our local economy. ...

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FMLA: 20 Years Later… What Do You Think?

March 13th, 2013

Originally intended "to balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of families," the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed into law in 1993. With 2013 being the 20th Anniversary of the FMLA, the Department of Labor surveyed employers and employees nationwide. They concluded "that the FMLA continues to make a positive impact on the lives of workers without imposing an undue burden upon employers....

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New FMLA Regulations and What It Means For Military Families

March 13th, 2013

For military families, caring for an injured service member or arranging alternative childcare when a spouse is deployed can present difficulties, however, the FMLA intends to ease such burdens. For airline flight crew employees with unique work schedules, the proposed rules allow greater access to the benefits of the FMLA and a special method of calculating leave. While this article mainly covers changes pertaining to military families, please...

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Employer Mandate

March 5th, 2013

From an employer’s perspective, this is most likely the most feared aspect of Health Care Reform. In fact, the overwhelming majority of our Health Care Reform-related questions to date in 2013 have covered this topic. So the purpose of this article is to answer some of our most commonly asked questions surrounding the Employer Mandate...

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