Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Human Resources Department of the Future

May 30th, 2013

Guessing what’s ahead seems to be the current reality for Human Resource departments. As HR Professionals diligently work to understand the complexities of healthcare reform while continuing their normal work functions, interesting predictions for the future of HR have gained everybody’s attention. HR departments may become smaller as advancing technology and increased employee participation in...

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FSA Mobile App Demo

May 30th, 2013

It’s Easy and Convenient Save time and hassle while you make the most of your BASIC FSA benefits account. Check balances, transactions, claim details and submit claims with a photo of your receipt....

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Optimized Mobile Web Access Now Available for HRA participants

May 30th, 2013

BASIC is pleased to announce that Mobile Optimized Access is now available for the Flex and/or HRA account(s). With added simplicity and security, Plan Participants may now view their account information via a Smartphone or tablet. The process is easy – simply log into: https://hrbenefitsdirect.com/BASIC  (this is the same site currently used to access the...

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Remember GINA? EEOC Settles First Case Alleging GINA Violation

May 29th, 2013

Remember GINA? Enacted in 2008, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or applicants because of their genetic information (including family medical history) and restricts employers from requesting such information. Genetic information includes: Information regarding an individual’s genetic tests The genetic tests of family members of the individual The manifestation of...

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Is Work a Laughing Matter?

May 23rd, 2013

It’s been said that laughter is a survival skill in the often intense atmosphere of the workplace. Surely that seems obvious, but don’t underestimate the power laughter has to promote physical and mental health – key ingredients for a high performing workplace. Laughter boosts the immune system, lowers stress hormones, decreases pain, relaxes muscles, prevents...

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HSA Limits Announced for 2014

May 21st, 2013

IRS has just issued Revenue Procedure 2013-25, which provides the 2014 cost-of-living contribution and coverage adjustments for HSAs, as required under Code Section 223(g). Most contribution limits and the out-of-pocket amounts have been increased for 2014. The deductible amount limits have not changed. HSA Contribution Amounts 2013           2014  Coverage Levels $3,250       $3,300   Individual $6,450       $6,550   Family...

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Top 10 Most Common Employer Violations of FMLA

May 21st, 2013

“Top 10 most common employer violations of FMLA” as identified by the Department of Labor (DOL). Failure to notify the employee of FMLA rights. Failure to notify the employees that leave counted towards the employee’s 12-week entitlement. Counting FMLA leave against the company’s absentee policy for disciplinary purposes. Taking disciplinary action against employee for using...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BASIC Expands HR, FMLA & Payroll Solutions in Ohio and Florida

May 14th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BASIC Expands HR, FMLA & Payroll Solutions in Ohio and Florida Portage, MI – May 14, 2013 – Leveraging twenty-four years of experience, BASIC has strengthened its position as a national HR industry leader by becoming majority partner of NEO Administration Company and acquiring the consumer driven health portion of Workable Solutions....

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Buried in Tax Paperwork? What Can You Throw Away?

May 7th, 2013

Once you file your 2012 tax return, you can clear away some of the paperwork cluttering up your files. But save essential records that can protect you during an IRS audit, help you collect a future refund or assist you with filing next year. What records do you have to keep and which ones can...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – BASIC & NEO

May 6th, 2013

BASIC & NEO Administration Company Deliver Strengthened HR, FMLA & Payroll Solutions Portage, Michigan – May 6, 2013 Leveraging twenty-four years of experience, BASIC has strengthened its position as a national HR industry leader by becoming a majority partner of NEO Administration Company in Akron, Ohio. BASIC’s guiding principle “People Helping People” aligns perfectly with...

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