Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Benefits of Outsourcing Health Care Administration

December 28th, 2015

When it comes to health care administration, employers require expert administrative analysis to navigate the ever-changing health care environment. There are numerous health plan types and associated abbreviations that create complex burdens on employers, especially as new compliance regulations and health plan changes are introduced every year. The benefits of outsourcing health care benefits such...

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Perceived Retaliation Can Put Your Company in Hot Water

December 28th, 2015

If an employee lodges what you consider an unwarranted complaint about a supervisor at your company — possibly about you yourself — it’s natural to feel some resentment. But matters can quickly go from bad to worse if, after filing the grievance, that employee believes he or she is being retaliated against. Employees who seem...

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Paid Sick Leave Policies Becoming Mandatory for Some

December 10th, 2015

With cold and flu season kicking in, it’s likely that many of your employees will be hit with one of these illnesses — though they might not call in sick. While many employers offer some form of paid sick leave, an estimated 43 million American workers lack any time off with pay during illness, according...

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2015 Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Small Businesses

December 10th, 2015

Virtually all small business owners are frustrated with our current tax system. In fact, five out of today’s Top 10 small business concerns relate to state and federal tax issues, according to the Small Business Problems and Priorities survey released by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), a small business advocacy group. Small businesses...

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Form 5500 Filing Requirement for Employee Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

December 10th, 2015

Plans with more than 100 participants on the first day of the plan year must file Form 5500 with the Department of Labor (DOL) each year whether funded or unfunded. Funded plans must file regardless of the participant count. An unfunded plan is one in which benefits are paid solely from the general assets of...

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