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Reasons for Debit Card Declines at the Merchant Point of Sale

No one expects their benefit debit card for FSA, HRA, and/or HSA to decline when they use it; however, there are many reasons why this can happen. Most Frequent Valid Decline Reasons for the FSA, HRA, and/or HSA Benefit Debit Card: The card has not been activated or has been suspended. The card has no […]

BASIC Appoints Robert Hayes as New President & CEO

Portage, Michigan. – January 8, 2018 – BASIC (Benefit Administrative Services International Corporation) today announced  Robert Hayes will serve as the new President and  Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2018. Hayes  most recently served as Executive Vice President and Partner at BASIC, primarily responsible for the western division (BASIC pacific).  Robert brings more than 15 years […]

Reducing Your Company’s Bottom Line: Dependent Eligibility Audits

Rising costs make health care into a make-or-break issue for many businesses, especially smaller ones. In fact, recent figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest that 57% of workers at firms hiring 100 employees or fewer have less access to employer-sponsored healthcare. And because the Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded dependent eligibility to 26 […]

Terminations without Consideration: The Fifth of Five Common FMLA Mistakes

Terminating FMLA eligible employees can have destructive consequences if not handled properly. Employers need to be absolutely certain about the minutiae of terminations in these situations. How closely an employer follows FMLA regulationsduring an employee’s leave is also important. In terminating an FMLA employee without consideration, an employer runs the risk of violating the Americans with […]

New Form I-9 Is Now Mandatory

New revisions to employment eligibility verification went into effect on September 18, 2017. Form I-9 will help you verify your employees’ identities and employment authorizations while clarifying timelines for certain I-9 processes: Section one must be completed no later than the first day of employment; formerly the completion timing read, no later than the end […]

Use Family-Friendly Benefits to Attract and Retain Key Employees

Family-friendly benefits are a new concept to attract and retain key employees. Companies in the past often offered “family days,” like the annual company picnic, but today’s companies go much further in their efforts to help employees with dependents manage their complex schedules. Make Kids Welcome Some offices welcome small children, especially on days when […]