Recent News

With an unlimited number of sources publishing HR related news it can be difficult to keep the facts straight. BASIC strives to deliver simple, easy-to-understand, and timely industry news/updates. From legal advice, regulation updates, and interesting interactive resources – we have you covered!


 Recent News



BASIC Expands East Coast Presence with Acquisition of COBRA Administration & Health Services, Inc.

October 3rd, 2017

PORTAGE, Mich., Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – BASIC (Benefit Administrative Services International Corporation), the country’s leading provider for third-party employee benefits administration, is pleased to announce the acquisition of COBRA Administration & Health Services, Inc. Established in 1989 and headquartered in Portage, Michigan, BASIC has grown into one of the largest third party administrators in the nation with

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BASIC Announces the Release of HR Assist®

September 27th, 2017

BASIC is proud to announce the release of HR Assist®, our fantastic new service that helps employers lighten their workload, manage risk, and reduce liability. As the newest addition to our roster of services, HR Assist® continues the tradition of utilizing BASIC’s high level of expertise to improve HR administration for employers of all kinds.

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Certification Errors: The Third of Five Common FMLA Mistakes

September 27th, 2017

Huge issues can arise when FMLA certification mistakes are made. Due to the complicated nature of the FMLA, it’s easy to make these mistakes and can be extremely hard to fix them. Some of the most common certification mistakes include: approving an employee’s leave when their illness is not actually covered under the FMLA, approving

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What Employers Should Know About Disability Coverage

September 27th, 2017

As an employer, you want to offer fair coverage to all your valued employees. After all, if someone is injured or ill, you want to be sure they aren’t worrying about their job while they recover. That’s where several types of disability insurance as well as federal and state programs come into play. Each offers

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New DOL Rule is Gone for Good

September 27th, 2017

In 2016, the Department of Labor decided to radically raise the minimum salary for overtime consideration. But at the last minute a federal judge temporarily blocked it. Everyone waited to see what would happen: would there be a new ruling? Would the DOL appeal? On August 31, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant made that temporary

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EEO-1 Report Pay/Hours Worked Changes on Hold

August 30th, 2017

On August 29, 2017 the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) halted the EEOC’s proposed EEO-1 Report changes after a review of the data collection requirements pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act.  OMB issued an immediate stay of the EEOC’s collection of pay and hours worked data from covered businesses, which are estimated to

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Know the EEOC: Employment Opportunity for All

August 22nd, 2017

Discrimination in the workplace can be a very sensitive topic to bring up. We’ve all heard of various laws the government creates to keep places of business fair, and most of our jobs tell us about or make us watch videos about workplace equality when we first start. And that’s just the beginning. To get

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Important Changes to the Term “Fiduciary”

August 22nd, 2017

Recent changes to the definition of “fiduciary” have grown to include those who offer guidance on investment options to health savings account (“HSA”) and individual retirement account (“IRA”) holders. With the new regulations, if an employer provides guidance to employees regarding their investment options, such as pushing one option over another, the employer can now

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Direct Manager Involvement: The Second of Five Common FMLA Mistakes

August 22nd, 2017

An employee’s manager becoming involved in an FMLA situation can be liability for an  employer. Handling FMLA cases involves a set of complicated regulations that, if not followed properly, can lead to very serious consequences. When an employee’s manager is involved in FMLA proceedings the employer dramatically increases the risk of being out of compliance.

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BASIC Named One of the Top 25 HR Technology Solution Providers

August 22nd, 2017

 CIO Applications included BASIC on their 2017 list because of their extremely diverse portfolio of HR offerings. CIO Applications magazine is a publication dedicated to offering comprehensive information on the latest technology trends. In their June issue they published their list of the top 25 HR technology solution providers of 2017. Organizations included on the

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