Allows Health Reimbursement Benefits Without Having to Install a Group Health Plan Thanks to a recently enacted provision in the 21st Century Cures Act, companies are now allowed to use Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) to compensate employees who buy their own insurance. This new law is especially good news for small and mid-size businesses who
Landing great people is key to any company’s success and profitability. Yet, according to the Aberdeen Group, 79 percent of companies are experiencing a shortage of highly skilled workers. With the job market heating up as we enter 2017, your business could be in for a challenging stretch. Fortunately, there are things you can start
The IRS has announced two measures to ease Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements for applicable large employers (ALE) this year. The first measure extends the due date for distributing to employees the 2016 Form 1095-B, (Health Coverage), and Form 1095-C, (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer Coverage), from January 31, 2017 to March 2, 2017. This extension
On July 14, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law an Act Relative to Housing Operations, Military Service and Enrichment (“The HOME Act”). Massachusetts has previously required that employers provide leave to military veterans wanting to participate in Veterans Day or Memorial Day exercises, parades, or services in their communities of residence. Previously, employers
What makes someone switch payroll providers? Such a difficult and daunting process would have even the most seasoned HR professional thinking twice. Between implementation and training, something inevitably falls through the cracks.