Q4 Quarterly Compliance Recap 2019

December 27, 2019
Over the past quarter, we’ve seen many important employee benefit compliance updates hit the news. To keep you up to date on the latest legislative updates, here is your quarterly compliance recap! Simply click the legal alert titles to read the full story or watch a short recap video.... Find out more »

Safe Workplaces Start with Implementing a “Safety Culture”

December 23, 2019
Worker commitment to safety is proportional to the degree of management understanding, involvement and communication. If your safety program is based solely on reducing reported accidents and injuries or compliance with OSHA regulations, your safety and loss control program will never be... Find out more »

Congress Passes Spending Bill that Repeals Three Major ACA Taxes, Extends PCORI

December 19, 2019
Updated December 21 to reflect that the bill has been signed into law. On December 20, 2019, the House and Senate, with the final signature from President Trump, passed a bipartisan legislative package of spending bills to avoid a government shutdown.  This package of bills is collectively... Find out more »

6 Workers Compensation Regulation Trends to Watch in 2020

December 17, 2019
The expansion of presumption laws is just one of the predictions made by speakers at a recent workers’ comp conference. Medical billing fraud, presumption laws, drug formularies, medical marijuana, magic mushrooms and opioids are expected to command the attention of various state and... Find out more »

Are Your Workplace Policies Up to Date about Vaping?

December 16, 2019
The popularity of vaping is sending some employers scrambling to craft workplace policies governing the use of electronic cigarettes. Vaping is when users puff electronic cigarettes — also called e-cigs, vaporizers and electronic nicotine delivery systems — to inhale an aerosol that... Find out more »

8 Ways Robots and AI Are Impacting Workers’ Comp

December 11, 2019
impacting nearly every sphere of our lives and our businesses, including workers' compensation. You may already be aware of some of these innovations. Some of them may already be impacting your workers and saving your firm money. But some may surprise you. 1   Exoskeletons in... Find out more »

When is Indemnity Health Insurance an Acceptable Alternative to a Fully-Insured Plan?

December 6, 2019
Here’s a look at the advantages and disadvantages. Many employers offer employees access to indemnity health insurance as a way to fill gaps in their health coverage. Now, as heath care plan costs increase, some employers who are priced out of the cost of traditional major medical coverage... Find out more »

Updates on the Automobile Technology Revolution

As technology makes cars safer and more efficient, there are bumps in the road. Here are a few of the latest ones. Cars to Start Talking to Other Cars The auto industry has made great strides with vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, linking cars, roadside beacons and traffic lights to... Find out more »

IRS Extends Deadline for Furnishing Form 1095-C, Extends Good-Faith Transition Relief

December 2, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Notice 2019-63, which extends the deadline for furnishing 2019 Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to individuals from January 31, 2020 to March 2, 2020.  The Notice also provides penalty relief for good-faith reporting errors and suspends the requirement to... Find out more »

A Quick Guide to Renters Insurance

In a sense, renters insurance is homeowners insurance — without the building. If you rent a house, flat or apartment, you are not typically responsible for insuring the building. But most other features of homeowners insurance do apply to your situation as a renter. Like homeowners... Find out more »