Live Well, Work Well – August

Strengthen Your Core with Plank Exercises Core muscles are one of the most active muscle groups in the body. Whether you are typing, putting on your shoes, vacuuming or playing basketball, you are engaging your core muscles in some capacity. Because you use core muscles for so many activities, it is important to keep them…

Benefits Bulletin 3rd Quarter 2015

Abercrombie Discrimination Case On June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who was denied employment by retailer Abercrombie & Fitch for wearing a headscarf, or hiijab, because of her faith. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) vs. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. (Abercrombie) became a high-profile religious discrimination case,…

Health Care Reform Bulletin – Penalties Increased for Section 6055 and Section 6056 Reporting Violations

Health Care Reform Bulletin – Penalties Increased for Section 6055 and Section 6056 Reporting Violations The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created new reporting requirements under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Section 6055 and 6056. These new reporting rules require certain employers to report information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on the health coverage offered during the…

Know Your Benefits – Reporting Social Security Numbers to Your Health Insurance Company

Reporting Social Security Numbers to Your Health Insurance Company Recently, your health insurance company may have requested your Social Security number, as well as the Social Security numbers of your spouse and your qualifying dependents. Due to a new reporting requirement, you will need to report qualifying health coverage (referred to as “minimum essential coverage”)…

HR Insights -FMLA Administration Outsourcing

FMLA Administration Outsourcing The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that allows eligible employees to take unpaid leave for a variety of personal circumstances. Due to the numerous regulations and complexities of the FMLA, administering FMLA leave can be a daunting task for many HR departments. In an effort to make…