HR BRIEF -September 2017

HR Brief -September 2017 Revisions Snapshot The following are only some of the changes made to the Form I-9:  Changed the name of the Office of Special Counsel for ImmigrationRelated Unfair Employment Practices to its new name, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section.  Removed “the end of” from the phrase “the first day of employment.”…

Benefits Buzz-September 2017

Benefits Buzz-September 2017   HIGHLIGHTS  The Senate rejected a skinny repeal bill, effectively ending their 20-hour debate period on ACA repeal and replacement legislation.  As a result, the ACA remains current law.  The Senate may choose to reintroduce its skinny repeal bill, or some other ACA repeal and replacement, in the future.…

Live Well, Work Well Newsletter-

Live Well, Work Well Newsletter-September 2017 3 Tips to Help Make the First Day of School Less Stressful After a summer of sleeping in and doing things on their own time, the morning alarm and school bell can be a tough transition for students going back to school, as well as their families. The first…

KNOW YOUR BENEFITS

Know Your Benefits What is Caregiving? Caregiving is the process of providing care to sick, disabled, or elderly friends and family. Although some people seek aid from paid caregivers, most receive their care from loved ones to avoid additional financial burdens. The average caregiver is middle-aged, between 35-64 years old. However, caregiving can occur at…

EOB’s Today in History!

Today in History-August 22nd International Committee of the Red Cross. Established on August 22nd, 1863, the ICRC operates worldwide, helping people affected by conflict and armed violence and promoting the laws that protect victims of wadr.

ACA COMPLIANCE

ACA Compliance IRS CONFIRMS ACA MANDATE PENALTIES STILL EFFECTIVE   The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Chief Counsel has recently issued several information letters regarding the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual and employer mandate penalties. These letters clarify that: Employer shared responsibility penalties continue to apply for applicable large employers (ALEs) that fail to…

Fact File July/August

Fact File July/August Burden of Inpatient Safety and Adverse Outcomes An estimated 223,204 patient safety adverse events occurred among 38,345,099 civilian inpatients in federal fiscal year (FFY) 2015, a rate of about 6 events per 1,000 inpatients. At the national level, we estimate that the following maybe attributable to the 13 potentially preventable patient safety…

Benefit Buzz – August

Benefit Buzz – August HIPAA Cyber Attack Response Checklist The DOL plans to revisit the overtime rule and use a lower salary threshold. However, in the meantime, the DOL asked that the court validate its authority to determine salary thresholds to be used in future rules. It is uncertain what the new threshold might be.…