Humor in the Workplace

HUMOR IN THE WORKPLACE Humor has a place in the office, but only if you know when and where it belongs. In fact, humor and laughter can increase productivity and positive feelings about your job, help you bond with co-workers and may even make monotonous tasks more enjoyable. Benefits of Workplace Humor The following are…

ERISA Compliance FAQs

ERISA Compliance FAQs: Reporting and Disclosure Rules The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for employee benefit plans maintained by private-sector employers. ERISA includes requirements for both retirement plans (for example, 401(k) plans) and welfare benefit plans (for example, group health plans). ERISA has been…

HR Brief September 2018

CTE Programs Earn $1.2 Billion in Federal Funding Career and technical education (CTE) programs earned a huge win in July when President Donald Trump re-enabled a major source of their funding. The bill President Trump signed reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act—last authorized in 2006—and amends the legislation to make its…

Compliance Bulletin

Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before Oct. 15, 2018 Each year, Medicare Part D requires group health plan sponsors to disclose to individuals who are eligible for Medicare Part D and to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) whether the health plan’s prescription drug coverage is creditable. Plan sponsors must provide the…

Know Your Benefits

Open Enrollment Tips   Making wise decisions about your benefits requires planning. By selecting benefits that provide the best care and coverage, you can optimize their value and minimize the impact to your budget. Many people get tripped up when asked to select benefits for themselves and their families because these decisions can be complicated, and…

HRconnection

HRconnection is a virtual assistant designed for our clients and their employees needs. This portal stands out with a variety of levels and customization you can choose from including the ability for a paperless enrollment platform, streamline boarding, and centralized communication. You can choose from a basic site that allows you to view information and…

Memory & A Healthy Diet

MEMORY AND A HEALTHY DIET There are certain foods that can increase the chances of keeping your brain healthy as you age. If you want to remain mentally sharp as you age, consider adding the following foods to your diet:   Click here here for the full article.

HR Brief

Ageism: Are Your Employees Affected? It turns out 60 percent of older employees feel discriminated against due to their age, according to a report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). However, only 3 percent of those employees say they submitted a formal complaint about age discrimination. The EEOC report says this indicates underreporting of…

Benefits Buzz August 2018

Association Health Plans Expansion The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released a final rule that gives small businesses more freedom to join as a single group to purchase health insurance in the large group market or to self-insure. These arrangements are called association health plans (AHPs). Click here for the full article.