Alex Napier, Author at IBTX Insurance

Fall Protection Gear Recalled: Stop Use Immediately

November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019   Pure Safety Group has issued a recall of fall protection gear. Pure Safety Group (PSG) has recalled Guardian Fall Protection and Web Device 3- Way Rescue and Retrieval Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL) units.   Continue reading here…

IRS Announces 2020 Health FSA Limit

November 7, 2019

  Benefits Brief November 2019   Open Enrollment Checklist For employers operating their group health plans on a calendar year basis, now is the time of the year to prepare for open enrollment with respect to group health and welfare benefits.  Typically, the focus is on evaluating the services and performance of vendors, renewing rates …

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Program

October 15, 2019

FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Program FMCSA has established an online resource for the commercial motor vehicle industry for next year’s CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse implementation program.   The agency recently announced a website, https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov, with information and answers to frequently asked questions.   Congress passed a mandate to establish the clearinghouse, and the final …

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Human Resources Bulletin – October 2019

October 15, 2019

Final Wage & Hour Rules The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule increasing the salary threshold for employees to qualify for the “white-collar” exemptions from overtime pay.  This new rule is expected to make 1.3 million more workers eligible to collect pay of one and one-half time their regular rate of pay …

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IBTX Moves North Texas Office Location

October 2, 2019

IBTX Moves North Texas Office Location   Addison, Texas, October 2, 2019 – Acrisure Agency Partner IBTX (ib-tx.com) moved its North Texas location on Friday, September 27, 2019 to the eye-catching Liberty Plaza II building in Addison, TX. The move provides IBTX with increased flexibility as the agency transitions to a remote workplace environment.   The …

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Medical Loss Ratio (MLR)

September 27, 2019

– October 2019 –   The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires health insurance issuers to spend a minimum percentage of premium dollars on medical care and health care quality improvement, which is intended to lower the cost of care. This percentage is known as “medical loss ratio” (MLR). In the large group insurance market, the …

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IBTX’s Lori Green Voted in as Recovery Resource Council Board Member

September 17, 2019

  North Texas, August 26, 2019 – Acrisure Agency Partner, IBTX’s Lori Green was voted in as a member of the board of directors for the Recovery Resource Council on Monday, August 26.  The Council has an extensive history of providing case management and behavioral health services to those seeking help with substance abuse, mental health …

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IBTX Hires Patrick Coyle as Risk Advisor

September 17, 2019

  Irving, Texas, 2019 – Acrisure Agency Partner IBTX (ib-tx.com) has hired Patrick Coyle as a Risk Advisor in the Dallas area. Patrick brings with him 10 years of experience in the commercial property and casualty arenas. His addition to IBTX strengthens the team’s experience, expertise and knowledge.   Patrick brings his expertise in the construction …

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