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Helping New Managers and Supervisors Succeed

November 7, 2014

  Helping New Managers and Supervisors Succeed   November 7, 2014 – Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly – Proverb. From birth we began our lives wiggling aimlessly just to learn what our little arms and legs were for. Wiggling aimlessly eventually became sitting, crawling, and standing …

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The Major Impact of Proposed EMR Changes

October 20, 2014

  The Major Impact of Proposed EMR Changes   October 20, 2014 – Everyone who is involved with Workers Compensation Insurance is very familiar with the Experience Modification Rate (EMR). This article is to advise you about some possible changes that will be made to the EMRs, and how these changes could financially impact your company. …

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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Updates

June 1, 2014

  Affordable Care Act (ACA) Updates   By: Cindy Brenke, Risk Advisor – Employee Benefits June 1, 2014 – As the 2014 implementation of the Affordable Care Act is upon us in full force, how familiar are you with some of the recent changes to the legislation? Our goal at IBTX is not only to …

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Federal Government Announces another Delay for Employee Mandate

March 10, 2014

  Federal Government Announces another Delay for Employee Mandate   March 10, 2014 – On Feb. 10, 2014, the Treasury Department, in regulations outlining the Affordable Care Act, announced another delay to the employer health care mandate. Companies employing between 50 and 99 full-time workers will now have to comply with the mandate to offer employees …

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OSHA Toughens Temporary Worker Safety Stance

April 30, 2013

  OSHA Toughens Temporary Worker Safety Stance   April 30, 2013 – An initiative to help protect temporary workers from workplace hazards was announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The agency said it’s taking action after reports of temporary workers suffering fatal injuries. The effort includes a memorandum …

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IBTX Perpetuation Planning: The Seven Step Exit Planning Process

February 15, 2013

  IBTX Perpetuation Planning: The Seven Step Exit Planning Process   February 15, 2013 – There are many tools available to help individuals get into business, but few that help them get out. The Exit Planning Process is a customized comprehensive approach to designing and implementing a business owner’s successful exit from his or her …

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DOL Audits are a Reality

February 1, 2013

  DOL Audits are a Reality   February 1, 2013 – For at least two years, there has been speculation in the insurance industry that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) would be increasing audits of all size business for Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) compliance. In January, the DOL began sending audit letters …

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Ewing vs. Amerisure: How Quickly Things Change

January 15, 2013

  Ewing vs. Amerisure: How Quickly Things Change   By: Art Briseno, CPCU, AIC; Director of Operations – Agency Risk Manager, Claims January 15, 2013 – We have all heard the old saying in Texas “if you don’t like the weather wait a minute it will change”. This old saying also applies to court cases …

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