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Using Technology to Tackle Payroll, HRIS & Benefits

11/30/18
Health & Benefits

When it comes to payroll, employee management, and benefits administration, having the right tools that have 100% of the functionalities YOU need is a dream that rarely comes true.  We can assist with vetting through options that work best with your accounting software, human resource guidelines, and business operations.  We have partnered with a few platforms that can do one or all of the jobs you require your payroll and benefit administration software’s to do, and our hope is that we can arrive at or at least dangerously close to that “100%.”

The New Hire Process

10/22/18

While many times hiring a new staff member means bringing in a person with prior knowledge and experience of the job you have hired them to do, they will still need help learning the daily routine of your office culture and operations. However, you may be hiring someone with little to no work experience up to this point. Perhaps they’re a new college graduate, an employee coming out of a large position change, or even someone simply moving into a higher position who needs a bit of help figuring out how to go about what they are expected to do day-to-day. This brings us to the point that best shows a need for a comprehensive new hire process; no one, unless they are moving positions internally, will truly understand the expectations for the position and company culture from day one.

Fiduciary Planning: A Checklist

10/15/18

We are an advocate for our clients providing clear and comprehensive advice, emphasizing plan education, risk mitigation and plan growth in order to meet our clients’ long-term objectives. We understand that business owners are busy running their companies and not in the business of running a retirement plan. The Department of Labor has come down hard on retirement plans with new rules and regulations, putting more liability on the business owners and plan sponsors. Our goal is to not only create a healthy retirement plan for employees, but to also protect our plan sponsors from unnecessary risk and liability by offering a comprehensive fiduciary outsourcing solution.

Handbooks 101: The Important Questions

10/08/18

Having a properly made and maintained employee handbook can be essential to creating and instilling a strong cultural foundation within your organization. However, too many times, handbooks fall onto the backburner, and who can blame us? When tasks, requests, and paperwork start piling up on desks it’s easy to forget to keep an updated handbook, or worse, pass it off as something to get to when someone, hopefully, remembers to get around to it. Perhaps it’s time to start making handbook maintenance a top priority, it may seem like a small piece of your organization’s culture but remember, this is an employee’s first introduction to what you want the core of your organization to rest upon.

Succeed Risk Management Center

10/02/18

Succeed Risk Management Center aims to tackle the delicate balance between providing new, more effective, ways to manage risk and exposure, while also saving you and your company money. The Risk Management Center allows you to reduce risk alongside enabling employee safety by helping you create effective risk mitigation programs that are both cost-effective and easy to use, ensuring that your dollars go that extra mile.

The Big Three: ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation

09/24/18

The three-strand cord of ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation is not one that can be easily unwound. Trying to remember which law is applicable to the situation at hand can make the head of the most knowledgeable HR professional swirl; however, understanding the fundamentals of each law will keep you and your organization out of hot water. Let’s begin, shall we?

PCORI Fee Deadline Just Around the Corner

06/20/18
Health & Benefits

The Affordable Care Act requires health insurers and sponsors of self-funded group health plans (including health reimbursement arrangements) to pay a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee for each year from 2012 to 2019.  The PCORI fee for plan years that ended in 2017 is due by July 31, 2018.

Benefits Bulletin: Federal, State and Local Family and Medical Leave Laws

03/28/18
Health & Benefits

Certain employers are subject to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).  In addition, many state and local governments are adopting family and medical leave laws.  Sorting out which laws apply and how they interact is challenging.

Federal FMLA

Benefits Bulletin: Federal, State and Local Family and Medical Leave Laws

03/28/18
Health & Benefits

Certain employers are subject to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).  In addition, many state and local governments are adopting family and medical leave laws.  Sorting out which laws apply and how they interact is challenging.

Federal FMLA

Trump Issues Executive Order on Healthcare

10/13/17
Health & Benefits

On October 12, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order on healthcare.  The operative provisions of the order relate to association health plans (AHPs), short-term limited duration insurance (STLDI) and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs).  While the order does not have any immediate impact on existing law or regulations, it directs the federal regulatory agencies (the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services) to consider drafting new regulations that could ultimately have significant impact on health insurance markets. 

 

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