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Snapshot: Less than 50% satisfied with comp & benefits

09/11/2018
Most U.S. employees are satisfied with their jobs and employers. Other than vacation leave, however, fewer than half are positive about pay and benefits.

Association health plans are small business option

09/11/2018
Billed as an alternative to health insurance required by the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Labor has issued regulations allowing small businesses—including sole proprietors with no employees—to band together to form association health plans.

Sell employees on benefits of HDHP/HSAs

08/14/2018
As you evaluate your health insurance options for the upcoming benefits year, you may be considering whether to offer high-deductible health plans, coupled with health savings accounts. HDHP/HSAs are a combination that can save big bucks for employers and employees alike.

IRS releases 2019 inflation adjustments for HDHP/HSAs

08/14/2018
The IRS has announced the 2019 inflation-adjusted figures for high-deductible health plans and health savings accounts.

Workers’ comp claims get expensive when more than one employer is involved

08/08/2018
The Minnesota Supreme Court has clarified the conditions under which an attorney representing an injured worker can obtain additional attorneys’ fees.

No unemployment for man who wanted to beat up boss

07/31/2018
A Pennsylvania judge has refused to grant unemployment benefits to a former employee who was fired for challenging his supervisor to a fist fight in the parking lot after work.

Employee passed on second-chance offer? That may rule out unemployment benefits

07/10/2018
Sending an employee home following a dispute or workplace error with instructions to think about the event doesn’t count as a discharge—it’s a second chance. Failing to return to work afterward then becomes a resignation, thus disqualifying the employee from receiving unemployment benefits.

Snapshot: Uninsured rate is rising again

07/10/2018
The percentage of working age Americans without health insurance is the highest it has been since 2013.

3 states require individual mandate reporting

07/10/2018
Some states have initiated their own individual mandates—which require most residents to have health coverage—in an effort to stabilize shaky state insurance markets.

Texas Supreme Court: FMLA leave doesn’t bar unemployment

06/27/2018
The Texas Supreme Court has decided someone on unpaid FMLA leave may be eligible for unemployment benefits.
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