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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.

Snapshot: CDHPs’ volatile growth, 2014 – 18

06/26/2018
The percentage of employers offering consumer-directed health plans fluctuates dramatically.

Health and wellness perks help attract and retain staff

06/26/2018
Employers are responding to today’s tight job market by offering better health and wellness benefits, according to new research released by the Society for Human Resource Management.

Noncompete violation means no unemployment

06/26/2018
When an employee is fired for violating the terms of a noncompete, he won’t receive unemployment compensation because he committed willful act of wrongdoing, which bars benefits. It doesn’t matter if the employee’s supervisor was involved in the breach.