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Flu and Your Workplace

  Flu can be a big disruption for business. Employees who are sick may need to take time off to recover and may not be as productive when it comes to getting work done. In addition, symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, …

New employer tax credit for paid family and medical leave available for 2018 and 2019

IR-2018-191, Sept. 24, 2018 WASHINGTON — Today the IRS announced that eligible employers who provide paid family and medical leave to their employees may qualify for a new business credit for tax years 2018 and 2019. In addition, eligible employers …

ACA Deadline Extension by the IRS for Tax Year 2017

The IRS has published Notice 2018-06 regarding an ACA deadline extension for employers and providers to issue Form 1095-C to eligible employees for Tax Year 2017. This extension is automatic and will not require any submitted request. The deadline to distribute employee …

Have a Successful Open Enrollment with SMS for Communication

As your open enrollment period comes around, it’s time to increase open enrollment awareness. When you want to get your employees signed up for the benefits they deserve, you need to communicate effectively. Sending out emails to your workforce isn’t …

Play or Pay Penalty Notices Are Coming

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has started the process of levying penalties on employers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer shared responsibility provision. Often called the employer mandate or play or pay, the ACA provides for the IRS to …

Play or Pay: Is Your Health Plan “Affordable” for 2018?

The Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility provision—often called the employer mandate or “play or pay”—requires large employers to offer health coverage to their full-time employees or face a potential penalty. (Employers with fewer than 50 full-time and full-time-equivalent employees …

CityBusiness selects 2017 Best Places to Work

We couldn’t be more excited to make this list. Here is the full article and list of honorees: “New Orleans CityBusiness has selected the honorees for its 15th annual Best Places to Work special publication and event. To compete, companies …

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Telemedicine – What You Need to Know!

For this installment of The Daly Show, Meghann King joins us to talk about the fast-growing telemedicine (or telehealth) industry. Tune in to find out more about this new approach to care delivery:

The New Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC)

As open enrollment season approaches, employers and their advisors are getting ready to use the new Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) format required under federal rules. The basic rules have been in place for several years, but 2017 is …

What are pay-per-use Health Insurance plans?

As health care costs continue to rise, level funding and self-funding are becoming a more and more attractive option for smaller companies. Technically speaking Benefit Administration Group uses level funded health insurance and insurance captives as the funding mechanisms for each pay-per-use health …

Human Resources Q & A of the Day

Question: We’ve hired a new employee and have agreed to reimburse their COBRA premium until they become eligible for our insurance. They provided us with proof (copies of checks and invoices) that they paid a 3rd party administrator for their COBRA …

Small Business Insurance Options: Fully Insured Vs. Self-Insured Vs. Level Funding Plans

For those of you who haven’t heard, level funding is the next big thing in small business insurance options.  But how do you know if it’s right for your company?  And if you decide it’s a good solution, what is …