HR News

Each month we have a special HR & Benefits Newsletter that summarizes all the recent activity and provides you with links to a deeper analysis of any subject that catches your eye. Our HR professionals are available to handle your needs that are outside the scope of a newsletter.

HR Newsletter – November 2013

In this Issue

  • 2014 Retirement Plan Limits
  • Changes to “Use it or Lose it” Rule for Health FSAs
  • Health Care Reform Myths vs. Facts
  • FAQs Regarding Holiday Pay and Time Off
  • Social Security Benefits to Increase in 2015




HR Newsletter – October 2013

In this Issue

  • High Deductible Health Plans May Cover Preventive Services with No Deductible
  • New Guidance on Health Care Reform Rules for HRAs and Other Arrangements
  • SHOP Online Enrollment Delayed Until November
  • Planning for Workplace Emergencies
  • Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses: Recent Agency Updates
  • Model HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices Now Available


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HR Newsletter – September 2013

In this Issue

  • October 1st Deadline for Employers to Provide Required Exchange Notices
  • Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Prompts Federal Agency Guidance
  • Paying Employees: 3 Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
  • Provide Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notices by October 15th


HR Newsletter – August 2013

In this Issue

  • Health Care Remains High on List of Employer Provided Benefits
  • Health Care Reform “Pay or Play” Requirements Delayed Until 2015
  • Interviewing Do’s and Don’ts
  • 5 Tips for Serving Healthy Foods at Workplace Meetings
  • 401(k) Plan Administrators May Reschedule Annual Disclosure to Employees



HR Newsletter – July 2013

In this Issue

  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Part of Defense of Marriage Act
  • Delay Finalized for Employee Choice of Health Plans in SHOP Exchanges
  • First PCORI Fees Due by July 31st for Employers SPonsoring HRAs and Other Self Insured Plans
  • 5 Guidelines for Protecting Employees from Heat Stress
  • Changes to Wellness Programs Coming in 2014


HR Newsletter – June 2013

In this Issue

  • New Model Forms: Health Insurance Exchange Notices and Revised COBRA Election Notice
  • 2014 Contribution Limits and Minimum Deductibles for Health Savings Accounts
  • NLRB ‘Employee Rights’ Poster Rule Invalidated by US Court of Appeals
  • Q&As Address Cancer and Other Specific Disabilities in the Workplace
  • Workplace Dress Codes – 3 Dos and Don’ts for Employers


HR Newsletter – May 2013

In this Issue

  • New Summary of Benefits & Coverage Template for 2014
  • Key Employer Choice Feature of SHOPs Delayed until 2015
  • Unpaid Internships: What Employers Need to Know About the FLSA
  • 5 Tips for Keeping Stress at Work in Check
  • Reminder: Employers Must Use New Form I-9