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By: Jason Barnes

August 17th, 2017

25 Sayings that Indicate You Need a New Health Plan Strategy

Healthcare Compliance | Smart Benefits

Applying yesterday’s health plan strategy to today’s market can produce some rotten emotions around renewal season. If you find yourself or your staff murmuring one or more of the following, you might be ripe for considering a new health plan strategy.

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By: John Dalmata

August 16th, 2017

IRS Confirms ACA Mandate Penalties Still in Effect

Healthcare Compliance

Dropping a quick update to clarify some recent confusion regarding the state of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Employer and Individual Mandate penalties.

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By: Marissa Dalmata

August 10th, 2017

10 Low Cost Benefit Ideas That Employees Love

HR Best Practices | Smart Benefits

Founder-enthusiasm can fuel a business, but sooner or later you need greater incentives than high-fives and no-shave Fridays to attract the talent you need to grow. But with the rising costs of healthcare, it’s getting harder to offer attractive benefits, especially when you’re just emerging from a startup phase. While employer-sponsored health insurance still ranks in the top 3 most important employee benefits, more employers are looking to affordable ways of enhancing their benefits packages. Here are 10 low cost benefits to consider when looking to gain an edge in the competition for top talent.

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By: Matt Ingold

August 3rd, 2017

3 Things to Avoid When Designing Your Health Plan

HR Best Practices | Smart Benefits

Quote, Select, Communicate, Enroll—a broad overview of the traditional process for delivering employer-sponsored health coverage. It worked in the past, but have shifting market conditions made this traditional purchasing model obsolete? It certainly hasn’t gotten easier for employers or employees, who, according to a recent study by Aetna, claim that picking health insurance is a greater challenge than parenting. That wasn’t always the case—something has changed. For today’s new market conditions, here are 3 things to avoid when designing your next health plan.

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By: Matt Ingold

July 5th, 2017

When Not to Pay NY Paid Family Leave Benefits to an Eligible Employee

NY Paid Family Leave

Short blog with a quick question and answer as we continue to provide NY Paid Fmaily Leave resources and information to employers. Let's get to it. There are several circumstances outlined in NY Paid Family Leave (PFL) legislation noting when the benefit is not payable to eligible employees. These include: Any time an employee is receiving full disability benefits under a claim for workers’ compensation, volunteer firefighters or volunteer ambulance workers’ benefits. That being said, if the employee is receiving partial disability payments, the amount of family leave benefits combined with the benefits under those laws may not exceed the employee’s average weekly wage (or state average weekly wage, whichever is lower). To an employee not employed or who is on administrative leave from his or her employment. To an employee currently receiving sick pay or paid time off from the employer; and For any day in which the claimant works at least part of the day during the same working hours as those for which family leave benefits are claimed. For more employer insights on navigating NY PFL regulations, read our blog, Employer Responsibilities for NY Paid Family Leave.

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By: Jason Barnes

June 29th, 2017

Employer Responsibilities for NY Paid Family Leave

HR Best Practices | HR Technology

Given the release of the final regulations for NY Paid Family Leave (PFL), and the optional deduction period starting on July 1, 2017, there’s been an uptick in chatter about the new benefit. New regulations mean new policies, admin responsibilities, and reporting requirements…and new stress. The number one question from employers: “What do I have to do?” In talking with various legal counsel and reading up on the regulations, the honest answer at present is, “We don’t fully know.” However, there appear to be a few concrete responsibilities that are falling on employers, especially those with self-insured disability insurance. Here’s what we’re finding so far.

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By: Matt Ingold

June 8th, 2017

Are You Preparing for the NY School Business Official Drought?

HR Best Practices

“How many?!” I said in shock. I was sitting at the table preparing to deliver a presentation to a group of School Business Officials and administrators at their 2017 Training Conference (NYSASBO), and my friend and moderator, Steve Zautner, Business Manager of North Colonie School District, hit me with the stat. “You heard me right,” Steve assured, “In the next 5 years, 50% of NY State’s School Board Officials are expected to retire.” Wow! Without a doubt, this mass exodus of talent and experience is going to have an impact on schools across the state. If this proves true, school boards will be left with three options:

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By: John Dalmata

May 22nd, 2017

Must-Have Payroll Features When Managing Union Employees

HR Technology

For employers processing payroll across one or more collectively bargained union contracts, maintaining an accurate payroll week-to-week can be a laborious task. With different pay rates, shift differentials, deductions, and overtime rules, payroll and HR departments can become inundated with collateral spreadsheets and scratch-note calculations. For employers seeking a more audit-proof and scalable solution to process payroll across their collectively bargained employees, here are some helpful technology features to investigate.

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We detailed everything you need to know about Affordable Cart Act Software in one easy to digest whitepaper and feature checklist. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.