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John Dalmata

John Dalmata is Benetech's VP of Operations, and manages Benetech's product development and customer experience.

By: John Dalmata

September 26th, 2018

Benetech Releases NYS Sexual Harassment Training Solution

HR

Benetech is excited to announce the launch of its NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Solution. In response to new state regulations mandating written sexual harassment policies and mandatory annual training, Benetech has developed an affordable series of webinar trainings through which employers can meet the new law’s requirement to complete annual training and train all new hires within 30 days of employment.

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By: John Dalmata

April 17th, 2018

Benefit Trend: The Rising Need for Caregiver Benefits

Smart Benefits | Healthcare

According to Gallup Poll research, 1 in 6 full or part-time working Americans also serve as a caregiver for a loved one. In most cases caregivers are unpaid, looking after an ailing parent or grandparent. For employers, this can have a significant impact on absenteeism and workforce productivity. A caregiver misses on average 6.6 days or work annually. The annual cost of caregiver absenteeism amounts to more than $25 million. As the baby boomer generation continues to age, even dedicated home care organizations are struggling to keep up with the demand. One local Albany home care provider shared that his growth problem has little to do with demand and everything to do with unavailable talent in the workforce. Nursing home or assisted living centers are cost-prohibitive, leaving families with little option but to take ailing and aging family members into their homes.

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By: John Dalmata

March 6th, 2018

Solution for Proposed NY Employee Scheduling Regulations

Human Capital Management

As of today the proposed NY Employee Scheduling Regulations are still pending, but Governor Cuomo’s prospective bill certainly has employers’ attention. The new regulation would require employers to extend call-in pay to employees when failing to give appropriate lead time before a shift or canceling shifts last minute. More specifically, the NY DOL proposed regulations state employees would be eligible for call in pay for the following situations:

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By: John Dalmata

September 5th, 2017

Are High Deductible Plans Hurting Your Wellness ROI?

Healthcare | HR Best Practices

Whether the goal is lowering medical claims, reducing absenteeism, or increasing employee morale, participation will always drive a successful wellness program.

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3 Most Common Mistake Employers Make When Offering Benefits

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

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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: 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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By: John Dalmata

January 30th, 2017

What’s the Difference Between HRIS and HCM Technology?

HR Technology

Alongside the advancements in HR technologies over the last decade has come a new cluster of terms: HRIS: Human Resource Information Systems HCM: Human Capital Management (Have also heard this term used synonymously with Human Resources Management Systems, or HRMS) While at face value they seem to be describing the same thing, there are definitely some differences. In this short blog, we've highlighted some of the essential differences between HRIS and HCM technology.

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By: John Dalmata

December 19th, 2016

With New Law, Stand-Alone HRAs Now Permitted for Small Employers

Healthcare Compliance

On December 13, 2016, the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law, allowing for small group employers not offering employer-sponsored health plans to offer stand-alone Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). The change is significant, given that most stand-alone HRAs have been prohibited by the Affordable Care Act since 2014. This new type of HRA, called a “qualified small employer HRA,” is effective for plan years starting on or after January 1, 2017. So, what’s this mean? Employers that currently do not sponsor a health plan may consider implementing a qualified small employer HRA in order to help employees pay individual insurance premiums or qualified medical expenses.

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Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.

Before you leave...

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.