September 22, 2017

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Upcoming Creditable Coverage Notice Deadline
-October 15

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires employers offering prescription drug coverage to disclose to all Medicare Part D eligible individuals the creditable status of their plan by October 15th each year.  The Creditable Coverage notice helps individuals make informed and timely decisions about whether and when to enroll in Medicare Part D […]

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September 8, 2017

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Health Care Reform Update
-Webinar Slides Available

The slides from this morning’s webinar on Health Care Reform are available here. Thanks to all who attended!

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August 15, 2017

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Affordable Care Act Penalties Are Still in Effect

When President Trump took office this January, he signed an Executive Order directing HHS and other federal agencies to “waive, defer, grant exemptions from or delay implementation of any provision or requirement” of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) “to the maximum extent permitted by law.” This Executive Order was touted as the first step in […]

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August 7, 2017

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When do you need a Missouri Class E Driver’s License?

To operate a vehicle for pay in the state of Missouri, you are likely required to carry a state-issued Class E driver’s license. Class E licenses are often referred to as a chauffeur’s license.   More specifically, you may need to carry a Class E license if you operate a motor vehicle for employment that: Carries […]

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August 4, 2017

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Dynamic Insurance, Cyber Security, and the Internet of Things

The internet of things is advancing rapidly, and frankly so is insurance. We can assure you that the heated debates in congress and confusing jargon won’t be going away anytime soon. In fact, it will probably get a lot more complicated, but insurance companies have their analytics department to lean on in these times of […]

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August 3, 2017

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Keep up-to-date on your immunizations. Talk with your physician about immunizations and what is recommended for you and your family. If you have a child age 6 or younger, find out which immunizations your child needs. Find out which immunizations adults and teenagers need. Use this chart for adults to see if you are up […]

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July 26, 2017

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Where is Health Care Reform Headed?
- Does anyone know?

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” – Back to the Future. (1985). Yesterday, the Mitch McConnell-led Senate voted to open debate on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the House of Representatives’ bill which repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act (ACA). During the ensuing 20 hour debate, Senators will consider and vote […]

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July 26, 2017

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Last Call for PCORI Fees
Due July 31

Self-funded medical plan sponsors must calculate and pay PCORI fees by July 31. Click here for details on which plans are subject to PCORI fees, how to calculate them and which IRS forms to use.

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July 18, 2017

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A Voice at the Table

The origin of Human Resources can be charted back to the industrial revolution. Then the Welfare Officer was tasked with overseeing workers’ wages and record maintenance.  Since that time, HR professionals have held a variety of titles including Labor Manager (1900s), Personnel Manager (1950s), Human Resources Manager (1980s), and finally HR Business Partner.  Wow, it […]

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July 14, 2017

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NSC State-by-State Report

The National Safety Council (NSC) is conducting a year-long project that rates each state within the U.S. on how well they prevent work-related injuries. This project called “The State of Safety: A State-by-State Report,” shows the strengths and weaknesses of 3 aspects of each state: road safety, home and community safety, and workplace safety. NSC […]

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July 12, 2017

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EEO-1 Reporting: Audit Now Could Save You from an Audit Later

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  (EEOC) requires all employers with at least 100 employees, federal government contractors and some first-tier subcontractors[1] to file an EEO-1 report annually. The filing deadline is usually September 30th but this year’s deadline has been extended until March 31, 2018. Why? For the first time, the EEO-1 report will require […]

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July 12, 2017

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OSHA Proposes to Delay Compliance Date for Electronically Submitting Injury Data

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed a delay in the electronic reporting compliance date of the rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, from July 1, 2017, to Dec. 1, 2017. The proposed delay will allow OSHA an opportunity to further review and consider the rule. The agency published […]

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