Yesterday, Vanner Insurance won second place in the medium-sized companies category at the 2018 Best Places to Work of WNY presented by Buffalo Business First. This is a very proud and important recognition for us, as the award was a great testament to the strong culture that exists at Vanner. Companies nominated for each category were ranked [...]
The IRS announced that the HSA family contribution limits for 2018 have changed from $6,900 to $6,850 as a result of the tax reform laws. This is important to communicate to employees as some have already contributed $6,900 into their HSA accounts. Please advise them that they must remove the extra $50 or adjust their contribution [...]
Dina Marinaro, our bonding and surety specialist was named
On January 8, our Benefits Manager went on WNY Living to discuss what the new laws mean for business in our area. For a better understanding of what PFL means for employers and employees make sure to check out these segments. Devereaux takes a deep dive into the changed regulations and answers the most [...]
Accidents and natural disasters can strike without warning, causing costly damage to your home, vehicles and personal belongings. When this happens, you will have to file an insurance claim in order for your policy to kick in and recoup your losses.
The Senate has now passed its version of a revamp to the tax code (H.R. 1). The legislation makes significant changes to many provisions of the code, including dramatic changes to corporate and individual taxation. The bill now goes on to a conference committee to reconcile differences with the bill passed by the House of [...]
Paid Family Leave is employee funded insurance that provides job-protected, paid time off to: Bond with a newly born, adopted, or fostered child; Care for a family member with a serious health condition; Assist loved ones when a family member is called to active military service abroad. Eligibility: Employees with a regular work schedule of [...]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) electronic reporting rule requires certain establishments to report information electronically from their OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301. Under the rule, the first electronic reports were due on July 1, 2017. However, on Nov. 24, 2017, OSHA issued a new final rule officially delaying the first electronic reporting [...]
Fraud of all kinds is prevalent across every type of construction project. While cases of construction companies defrauding their clients are the most reported, it is the companies themselves that often lose money to fraud perpetrated by employees, contractors, and partners. To protect themselves, businesses should be aware of the following most common fraud schemes: [...]
Proposed regulations will transfer control over key decisions from the federal government to individual states and insurance companies. The proposed regulations do not, directly, make significant changes to the health insurance coverages offered under ACA. However, they set the stage for such changes to occur in coming years.