The past year has seen a number of new state and local laws covering a range of benefits-related areas. However, this legislative and regulatory patchwork has a downside for employers, who may find it increasingly difficult to deal with complying with the requirements of multiple jurisdictions.
PlanSource and Vanner Insurance Agency can bridge the gap between insurers and consumers with our custom storefront that stocks carefully selected products from leading insurance carriers and an easy-to-use benefits administration experience. This video takes a deep dive into Vanner's benefits administration and ACA platform has to offer you. Vanner Exchange Demo Video [...]
This years flu virus has ranked the most severe than recent years. Though the common cold and seasonal influenza share several symptoms, there are points of differentiation that will help you identify which you may have in order to seek proper treatment. The importance of noticing the difference is life or death - The flu can [...]
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 [...]
The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) remains on the books. And, in a significant new development, the IRS is poised to begin levying penalties on employers, under the ACA’s employer mandate, for 2015. These penalties may be significant and it we cannot anticipate any “relief” reaching back to 2015.
The proposed Tax Cut and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) has generated a number of big stories with big numbers, such as $1.5 trillion to lower individual tax rates and $1.5 trillion to lower corporate tax rates. But, also lurking in the 430-page draft, are many important “smaller” provisions that will affect the HR world.
President Trump has issued an executive order to encourage the use of alternative health coverages. The order seeks to expand the use of association health plans, short-term limited health coverage and health reimbursement accounts. The order could, over time, shake up health insurance markets – but, buyer beware.
ACA Update The past few weeks have been a wild ride in the U.S. health insurance marketplace, with new regulations, executive orders, and administrative pronouncements coming at a furious pace. In effect, in lieu of passing health care legislation, the Trump Administration seems to be doing everything possible to unravel the Affordable Care Act [...]
During the July 13th & 27th NYS Paid Family Leave seminars, we received numerous questions that needed further clarification. Below are the questions and answers received from either the carriers or our ERISA attorney. 1. Can a 66-year-old employee (actively at work) who is collecting SSI take PFL? The employee should file to be exempt [...]
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. The rule also requires OSHA to create a website that can be used to submit the required information. Under the rule, the first reports are due by July 1, 2017. [...]