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Employee Spotlight: Tim Ayer

This month we’re highlighting our Employee Benefits Advisor and Investment Advisor Representative, Tim Ayer! We’ve asked him a few fun questions to get to know him a little bit better! What is your favorite aspect of your job?  The satisfaction created by helping people understand and navigate very complicated insurance and financial issues. Do you … Continued

How Apps are Changing the Way Employees Receive Mental Health Care | Ohio Benefit Advisors

Did you know studies convey that 20% of the population, or 1 in every 5 adults suffer from some sort of mental health condition? Mental health has become a substantially concerning issue in America’s workplace, and therefore a top priority in employee wellness. Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder cause workers … Continued

HIPAA Phase 2 Audits | Ohio Benefit Advisors

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) began a pilot program in 2012 to assess the procedures implemented by covered entities to ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). OCR evaluated the effectiveness of the pilot program and then announced Phase 2 of the … Continued

4 Easy Ways to Step Up Your Employee Wellness Program | Ohio Benefit Advisors

Employee Wellness Programs are a key factor in employee engagement and overall company success in today’s business world. Wellness programs are consistently evolving and changing as employee demands shift. Companies are constantly looking for new ways to engage and encourage their employees, preferably at a lower cost. Below are some effective and cost-efficient ways to … Continued

Finally, a New I-9 | Ohio Benefit Advisors

Since the current version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, expired on March 31, 2016, employers have been awaiting a new, updated form. On August 25, 2016, the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved a revised Form I-9. Consequently, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has 90 days to update the form … Continued

Striving for a Culture Change in Your Wellness Program (Part 1) | Ohio Benefit Advisors

Many of us have seen or heard about the various wellness programs referred to as “participation–based” programs. These participation-only programs continue to be the starting point for many organizations when they enter the world of workplace wellness. Participatory programs typically include a few individual and team-based activities, offer a level of electronic or onsite seminar … Continued

IRS Proposes New Section 6055 Reporting Requirements for Self-Insured Employers | Ohio Benefit Advisors

Employers with self-insured health plans are facing new Section 6055 regulations regarding the reporting of minimum essential coverage. The proposed regulation requires self-insured employers to report this information to the IRS on either Form 1095-B or in Part III of Form 1095-C, if the coverage is provided by an applicable large employer. Section 6055 reporting … Continued

Salary Considerations under the New DOL Standards | Ohio Employee Benefits

On December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) will implement changes raising the minimum compensation for exempt employees to $47,476 annually. While salary is just half of a two-part equation that includes a duties test of essential job functions, scrutiny is under way to analyze compensation and find solutions to avoid conflict with the … Continued

What is Essential? The Madness of Maintaining Job Descriptions Under the DOL | Ohio Employee Benefits

Your new position just got approved and, finally, that mission-critical headcount addition is green-lighted. Celebration ensues until the actual work of finding the ideal candidate begins. The first step is to get a job description. In some cases, a perfectly vetted position analysis and description may exist, one that captures the particulars and purpose of … Continued

What You Need to Know About Student Loan Repayment and the Millennial Workforce | Ohio Employee Benefits

Millennials account for the largest demographic in the workforce today, and by 2025 will make up 75% of our working population.  With new technologies, more people deciding to branch out and start their own businesses and telecommuting jobs becoming popular, it’s important for employers to understand how they need to adapt previous HR policies for … Continued

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