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OSHA Reporting Changes: Employer Checklist | Ohio Employee Benefits

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued sweeping changes to record-keeping and reporting rules. Starting in 2017, employers with as few as 20 employees may be required to electronically report workplace injuries and illnesses on an annual basis, and the information from those reports will be searchable, by employer name, by any member … Continued

Adoption of Private Insurance Exchange Products on the Rise, But Employers Demand More Flexibility

With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in full swing, private insurance exchanges are picking up steam among midsize employers (those with 50 or more employees) that desire to offer a competitive benefits package and “a new way to buy insurance.” However, the solutions available to employers in this underserved mid-market are limited … Continued

Delivering Participant Materials

Delivering Participant Materials Brought to you by: http://www.hr-benefit.com HR Benefit Advisors, Ltd. (585) 777-4114 gmink@hr-benefit.com The Department of Labor (DOL) requires that participant notices and other plan information (“disclosures”) be provided in a way that is reasonably calculated to ensure delivery to all plan participants. The Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) typically follows … Continued

HR leaders rate ACA concerns as a lower-tier issue

New research from a North American sample of HR leaders finds that the Affordable Care Act is not a primary concern among employers, even as the landmark health care law continues to worry the masses. Read full article here.

Preparing for PPACA – A Readiness Checklist

As we approach the month of April, employers should be taking steps to ensure they are prepared to meet PPACA requirements that begin in 2014. For your convenience, we have provided a checklist of upcoming requirements for employers.

Is PPACA a Threat to Employer-Sponsored Plans?

Is PPACA keeping you up at night? For 60 percent of Americans who have employer-sponsored health coverage, you may not be losing sleep but it is in the back of many minds.

IRS Issues Final Regulations on Employer Shared Responsibility (Play or Pay)

For many employers, the most important part of these regulations is the transition rule. Full explanation of play or pay regulations here.

Government Issues Final Regulations on Employer Shared Responsibility (“Play or Pay”) Regulations

New changes to regulations are mostly welcoming for employers. Which changes help and hurt? Find out here!

“Play or Pay” Rules Delayed Until 2016 for Smaller Employers

Breaking News! Key elements of the final “play or pay” rules explained for large and small employers.

DOL Says No Fine for Failing to Provide Exchange Notices in 2013

DOL announces that there will not be a penalty imposed on employers that fail to distribute the health insurance exchange notices which are planned to roll out in October 2013.