What You Need to Know about Medicare 2018 Infographic

What You Need to Know about Medicare 2018 Infographic

What You Need to Know about Medicare 2018 Infographic This timely infographic walks seniors through the differences between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage vs. Supplement Plans + a helpful plain english glossary. Open Enrollment ends Dec 7, 2017 for Jan 1,...
Healthpass Adds HealthFirst

Healthpass Adds HealthFirst

Healthpass Adds HealthFirst  HealthPass New York, a private health insurance exchange for small businesses, announces that it will offer Healthfirst insurance plans to small business employers in the metropolitan New York City area. Healthfirst, a provider-sponsored...
NYS 2018 Final Rates Approved

NYS 2018 Final Rates Approved

NYS 2018 Final Rates Approved    NYS has approved  2018 Final Rates last week. Small group rates will increase 9.3% while the individual rate average increase will be 13.9%. As per NY State Law carriers are required to send out early notices of rate request filings to...
HSA 2018 Limits

HSA 2018 Limits

HSA 2018 Limits The IRS has released the 2018  Health Savings Account (HSA) inflation adjustments. To be eligible to make HSA contributions, an individual must be covered under a high deductible health plan (HDHP) and meet certain other eligibility requirements. New...
Taming the junk food cravings hormones

Taming the junk food cravings hormones

Taming the junk food cravings hormones From our wellness partner, Cleveland Clinic Ever sneak a late-night snack after a big dinner, or binge late into the night? Eating a huge meal, then going to sleep, is the sumo wrestler diet. Your body can’t process or burn those...
Ancillary Benefits Fill Benefits Gaps

Ancillary Benefits Fill Benefits Gaps

Ancillary Benefits Fill Benefits Gaps   The one constant in healthcare today is increasing costs.  According to data from Kaiser, premiums have increased 50% over the past eight years with family plans reaching an all-time high of $18,142 for the year in 2016. The...
No Tax Restarts

No Tax Restarts

No Tax Restarts No need to wait till next Jan 1st to make changes.  No tax restarts are good news for PEO prospective groups. Federal Tax Restarts Are No Longer An Issue  The significant added expense of having to pay tax restarts often postponed or ended the PEO...

Medicare 2017 Deductibles Announced

Medicare 2017 Deductibles Announced 2017 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles Announced. On October 18, 2016, the Social Security Administration announced that the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security benefits will be 0.3 percent for 2017....
Overtime Pay FLSA on HOLD

Overtime Pay FLSA on HOLD

Overtime Pay FLSA on HOLD Overtime Pay FLSA on HOLD. Yesterday, Judge Amos Mazzant III issued an injunction blocking the overtime rule changes that were set to take effect on December 1. The New FLSA Overtime Rules changes would have raised the white collar exemption...
Understanding the Labels on Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Understanding the Labels on Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Understanding the Labels on Your Thanksgiving Turkey Use this cheat sheet to help navigate labels when shopping for your Thanksgiving turkey From our wellness partner, Cleveland Clinic There’s a lot to consider when shopping for your Thanksgiving turkey. Use this...
1095 Filing Extended to March 2, 2017

1095 Filing Extended to March 2, 2017

1095 Filing Extended to March 2, 2017. The employer reporting deadlines are delayed, not deleted! When are the 1095 filing forms due? Form Delivered to the Employee Delivered to the IRS (Paper) Delivered to the IRS (Electronically) 1095-C 3/2/2017 2/28/2017 3/31/2017...
2017 Election Results and ACA

2017 Election Results and ACA

2017 Election Results and ACA The 2017 Election Results and ACA  is a hot topic creating buzz. With the outcome of the 2016 elections now official, the Republicans will hold the majority in both chambers of Congress and control of the White House beginning in 2017....