2019 NYS Paid Family Leave Rate Increase

2019 NYS Paid Family Leave Rate Increase

2019 NYS Paid Family Leave Rate Increase The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced the updated Paid Family Leave premium rate and covered payroll limit for 2019. The NY DFS publishes a new employee contribution rate and wage cap each...
2018 Top Employee Benefits and Perks by HR Experts

2018 Top Employee Benefits and Perks by HR Experts

2018 Top Employee Benefits and Perksby HR Experts This article was originally published on the BambooHR blog.At BambooHR, we believe in people. We believe that the most valuable resources an organization has are its human resources. And we believe in showing employees...
No More Surprises – NJ Surprise Medical Bill Law

No More Surprises – NJ Surprise Medical Bill Law

No More Surprises – NJ Surprise Medical Bill Law New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) signs law to take in effect within 3 months that will reduce Surprise Out-Of-Network Medical Bills.This is well needed and in-step with NYS law passed 3 years ago – No More...
NYS Passes Sexual Harassment law

NYS Passes Sexual Harassment law

Employers, initially, should evaluate existing sexual harassment prevention policies and education regarding non-employees in the workforce, including independent contractors.
Employers should review existing sexual harassment policies and training programs for compliance with the Budget’s minimum standards, and revise them accordingly if necessary.
New York employers should review standard settlement and arbitration agreements in connection with sexual harassment complaints, and revise them in light of the Budget’s requirements.

2018 Annual Benefit Plans Maximums

2018 Annual Benefit Plans Maximums

2018 Annual Benefit Plans Maximums If you would like a printable version of this guide, please email info@medicalsolutionscorp.com and we will gladly forward one to you. Pension Contribution & Benefit Limits 2017 Limit 2018 Limit Section 401(k), 403(b), or 457(b)...
Handling Snow Days and Employee Pay

Handling Snow Days and Employee Pay

Handling Snow Days and Employee Pay  Spring started yesterday but Old Man Winter did NOT get the Memo.  So what to do if it snows and employees are unable to get to work? IF YOU CLOSE YOUR BUSINESS   If your company decides to stay open during bad weather,...
Why We Love PEO This Valentine’s Day

Why We Love PEO This Valentine’s Day

Why We Love PEO This Valentine’s Day We already love Professional Employer Organziation (PEO)– our clinets do too.  Today we’re counting down our top 5 reasons why we love PEO:    1.National Capabilities: It ensures your compliance with local and federal laws, even if...
Cadillac Tax Delayed Two Years

Cadillac Tax Delayed Two Years

Cadillac Tax Delayed Two Years We received the following communique from the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB)  a delay in the Cadillac Tax for two years as a result of the passage earlier today in the US Senate of the continuing resolution (CR) to fund...
2018 Compliance Calendar

2018 Compliance Calendar

2018 Compliance Calendar 2018 Important Dates 2018 Compliance Calendar. The following are important compliance due dates and reminders for 2018. The laws and due dates apply based on the number of employees, whether or not someone does business with the federal...
4 New Years Resolution Tips

4 New Years Resolution Tips

4 New Years Resolution Tips    (Courtesy Cleveland Clinic) Starting the New Year can be a perfect opportunity to change something about your life or behavior or do something you have always wanted to do. 4 New Years Resolution Tips. Here are a few examples of popular...
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...