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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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....

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Top 10 medical innovations for 2017

Top 10 medical innovations for 2017 By Lydia Coutre, Crain's Cleveland Business  | October 27, 2016 The Cleveland Clinic announced its list of the top 10 medical innovations for 2017  that have the potential to transform healthcare. The 11th annual list was announced...

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Empire Strikes Back – 2017 Plans

Empire Strikes Back - 2017 Plans Empire recently announced  their re-entry back into the New York small group market for 2017. A legendary broad networked PPO is welcome news especially in the NY small group market of 1-100 employees.  Recently, the broad national...

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Empire Strikes Back

Empire Strikes Back Empire recently announced that they will be re-entering the New York small group market in 2017. This is welcome news indeed  especially in the NY small group market of 1-100 employees.  Recently, the broad national networks have been diminished to...

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NYS FMLA Update

NYS FMLA Update    Last month Governor Cuomo signed into law New York’s Paid Family Leave Act,that will require employers to provide paid family leave benefits to eligible employees as part of the state’s disability insurance program.The law exceeds federal FMLA of...

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HSA 2017 Limits

HSA 2017 Limits The IRS has released the 2017  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...

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