The cost of employee healthcare benefits around the globe is trending higher, driven largely by the higher cost of hospital and inpatient services, medical technology, and the overuse of services, according to a survey of medical insurers by Willis Towers Watson, a global advisory, broking, and solutions company. The Willis Towers Watson Global Medical Trends […]
Month: August 2016
By Gwen Cofield The 2017 contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs), recently announced by the Internal revenue Service (IRS), include a slight adjustment for self-only coverage.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has agreed to pay $2.75 million to settle multiple alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
By Jeffrey Hemker, national manager, Retirement Division, Invesco Plan sponsors spend a significant amount of time crafting and deploying employee benefit communications, with 73% using e-mail to get the word out. Despite these efforts, 80% of participants do not open and read materials and, of those who do open, almost half don’t fully understand the […]
by Elaine Young Here is a look at the various issues that may come up when you need to visit another country for work. Or for vacation! Passports How many times have we received a call from someone who is about to depart on a business trip and realizes that her U.S. passport has expired? […]
How do you understand FLSA exemptions? Do you look at it as a matter of risk assessment? According to expert Kara Shea, there is a lot you can do to make sense out of this complex issue.
No, that’s not the title of a new reality TV show, that’s the subject of a new survey recently released by management software company Better Buys! The survey was made up of responses from 2,000 people across the United States who worked in various industries. The survey’s goal was to see which bad employee behaviors […]
By Jeffrey D. Slanker and Robert J. Sniffen, Sniffen & Spellman, P.A. A Key West strip club was sued by its dancers in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The parties proposed a $1.2 million settlement. The settlement highlights the dangers of violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a […]
I am wondering how we will change our car sales employees under the new FLSA overtime regs. They currently receive a draw of $18,000 + commissions and they’re exempt. Does this mean our only option is to make them nonexempt and start having them clock in? We cannot provide a base draw of the new […]
Yesterday we took a look at how healthy snacks can influence worker engagement. Today we’ll see how they specifically relate to Millennial engagement.