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New DOL Overtime Rule Effective December 1

In July of 2015, the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would extend overtime rules to millions of workers. The new rule which is effective December 1, revises the salary component of “white collar” exemptions (executive, administrative and professional exemptions) as well as highly compensated employee exemptions.

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Wellness Trends 2016

Where are health and wellness trends taking us this year? Overall, the theme is “less is more”.

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REMINDER: PCORI Fees due July 31st

PCORI, the “Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute”, is a non-profit entity that compares the effectiveness of medical treatments. The Affordable Care Act imposed a tax to fund the institute which applies to health flexible spending arrangements and HRA plans. The very first PCORI reporting requirement was back in July of 2013.

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“Back to Basics” of Health Insurance Needed for Most Employees

According to EBN, there’s an emerging body of data that shows that most people don’t understand the basics of how health plans work. This lack of understanding the basics could be causing a lot of trouble, such as preventing sick people from going to the doctor or employees not getting the most out of their benefit plan.

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Employee perks are getting more unique - Part II

Employers of all sizes are thinking of some unique ways to attract new talent and keep current employees happy. In April we sent out an article about unique employee benefits offered by companies. Check out this “Part II” of even more interesting perks some companies across the globe are offering.

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2017 HSA Limits

The IRS announced HSA Limits effective January 1, 2017.

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