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The Presidential Candidates and the Affordable Care Act

Employee Benefit News put together a great article about where each presidential candidate stands regarding the Affordable Care Act and what they plan to do about it if they are in office. Regardless of your political view, it’s important to be well-informed about where each candidate stands on key issues such as the ACA, so you can make the wisest choice possible as a voter.

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Simple Ways to Craft a More Positive Email

Most of us have been in a working environment of some sort where we have had to spend time reading emails and replying to them. Have you ever received an email, where the tone of it sounded quite negative, but you weren’t sure if that is how the sender meant it to sound? It’s amazing how even replacing a single word in an email can change the whole tone.

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1094/1095 Reporting Delayed

Applicable large employers who offer health coverage to their full-time employees, or any employers who offer a self-insured medical plan, must report information about the health coverage to the IRS. The IRS uses this information to administer the “Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions” and the premium tax credit. Applicable large employers are required to report to the IRS regardless of whether they offer health insurance coverage or not.

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Structuring your workday for maximum productivity and focus

Did you know that your brain isn’t designed for the 8-hour work day? For every 1-2 hours of work, your body needs a quick refreshing activity to give your brain a break, such as stretching at your desk, taking a quick walk to the printer, or having a light snack.

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Cadillac Tax Delayed until 2020

The excise tax on high-cost health plans, commonly known as the Cadillac Tax, has been delayed by two years and will be effective for plans beginning in 2020. The Cadillac Tax is intended to rein in high-priced insurance policies offered through employers by placing a 40% tax on the portion of benefits exceeding certain price thresholds.

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2015 Review: Popular HR Topics

2015 brought a whole load of implications for HR, including unsettling data security stories and historic Supreme Court decisions to name a few. In addition to these broader topics, things such as workforce generation changes, overtime regulations and finding qualified job candidates seemed to be among the top discussed issues for HR in 2015.

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