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Now that the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute fee filing is within its second year, the experiences that employers have had with this requirement are beginning to emerge. One client shared their personal experience with us that regarded the response she received from the IRS after she submitted the filing.
On July 6, the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would extend overtime protections to millions of workers. It would raise the annual salary level at which overtime pay kicks in from $23,660 (or $455 a week) to $50,440 (or $970 a week).
Fact #1: A whopping 70% of US employees are disengaged. Fact #2: Healthcare costs have increased 80% over the past ten years. Several sources have linked these facts together, indicating a direct relationship between the two.
PCORI, the “Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute”, is a non-profit entity that compares the effectiveness of medical treatments. The Affordable Care Act has imposed a tax to fund the institute which applies to health flexible spending arrangements and HRA plans.
Section 125 requires that benefits be offered on a nondiscriminatory basis. To ensure the compliance of these plans, there are testing requirements that need to be met.
Leave of absence describes the period of time that one is to be away from his or her primary job, while maintaining the status of employee. Most employers are aware of how they have structured leave of absence policies within their company. Yet there are still laws that vary with each state, as well as unique situations among employees.
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