We are proud to announce that an unprecedented 19 team members at our firm have recently earned the “Certified School Risk Manager” designation. For several years, our Property & Casualty team has studied and tested in an intensive risk management curriculum to earn their “CSRM” certification. The coursework is specific to school risks, and is… Continue reading Austin Team Earns Certified School Risk Manager Credentials!
On March 4, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling in National Women’s Law Center v. Office of Management and Budget (Civil Action No. 17-cv-2458) vacating: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) stay of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) revised EEO-1 form; and “Stay the Effectiveness of the EEO-1 Pay Data Collection”, 82… Continue reading EEO-1 Pay Data Collection Requirement Reinstated
The IRS recently released an information letter describing circumstances that would allow an employer to recover contributions mistakenly made to its employees’ HSAs. Previously, IRS guidance allowed employers to recover HSA contributions in very limited situations, such as when the contribution exceeded the applicable annual limit. The new guidance also allows employers to recover HSA… Continue reading IRS Allows Employers to Recover Mistaken HSA Contributions
On February 1st the EEOC confirmed that the deadline for submission will be extended from March 31, 2019 to May 31, 2019. Private employers with 100 or more employees, including independent schools, are required to complete this filing. If you need additional information on filing, please visit the EEOC website.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a $100 million plan that he said would provide affordable “healthcare for all,” reaching about 600,000 people, including undocumented immigrants, low-income residents not enrolled in Medicaid and young workers whose current plans are too expensive. The plan dubbed “NYC Care,” will offer public health insurance on a sliding… Continue reading New York City Health Care for All
The ACA’s individual mandate penalty no longer applies, beginning in 2019. Individuals will still need to certify on their 2018 tax return (filed in early 2019) whether they complied with the individual mandate for 2018. Impact on Years Prior to 2019 Although the tax reform bill eliminates the ACA’s individual mandate penalty, this repeal did… Continue reading ACA Individual Mandate Penalty No Longer Applies
If your organization employs individuals who are vital to its success, key-person life insurance or key-person disability insurance can help protect you from chaos caused by their abrupt absence. These insurance solutions can give your organization options other than immediate bankruptcy should you lose your company’s key person or people without warning. Many organizations can… Continue reading Who Needs Key-person Life or Disability Coverage?
On December 14th a federal judge ruled in Texas v. United States that the entire ACA is invalid due to the elimination of the individual mandate penalty in 2019. Following this decision, the White House announced that the ACA will remain in place pending appeal. Therefore, all requirements pertaining to employers, including the employer mandate (“play or pay”)… Continue reading ACA Remains the Same Following Texas Court Ruling
The holidays are upon us and schools will soon be closed for the break. Nearly every year, a client sets the thermostat too low when school is not in session, resulting in frozen pipes and water damage claims. Did you know that every insurance policy requires the property owner to maintain appropriate heat and utilities all year long? Otherwise,… Continue reading DON’T BE THAT SCHOOL!
NY has released videos on their website to assist employers in meeting the new training requirements. The videos below, which may be watched via YouTube or downloaded, meet all state minimum training requirements except one: the videos alone are NOT considered interactive. If you are using this video to meet the training requirements, you must… Continue reading NY Sexual Harassment Training Videos Released