“The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act’s (ADAAA) expanded definition of the term “disability” will enable more parents to take Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protected leave to care for their adult sons and daughters with disabilities provided that such adult children are incapable of self-care due to their disability and their parents are… Continue reading New FMLA Guidance for Disabilities
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers to provide all new hires and current employees with a written notice about ACA’s health insurance exchanges (Exchanges). On Jan. 24, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the delay of this provision. Further guidance is expected by late summer or fall of 2013. Austin… Continue reading Delayed Notice of Exchange
On Jan. 2, 2013, the CLASS Program, a health care reform provision was repealed by legislation, approved by Congress and signed by President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
2012 The transit monthly maximum was $125; however, it increased to $240 effective retroactively for 2012. For help on how to retroactively increase your plan maximum, please contact your TPA or accountant Monthly maximum for qualified parking was and will remain $240/mo 2013 Monthly maximum for transit will increase to $245 Monthly maximum for qualified parking will increase to $245
If you’re also attending the NBOA Annual Conference in Philadelphia, February 24th through February 27th, please stop by to visit us on Monday, February 25th during the Business Partner Exchange. It will be a nice opportunity to see familiar faces. On Tuesday, February 26th, Hope DeRocha will be hosting the Goldmine, Determining where to Spend… Continue reading Austin will be at NBOA Annual Conference
This year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun mailing information to many employers about a data matching project led by the Social Security Administration, CMS and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Letters titled “Requirement to Submit the Group Health Plan Report for the IRS/SSA/CMS Data Match” instruct employers to complete a questionnaire… Continue reading Data Match Survey?
Given our special relationship with so many education clients, it seems timely to share some information about Crisis Response and Prevention. A few important points relating to school shootings: In nearly every school shooting incident, the investigation reveals that one or more adults would have identified the shooter as a potential threat. Often, the individual’s… Continue reading School Mass Violence
For the first week of 2013, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a moderate level of influenza-like illness activity for the state of New York; however, New York City has the highest rated activity level possible. Six ways to fend off the flu: Get a flu shot. Contact your local pharmacy or primary care physician to receive your… Continue reading Prevent the Flu