Student foreign travel programs are becoming more popular at educational institutions. The invaluable lessons of other cultures, the excitement of a different country and the thrill of experiencing sights not seen in our country can be quite exhilarating to students and faculty alike. However, foreign travel carries risks as well as rewards. Typical claims resulting… Continue reading Do You Have Students Traveling Abroad?
Inflatables such as bounce houses have become a common aspect of festivals, special events or even birthday parties. And why not, kids love them! Although inflatables are fun for all, they may not be ideal for an event. An estimated 30 US children a day are sent to the emergency room for inflatable entertainment device… Continue reading Bounce House Injuries (Claims) are on The Rise!
Federal, State, and Local laws impose numerous requirements and maintaining compliance is a full-time commitment; however, we know the day-to-day functions of Human Resource can easily take priority over compliance. Therefore, we suggest due diligence efforts and budget dollars should focus on the common areas of risk that are easily preventable. Recognize the areas in… Continue reading Determining Where to Spend Your HR Dollar$
The health care reform law—the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)—has many employers feeling overwhelmed. Our dedicated health care reform team stays current on regulations through our compliance partners, governmental agencies and industry associations. Below is a list of the ACA provisions that should be on the top of your list of things to… Continue reading Time to Prepare for Health Care Reform
The IRS released slightly higher figures for 2014 for HSA contribution limits and out-of-pocket expense limits under a high-deductible health plan (HDHP): HSA contribution limits: Individual: $3,300 Family: $6,550 HDHP out-of-pocket expense limits: Individual: $6,350 Family: $12,700
The Department of Labor (DOL) released a model notice that employers can provide to all employees to satisfy The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employee notice of exchange requirement. Employers are required to provide this one-time notice to all current employees before October 1, 2013 and to all new employees as they are… Continue reading Employee Notice of Exchange – Temorary Guidance