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Benefit Programs – a Key Tool for Improving Employee Retention and Engagement

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | March 22, 2018
Employee Benefits

The employment landscape has changed.  With 5 generations in the workforce and a scarcity of workers in our region, strategies for retaining and engaging employees are of the utmost importance....

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December 2017 Newsletter

Posted by | January 08, 2018
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance & Payroll Solutions, HR Technology Solutions

Each newsletter our experts cover a wide array of topics. This month's newsletter discusses the ACA penalty letters now being sent, price transparency and being better health care consumers,...

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Court Vacates EEOC's Wellness Program Incentives Rules Effective January 1, 2019

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | January 02, 2018
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance & Payroll Solutions

In an opinion dated December 20, 2017, in American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) v. EEOC, the federal court in the District of Columbia vacated, effective January 1, 2019, the portions of...

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Price Transparency - Encouraging Your Employees to be Better Health Care Consumers

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | December 26, 2017
Employee Benefits

I was holiday shopping recently for video games.  I was able to look online at various stores that sold the same game and determine the price of the game, allowing me to comparison shop.  I took into...

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September 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Stacey Sharp | November 15, 2017
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance & Payroll Solutions, HR Technology Solutions

Each newsletter our experts cover a wide array of topics. This month's newsletter discusses the penalties being assessed for the ACA, getting off to a good start with new hires, HR technology...

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June 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Stacey Sharp | November 15, 2017
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance & Payroll Solutions, HR Technology Solutions

Each newsletter our experts cover a wide array of topics. This month's newsletter discusses the HR Technology Advisors survey results, the Results of the 2017 Vermont Employee Benefit Survey,...

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EEOC Relooks Wellness Regulations - New Guidance Expected in Fall 2019

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | October 16, 2017
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance & Payroll Solutions

In August 2017, Judge John Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a memorandum in the AARPs lawsuit against the EEOC. In his decision, the judge sided with AARP, finding...

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Get Off to a Good Start with Your New Hires

Posted by | September 25, 2017
Employee Benefits, HR Technology Solutions

Successful onboarding of your new employees is a best practice as a part of an overall talent management strategy for the organization. With a tight labor market, recruiting is challenging and...

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Mover Over Telework: Welcome the Age of the Mobile Professional

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | September 25, 2017

Mobile Professionals. Digital Nomads. Technomads. E-workers.  These are some of the terms used to describe the current way many workers engage in work.  Well beyond the traditional, regularly...

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Taxability of Wellness Incentives & Rewards

Posted by Brenda Sabin | June 29, 2017
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance & Payroll Solutions

As a general rule, wellness incentives are subject to the same federal tax rules as any other employee reward or prize. They are generally taxable. The IRS has no specific exemption for wellness...

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