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CEO Pay Ratio Disclosures Prompt Reaction

The first of a series of disclosures from public companies comparing CEO pay to that of employees are out as companies work to comply with the CEO pay ratio disclosure rules that are part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The rule requires public companies to disclose the pay…

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Should Your HR Data Live in The Cloud?

Throwback Thursday Feature from Monday, November 20, 2017. At its inception, cloud storage felt like an esoteric concept. Information was stored in some abstract space and pulled when needed. However, confidence in the cloud has grown as more companies have become comfortable with the technology. Yet, concerns continue to linger. Some feel that private information can…

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Is Data Consolidation Deterring CFOs from the Cloud?

Updated from original blog post November 21, 2017 Managing data security and privacy is a significant concern for CFO respondents commented that a lack of discipline in using systems in place, in addition to reliance on more than one system for the same purpose, is making it difficult for their teams to retrieve the data.…

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New Study Finds That Premiums Are Still Down Thanks To The ACA

Of all the preconceived notions surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), anything money related remains at the forefront. As insurance companies claim financial hits due to reduced marketplace premiums, on the other side of the spectrum lies the assumption that the ACA has caused a premium spike. However, a recent study proves this assumption to…

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Don’t Make 2015’s Mistakes In 2016

The June 30, 2016 deadline for employers to file their applicable 2015 health care tax return with the IRS has passed.For many employers, the damage is done Skipped deadlines, misclassifications, and ignoring of notices regarding the Premium Tax Credit have left many employers bewildered and full of regret, expecting to dig into their pockets to…

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Americans on the ACA this Election Season

As November looms overhead with the 2016 Presidential election, new issues continue to arise—namely, the afterthought of the importance of health care for Americans. While Americans rank health care at #4 in their list of top issues surrounding this election, the opinions between Democrats and Republicans still remain divided, primarily with regard to the Affordable…

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Money vs. Healthcare

When it comes to health care, many view it as a luxury rather than necessity. Health care is one “luxury,” that if given the option of having less of in exchange for more money, many would readily accept. At least that’s what a recent study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) suggests. This 2015…

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2016 Employer Mandate Penalties: Do You Have To Pay?

As an applicable large employer (ALE) with at least 50 full-time and full-time equivalent employees, the Affordable Care Act requires employers to offer health coverage to their employees. If they do not, they are subject to certain penalties. Employers should ask themselves a series of questions to understand these penalties. If the employer did not…

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HHS Awards $685 Million to Improve Patient Care

The Department of Health and Human Services announced $685 million in awards aimed at improving quality of care and reducing costs. The money will go to health care networks and professional organizations with 140,000 clinicians in all 50 states. One of the largest grants of its kind by HHS, the outlay is aimed at implementing…

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Coverage Offer Can Affect Shared Responsibility Payment

Under the Affordable Care Act, applicable large employers are subject to the employer shared responsibility provisions. They must either offer affordable minimum essential coverage to full-time employees and their dependents, or pay an employer shared responsibility payment to the IRS. If your organization is an applicable large employer, (that is, it has 50 or more full-time…

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