• Should employers outsource to stay compliant?

    April 17, 2014

    Commentary: Advisers should know about options for employers to get help in the ever-changing regulatory environment.

  • Networking on the go gets more specific

    April 10, 2014

    As new social media platforms arise, there are more opportunities for brokers to act as ‘trusted advisers.'

  • Diversity efforts maintains vital role in recruitment

    April 9, 2014

    Recruitment techniques – aimed at promoting a diverse workforce – have maintained a high stature among the HR professionals, where more than half report using these strategies, according to a new survey from the Society for Human Resource Management.

  • Bill bumping ACA to 40-hour work week passes House

    April 4, 2014

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation that would modify the Affordable Care Act’s definition of a full-time employee from one who works 30-hours a week to one who works 40-hours a week.

  • Why it's not too late for employees to get on the exchange

    April 3, 2014

    Yes, the ACA open-enrollment deadline has passed. No, that doesn’t mean employers cannot terminate or change their health plan — because employees can still enroll on the exchange.

  • Employers overwhelmingly favor fiduciary standard for plan providers, advisers

    April 1, 2014

    Current regulations don’t require a retirement plan provider’s investment advice be in the best interest of plan participants, but most employers want that to change, an AARP study finds.

  • Agents have many questions about ‘troublesome’ ACA rollout

    PODCAST | March 27, 2014

    John Prible, vice president of federal government affairs for the Big “I,” talks to EBA about industry concerns over the rocky ACA implementation, the association’s efforts to reform the agent licensing process and other top 2014 priorities.

  • Supreme Court hears Hobby Lobby ACA challenge

    March 25, 2014

    A divided U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday debated whether companies can assert religious rights, hearing arguments in an ideological clash over the Affordable Care Act and rules that promote contraceptive coverage.

  • GOP challenges Obama’s delay of employer mandate

    March 21, 2014

    Republican leaders on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are challenging the Treasury Department’s authority to delay the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, calling it a political move directed by President Obama ahead of the November elections.

  • New York City Mayor signs new paid sick leave law

    March 21, 2014

    Starting April 1, New York City’s newly minted paid sick leave law – mandating coverage for all workers at businesses with five or more employees – will take effect. Expectations by city government officials highlight that paid sick leave will now be secured for 500,000 or more New Yorkers.

  • New HHS rule could exempt your client from ACA reinsurance fee

    March 13, 2014

    Under the Department of Health and Human Services’ final rule issued March 5 on the reinsurance fee imposed under the Affordable Care Act, some employers may be exempt in 2015 or 2016. Is your client exempt?

  • 5 ways to keep your identity safe during spring break

    March 12, 2014

    Before you pack your bags and head for the beach this spring break, remember the most common ways identity thieves steal personal information are more likely to happen when you’re traveling, ARAG warns. The legal insurer offers five of the most common travel-related identity theft tactics and how to protect yourself from them.

  • Dumping your spouse

    March 12, 2014

    Rising health care costs are driving employers to audit their covered dependents to eliminate working spouses.

  • Fear the DOL health plan audit

    March 7, 2014

    Commentary: Game on at the DOL means game on for employers. Are your employers prepared for a DOL audit? Are you prepared to advise them on what an audit involves and the fines for non-compliance?

  • ACA compliance triggers outsourcing scrutiny

    March 6, 2014

    With the Affordable Care Act looming large, employers turn to benefit outsourcing to keep their plans compliant.

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