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Posts from Our CPI-HR Professionals

What You Need to Know About New York Paid Family Leave

September 18, 2017

All employers need to be made aware of a new requirement beginning on January 1, 2018…The New York Paid Family Leave Law (PFL). The PFL affects any employer with one or more employees working in New York State and provides … Continue reading

Are Your Managers “Familiar” with FMLA?

Failure to comply with employment law can be a costly mistake.  Although compliance typically falls to the HR department, it is imperative that managers be trained on employment law topics, especially the Family Medical Leave Act. Consider the case of … Continue reading

HEALTHCARE CLAIMS DATA – THE HOLY GRAIL? Part 2

One of the biggest frustrations that I hear from employers is that their health insurance carrier does not provide them with the data that they need in order to best manage their healthcare plan.  One of our distinct “value propositions” … Continue reading

Legal Alert: Court Requires EEOC to Substantiate 30% Limit on Wellness Program Incentives

September 11, 2017

On August 22, 2017, a federal court in the District of Columbia ordered the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to reconsider the limits it placed on wellness program incentives under final regulations the agency issued last year under the Americans with … Continue reading

What Safety Regulations Apply to Your Business?

September 8, 2017

When it comes to workplace safety, ignorance is no defense. OSHA safety and health regulations often apply to all businesses, regardless of size. If you’re not sure which regulations apply to your business, OSHA provides some resources. It has created … Continue reading

OSHA Extends Electronic Form 300A Filing Compliance Date

The extension is being made to give the new administration an opportunity to review reporting requirements. At the end of June, OSHA filed a proposal to delay the compliance date of its rule entitled “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and … Continue reading

HEALTHCARE CLAIMS DATA – THE HOLY GRAIL?

August 16, 2017

One of the biggest frustrations that I hear from employers is that their health insurance carrier does not provide them with the data that they need in order to best manage their healthcare plan.  One of our distinct “value propositions” … Continue reading

Voluntary Benefits: The Upside of Giving Employees a Choice

August 4, 2017

Many employers rely on a robust benefits package to attract and retain employees. The challenge is determining which benefits will appeal to a diverse employee base. The best solution for many employers is customization. A benefits package that goes beyond … Continue reading

A New Trend: Runners Get Discounts on Life Insurance

Perhaps you’ve seen the ad on Facebook or elsewhere, noting runners have a “35 percent lower risk of all-cause mortality” and may be eligible for life insurance discounts. In light of research revealing the health benefits of running—lower blood pressure, … Continue reading

It’s the Law: Benefits You Must Provide Employees

Employers have a lot of options for increasing the appeal of their benefits plans. But there are also certain minimums to comply with — benefits required by law. Here is a list of benefits required by either the federal government … Continue reading

Bundling Payroll, HR and Benefits

July 19, 2017

“Corporations have traditionally handled payroll, HR and benefits administration separately. Increasingly, however, companies are deciding to integrate these three functions, finding this move can save money and increase efficiency while eliminating duplicate work and potentially decreasing the chance for errors. … Continue reading

Legal Alert: Senate Republicans Release Updated Discussion Draft of ACA Repeal Bill

July 17, 2017

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky released a 142 page healthcare “Discussion Draft” of legislation, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), which is the Senate version of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) “repeal-and-replace” legislation American … Continue reading

Legal Alert: Senate Republicans Release Healthcare Bill; Largely Mirroring House Bill but with Some Key Differences

June 28, 2017

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky released a 142-page healthcare “Discussion Draft” of legislation, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), which is the Senate version of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) “repeal-and-replace” legislation American Health … Continue reading

Legal Alert: REMINDER: PCORI Fees Due by July 31, 2017

May 31, 2017

Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) should keep in mind the upcoming July 31, 2017 deadline for paying fees that fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).  As background, the PCORI was established as … Continue reading

Health Savings Account FAQs

May 24, 2017

Whether you currently offer your employees a qualified high deductible health plan (HDHP) with a health savings account (HSA) or may be considering offering one at your next renewal, here are some commonly asked questions and answers about how to … Continue reading