• September 21, 2021

    COMPLIANCE ALERT: IRS Issues Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit FAQs

    The child and dependent care credit was enhanced under the ARPA (enacted in March 2021) to assist families with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery underway. The credit has been expanded to provide families with more money and …

  • September 21, 2021

    COMPLIANCE ALERT: EEOC Files COVID-19 ADA Accommodation Lawsuit

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a disability discrimination lawsuit in Georgia federal court. This case represents the first COVID-19 pandemic-related lawsuit the EEOC has filed about a remote work request for an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) …

  • September 20, 2021

    COMPLIANCE ALERT: Broker Compensation Disclosure Rule

    Transparency and shared expectations are gold standards of any successful business relationship. When it comes to a broker, employers should look for someone who keeps them informed about important issues related to their interests.

  • September 20, 2021

    Wee Dose of Radical Transparency | EP 14

    It might seem like Alphabet Soup, but knowing what NDC and J-Code means is an absolute must. Essentially, both are used to determine how your medical procedures or medications are billed to your health insurance. However, there are significant differences …

  • September 18, 2021

    COMPLIANCE ALERT: Preparing for Open Enrollment With a Hybrid Workforce

    As open enrollment season approaches, many employers are finding themselves with hybrid workforces due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a mix of employees working on-site and remotely, it’s imperative employers make necessary adjustments to secure a successful …

  • September 16, 2021

    Employers are Asking | COVID-19 Vaccine ETS Mandate

    Last week, the Biden Administration ordered the U.S. Department of Labor to create an Emergency Temporary Standard through OHSA stating that all employers with more than 100 employees must vaccinate their workforce, or subject to weekly testing. Unsurprisingly, the announcement …

  • September 16, 2021

    IN THE NEWS: Apex Hires Krajnovich as Strategic Advisor

    Indianapolis-based Apex Benefits has hired Dan Krajnovich as a strategic advisor. He previously served as chief executive officer for Indiana/Kentucky health plans for UnitedHealthcare. Krajnovich holds an MBA from DePaul University.

  • September 16, 2021

    Recruitment Strategies Shaped by the Pandemic

    In some areas, recruiters may not be facing the same struggles they faced last year. However, filling open jobs still isn’t what it used to be for various reasons. Job candidates have new demands, and a remote/hybrid work model has …

  • September 15, 2021

    Better Health in 90 | Preparing for Your First 5K

    In this Better Health in 90 video, Kinetiq Health Program Specialist Rachel Schoening discusses tips from proper hydration to training plans in preparing for your first 5K race.

  • September 15, 2021

    Wellness Wednesday: Preparing for Your First 5K

    With fall weather and races just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start training for your first 5K.

  • September 15, 2021

    COMPLIANCE ALERT: 3 Strategies to Reduce Health Benefits Costs in 2022

    According to a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, medical costs are projected to increase 6.5% in 2022. That’s why employers must think strategically but creatively about how they can lower their health benefits expenses. Here are three strategies to help.

  • September 14, 2021

    COMPLIANCE ALERT: Illinois Domestic Violence Leave to Cover All Victims of Violence

    Illinois has amended the state Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act to provide victims of violent crime the same employee rights to unpaid leave the Act already provides to victims of domestic, sexual and gender violence. The changes also expand …

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