Employer Shared Responsibility Penalties Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

By Dennis Morgret on February 23, 2013

The IRS has recently issued proposed rules and a set of related questions and answers to help provide guidance for employers regarding the shared responsibility requirements of the ACA. Employers can rely on these proposed rules until the final regulations are issued.

A quick glance at the “proposed rules” reveals this document is quite lengthy, very detailed and somewhat confusing.  Obviously, it’s impossible to provide an exhaustive summary of these regulations in this blog post. Instead, our intent is to provide a brief overview of the requirements of the shared responsibility provisions. And also provide some guidance provided by the proposed regulations.

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4 Ways To Get Employees To Engage In Your Wellness Program

By Gary Wobb on January 31, 2013

If you have made a decision to invest in a wellness program for your company, you should be motivated both by the health of your employees and its improvement to your bottom line.  These goals are critical and reachable.  Both motivations will best be met by encouraging maximum participation from your employees.  You can significantly influence this outcome by taking [...]

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Wellness Programs: Are They Worth It?

By Gary Wobb on December 31, 2012

Wellness programs aim to improve the health of your employees and their families while reducing your health-related costs as an employer. You’ve probably heard or read studies about the benefits of wellness programs: how they’re linked to less absenteeism, greater productivity, and a reduction of long-term health care costs. But are they really worth it? With the rising costs of [...]

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Cyber Liability: What Every Business Owner Needs To Know

By Gary Wobb on November 19, 2012

Group of executives having a meeting in the board room

Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, addressed widespread cyber attacks that have recently hit major corporations. “From my perspective, this is huge,” Alexander said November 7, 2012 at a symposium sponsored by the computer security firm Symantec. “When we look out there – the companies that have been hit – [...]

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