Posts by MooreBenefits

U.N. Gives Wonder Woman the Boot

Well, that was quick. Only two months after being selected as the Honorary U.N. Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, the superhero character Wonder Woman has been super-kicked to the curb. According to news reports, “Feminist groups, diplomats and U.N. staff voiced objections, and a petition of 45,000 people called on Secretary General…

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It’s the Most Crazy Stressed Time of the Year…

Sing it if you know it. The holidays are so full of warm priceless memories and cheers.  But just prior to that, due to the enormous amount of extra stuff they bring, we’re all pretty much shouting expletives at Siri or Cortana when she can’t find a Starbucks near our last meeting. Bad Siri! And…

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Making Good Health Insurance Decisions

If superheroes are known for one thing, it’s that they usually make pretty good decisions. When a fire threatens a chemical plant in Metropolis, Superman doesn’t use his super breath to blow it out, he freezes it solid with his ice breath. Good decision. Over in Gotham, Batman would probably love to finish off The…

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IRS Extends ACA Forms to Employees Deadline to March 2

Ready for some good news from the IRS? Yes, you’re awake and please stop pinching yourself! That fun gang you love in Washington just released Notice 2016-70, which extends the deadline for furnishing 1095-C Forms to employees from Jan 31, 2017 to March 2, 2017.  Can we get a whoop-whoop! Maybe just one whoop then?…

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Grateful for Great California Employees and Great Companies

Negative news sells. Always has, probably always will. But there’s good news too, and if you let it in, good stories can give you that same shot of dopamine (chemical released by your brain when properly stimulated). This week is of course Thanksgiving, our annual holiday tradition of experiencing and expressing our gratitude, our thankfulness…

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Episode II: Employer Health Care Under President Trump

The movies have taught us to like and expect stories told as trilogies. I mean, what great movie can’t be improved by breaking it into TWO or THREE movies, right? (Hollywood money-making logic 101).  And our ongoing tale around the Affordable Care Act is gearing up for Episode II as we speak with the election…

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Helping with Kids’ Health Insurance Premiums Isn’t a Game

Kids. Always a source of inspiration and entertainment, these mini versions of us walking around this planet need things like routine check-ups, immunizations and dental care to keep them healthy and happy (note: happy description does not always apply to teenagers). And if you’re employer, you should know that your employees’ kids might be able…

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Make Your Health Insurance Renewal a You Thing

This won’t be huge news to you, but yes, Obamacare premiums are going up again across the country and set to increase an average of about 13 percent here in California. So these are the plans offered to individuals through the state’s Covered California exchange. As reported by many news outlets, “the price hike is…

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ACA Compliance: So Easy, It's Strange

When the U.S. gov’t gets down in your business, you can bet the words “easy” and “fun” aren’t going to follow. Such is the case with ACA compliance and we’ve heard the horror stories out there about the difficulty of tracking down all of this data and then reporting it. We feel your pain. You…

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Agents of L.A.B.O.R. (Laws)

Boy, it’s been a busy year in Sacramento with lots of new rules concerning labor and employment issues.  And you, the business owner or responsible HR pro you are, probably want to enter the field of battle with all of your tools, right?  With that, we present a nice recap of what you need to…

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