Posts by Kelly Moore

California Approves New Health Insurance Mandate

When the Affordable Care Act was passed, there was a mandate to tax people who refused to buy health insurance. Then Congress voted to abolish the mandate in 2017. And now, at least here in the great state of California, the mandate is back. The California Legislature voted recently to reinstate the health insurance mandate…

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New Rule Allows Health Reimbursement Accounts to be Used for Individual Coverage

Remember how Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) had this restriction on them that they couldn’t be used by employees to purchase individual health insurance?  Well, that was true…last week.   But now, the U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (tri-agencies) have issued a final rule allowing employees to use the dollars in employer-funded…

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Useful Resource: HSA/HDHP Limits Increase for 2020

On May 28, 2019, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2019-25 to announce the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2020. These limits include: The maximum HSA contribution limit; The minimum deductible amount for HDHPs; and The maximum out-of-pocket expense limit for HDHPs. Download this resource Resources like…

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Like a Glove: The Power of Fit

Did you know that more than 75 percent of the decision to hire a new team member is based on cultural “fit.” So what is this magical and highly subjective thing called “fit” and how do YOU know when it’s right? We sat down with renowned staffing/placement expert Kathy Dawson of Dawson & Dawson recently…

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The WHO Says Burnout is Now an Official Medical Diagnosis

That feeling of extreme work-related stress that we’ve known for years as “burnout” is now an official medical diagnosis according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO (not the legendary rock band) publishes a handbook that guides medical providers in diagnosing diseases called the International Classification of Diseases or ICD-11 (of course!) and this…

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RESOURCE: ACA Violations and Penalities

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes numerous reforms for group health plans and creates new compliance obligations for employers and health plan sponsors. The ACA, for example, requires health plans to eliminate pre-existing condition exclusions and provide coverage for preventive care services without cost-sharing. Some of the reforms for health plans apply to all health…

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EEOC, Yeah You Know Me!  

Oh get your popcorn ready, folks, cause your friends (and ours) at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have finally finalized their EEO-1 Reporting Requirements, and with a twist. First, who needs to care?  Only two categories of employers need to submit EEO-1 data: Organizations with 100 or more employees (excluding public primary and secondary schools,…

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