Posts by Kelly Moore

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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New Report Shows Who’s Feeling the Most Stress at Work

Do people more stressed out at work than they used to be? April is National Stress Awareness Month, so it’s a pretty good time to talk about workplace stress, right? Well, LinkedIn (a Microsoft company) conducted its own survey of almost 3,000 professionals and about 49 percent of those workers reported feeling stressed in their…

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Useful Resource: Health Plan Rules to Treat Employees Differently

In general, employers may treat employees differently, as long as they are not violating federal rules that prohibit discrimination in favor of highly compensated employees. Check out this handy guide to treat employees differently when it comes to health plans! And always contact our team of employee benefits and health insurance experts with any questions!…

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IBM’s A.I. Predicts When Employees Will Leave Their Jobs

Wanna hear something kinda cool but also kinda creepy? In sort of an HR-version of Minority Report, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty recently spoke at a HR Summit in New York and said the company’s artificial intelligence technology is now 95 percent accurate in predicting which employees (at IBM) are planning to leave their jobs. “The…

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Fruits and Veggies Hold $100 Billion Key to Wellness

Please pass the kale! Researchers at Tufts University argue in a new study that “prescriptions” for healthy foods could save more than $100 billion in healthcare costs. Roughly 70 percent of diseases in the U.S. are chronic and lifestyle-driven, according to the CDC, and nearly half of the population has one or more chronic health…

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