Californians Say No Tax Penalty, No Need for Health Coverage

By Kelly Moore | Feb 26, 2019

Officials announced that enrollment in Covered California plans dropped 23.7 percent for 2019, largely because of the elimination of the tax penalty for people without insurance. According to the LA Times. “the decrease was steeper than expected — and larger than the drop in new enrollment in the federal marketplace, It occurred even as…

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Useful Resources: Updated HSA Contribution Rates Sheet

By Kelly Moore | Feb 19, 2019

Many employers offer high deductible health plans (HDHPs) to control premium costs and pair this coverage with HSAs to help employees with their health care expenses. Due to an HSA’s potential tax savings, federal tax law includes strict rules for HSA contributions. This Compliance Overview summarizes the contribution rules for HSAs. Download the sheet

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The Coming Age of Inhuman Resources?

By Kelly Moore | Feb 12, 2019

Technology. Like sriracha sauce, a little can be great while a whole lot of it can cause REALLY big problems. Right now, we’re seeing this trend play out as human resources becomes much more digital.   Florida business consultant Dennis Zink agrees, saying, “the digitalization of human resources is widely accepted. Companies save time posting jobs,…

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Inactivity and Sick Employees Cost More Than You Think

By Kelly Moore | Feb 5, 2019
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Useful Resources: New IRS 2019 Standard Mileage Rates Sheet

By Kelly Moore | Jan 15, 2019

On Dec. 14, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or relocation purposes. Here’s a sheet with the details that you might want to keep handy. After all, ruling your world starts with having the…

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(VIDEO) Health Savings Accounts Explained

By Kelly Moore | Jan 7, 2019

Moore Benefits President Kelly Moore explains Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) in this video!

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IRS Extends Minimum Essential Coverage Reporting Deadline

By Kelly Moore | Dec 18, 2018

Well, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and the busy little elves at the Internal Revenue Service have moved back the employers’ deadline to furnish employees with Forms 1095-C and 1095-B. Not quite a Christmas miracle, but we’ll take it, right? Here’s what you need to know: Employers with 50 or more full-time employees…

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Best Buy Boosts Employee Retention Through Benefits

By Kelly Moore | Dec 11, 2018

People ask us all the time, does offering better employee benefits REALLY matter? Well, Best Buy thinks so. Best Buy cut staff turnover by 14 percentage points over the past four years, from 46 percent in 2014, to 32 percent in 2017. This is well below the average retail turnover rate of 60 percent, according…

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New Tax Credit for Employers Who Provided Paid Family and Medical Leave in 2018

By Kelly Moore | Dec 4, 2018

Amazon boxes stacked on the front porch, shiny gifts under the tree and yummy sweets just about everywhere — yes, the holidays are a magical time of wonderful surprises! And this year will be no exception for all of you good little employers out there who provided family and medical leave for your employees because YOU’RE getting…

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CVS-Aetna Merger Closing This Week

By Kelly Moore | Nov 27, 2018

Well, it’s been about a year since CVS Health and Aetna announced their $69 billion plan to join forces and now it seems the state of New York, one of the last holdouts against the deal, has finally given the go-ahead. But there were some conditions including limits on health insurance premium increases as well…

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