July 22, 2015

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J.W. Terrill joins Marsh & McLennan Agency

As of July 1st, J.W. Terrill has joined Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA), a subsidiary of Marsh, the world’s leading global insurance broker and risk management advisor. We’re thrilled about the opportunities this combination of great companies will bring to our valued clients. The trusted professionals you work with, the J.W. Terrill employees, are staying […]

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July 21, 2015

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There’s an App for That

With nearly every convenience imaginable at our fingertips today (I can grocery shop, pick up a movie, and pay rent from my phone in about 5 minutes), the rise of telemedicine – the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology –makes complete sense. While the concept of telemedicine has been around […]

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July 21, 2015

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EEOC Goes Digital

Hmm…I wonder if there are any circumstances in which advanced technology and ease of use might not be what exactly employers are looking for? Well, currently the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) receives about 90,000 charges per year, making its charge system the agency’s most common interaction with the public. These 90,000 charges are all […]

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July 15, 2015

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OSHA’s New Construction Subpart for Confined Spaces

OSHA has issued a new standard for construction work in confined spaces, which will be effective August 3, 2015*.  The new standard, Subpart AA of 29 CFR 1926, will help prevent construction workers from being hurt or killed by eliminating and isolating hazards in confined spaces at construction sites similar to the way workers in […]

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July 7, 2015

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Does your benefits plan hit the mark?

Workplace benefits are increasingly becoming a subject of focus for HR.  According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 61% of employees who were very satisfied with their benefits said they felt a strong sense of loyalty to their employer vs. 24% of employees who were very dissatisfied with their benefits. Knowing how your […]

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July 7, 2015

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I’m In College, Do I Really Need Health Insurance?

Life as a college student is all about navigating the maze that is the transition from childhood to adulthood.  Learning how to walk, talk and pick the best health coverage option like an adult is a daunting task.  Reading through health insurance plans can be like trying to read a book in a foreign language.  […]

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July 2, 2015

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DOL Proposed Overtime Rule Changes

As you may know, on March 13, 2014, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum to help build real, lasting economic security for more hardworking Americans, by directing the Secretary of Labor to update the FLSA’s overtime pay protections and to simplify the overtime rules for employers and workers.  This includes an update the Fair Labor […]

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July 1, 2015

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Hazards of Sitting

If you are sitting at your desk right now, reading this article, you may be increasing your risk of chronic disease. While the benefits of regular physical activity have been well established, the health risks of sedentary behavior, apart from meeting physical activity guidelines, have become very evident. Researchers have shown that exercise, such as […]

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June 26, 2015

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Supreme Court Protects Same-Sex Marriage

For the times they are a-changin’ – Bob Dylan (The Times They Are A-Changin) In Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court held in a 5-4 decision that state law bans on same-sex marriage violate the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Court issued passionate and lengthy majority and dissenting opinions. […]

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June 25, 2015

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King v. Burwell Leaves ACA Intact

This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued its opinion in King v. Burwell, the long-anticipated challenge to the ACA subsidies.  In a 6-3 decision (that we correctly predicted three months ago!), SCOTUS affirmed the IRS interpretation that the ACA subsidies are available for purchases on all insurance exchanges, regardless of whether […]

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