November 30, 2016

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HHS Warns Of Email Phishing Scam

As we wrote about in May, Health and Human Service’s (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has stepped up its enforcement of HIPAA. That has been widely reported, and employers have been on the lookout for requests for information from OCR (which may signal that an audit has begun). Unfortunately, email scammers have caught on […]

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November 29, 2016

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Overtime Rule On Hold (For Now)
-Preliminary injunction stops the DOL from enforcing the new regulations

Last week, employers had a lot to be thankful for. On November 18, the IRS gave employers additional time and flexibility to complete their 1094/1095 filing obligations. More significant news came on November 22, when a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction preventing the Department of Labor (DOL) overtime regulations from taking effect on December […]

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November 18, 2016

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IRS Extends Deadline for Providing 1095 Forms
- Employers now have until March 2, 2017

The IRS issued notice 2016-70 today, giving employers additional leeway to complete their 1094/1095 filing obligations. The notice does two things. First, it extends the deadline to furnish the 1095 form to employees to March 2, 2017. The prior deadline was January 31, 2017. The IRS did not extend the deadline for filing the 1094 and […]

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November 17, 2016

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Exploring ThinkHR

If you missed our webinar entitled “Exploring ThinkHR” you can check out the recording by clicking this link. And if you have questions or would like information on how to get access to ThinkHR, please contact our HR Consultants at hrconsulting@jwterrill.com.  

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November 15, 2016

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Getting help with College Debt

Growing up everyone always ask you, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” They never asked you how you were going to become that person or tell you how much college it would take to become that person. And along with college comes debt. There are employers that if you are working […]

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November 11, 2016

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High Dollar Specialty Meds …. The New Normal?

The escalating cost of specialty medications has been a topic of discussion for many years.  In 2009, specialty meds were reported to be about 23% of total pharmacy spend.  And in just 5 years this grew to 33%. Specialty meds were initially used to treat a small population of individuals with serious or complex health […]

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November 10, 2016

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November is American Diabetes Month

According to the American Diabetes Association, 1 in 11 Americans or 29 million people have diabetes. Another 86 million adults are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Diabetes causes more deaths than AIDS and breast cancer combined. Discuss your risks of developing diabetes with your physician to develop a strategy to prevent, delay […]

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October 27, 2016

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OSHA Further Extends Anti-Retaliation Provisions

OSHA has announced that it will again delay enforcement of the anti-retaliation provisions in its injury and illness tracking rule until December 1, 2016.  This extended deadline is in response to a request from a federal judge in the Northern District of Texas who is presiding over the legal challenge of the new rule. Employers […]

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October 19, 2016

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Are you prepared for Election Day?
Get to know your state's voting leave policy.

November 8th is just around the corner. Are you prepared? What about your voting leave policy? Do you have one? Although the majority of workers should be able to vote before or after their normal work hours, companies should prepare for employees who will need to take time off to get to the polls. State […]

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October 17, 2016

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Summary Plan Descriptions
-What they are and why you need one

            If you weren’t able to attend our October 5, 2016 webinar on Summary Plan Descriptions, you can access the slides here, and you can watch the webinar using this link.

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October 5, 2016

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Life Insurance Awareness Month
Millennials are Non-Exempt

Millennials are defining their generation in a number of ways – record student loan debt and deferred marriage, parenthood, and homeownership being some of the most notable trends. While these trends might convince our younger population that life insurance does not apply to them or shouldn’t be a priority, they could be making a big […]

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October 5, 2016

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to the American Institute for Cancer Research there are three research-based strategies you can take to prevent 1 of 3 breast cancer cases. Get to and stay at a healthy weight Fit activity into your day Avoid alcohol, or if you do drink, drink moderately Find the details here.

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