December 2016 Edition Power of Healthy Living
December 9, 2016 - 9:42 am

In this issue: Flu Vaccination Questions: Here are some key questions about the vaccine with answers from the CDC. Go With the Flow: Aquatic Exercise: Water workouts have special advantages for exercisers. Healthy Choices, Healthy Pregnancy: Staying well throughout your pregnancy starts before conception, with knowledge and a positive lifestyle. Grocery Store Lessons: No matter

Benefit Flash
December 9, 2016 - 9:08 am

Contribution & Benefit Limits 2016 Limit 2017 Limit Section 401(k), 403(b), or 457(b) annual deferral $18,000 $18,000 SIMPLE plan annual deferral $12,500 $12,500 Section 415 maximums Annual benefit from defined $210,000 $210,000 benefit plan Annual additions to defined contribution plan $53,000 $54,000 Maximum IRA contribution $5,500 $5,500 Catch-up contribution limits Retirement plan $6,000 $6,000 SIMPLE plan

Benefit Flash
December 9, 2016 - 8:59 am

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals are required to have health insurance, while applicable large employers (ALEs) are required to offer health benefits to their full-time employees. In order for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to verify that (1) individuals have the required minimum essential coverage, (2) individuals who request premium

Human Resources News
December 9, 2016 - 8:18 am

In this issue: Legal Updates & Reminders 22: Texas judge issues a temporary injunction, delaying implementation of the new overtime rules set to be effective Dec. 1. 14: New I-9 form is rolled out, for implementation in January 2017 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Temporary Injunction on Implementation of the New Overtime Rules: A Blessing or a Curse??