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RSS Compliance News

  • IRS Memo on Fixed Indemnity Health Plan Benefits Tax Treatment January 24, 2017
    On January 20, 2017, the IRS released a Memorandum on the tax treatment of benefits paid by fixed indemnity health plans that addresses two questions.
    United Benefit Advisors
  • EEOC Issues New Guidance on National Origin Discrimination December 7, 2016
    National origin discrimination is discrimination because an individual is, or the individual’s ancestors are, from a certain place or has the physical, cultural, or linguistic characteristics of a particular national origin group, including Native American tribes.
    United Benefit Advisors
  • Flow Chart of Key Wellness Program Regulations August 19, 2016
    UBA has created a flow chart with decision trees to help employers ascertain which rules apply to their wellness program as a result of its design.
    United Benefit Advisors
  • What Employers Need to Know about the IRS-SSA-CMS Data Match Program May 25, 2016
    The program enables the IRS, Social Security Administration, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to share information about whether Medicare beneficiaries or their spouses are working.
    United Benefit Advisors
  • Overtime Exemption Rules Arrive May 19, 2016
    After a long wait, the Department of Labor has released the revisions to the white collar overtime exemption rules in the Fair Labor Standards Act. The new rule becomes effective on December 1, 2016.
    United Benefit Advisors
  • Same-Sex Marriages and Group Health Benefits April 29, 2016
    From 2013 to 2015, a series of Supreme Court cases and government updates have changed the landscape of the way employers must consider same-sex spouses in relation to employee benefits.
    United Benefit Advisors
  • What Plan Sponsors of Group Plans Need To Know About ERISA March 24, 2015
    The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was signed in 1974. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is the agency responsible for administering and enforcing this law. For many years, most of ERISA's requirements applied to pension plans.
    United Benefit Advisors
  • Employer Payment Plans February 26, 2015
    The regulatory agencies have recently issued guidance that may affect employers that have been reimbursing premiums for individual health coverage or Medicare Part B, Part D or Medigap premiums for active employees.
    United Benefit Advisors
  • Employer FAQs: Responding to the Anthem Breach February 13, 2015
    The first massive data breach of 2015 hit one of the country's largest insurance issuers, Anthem, Inc., including Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and other related entities (Anthem).
    United Benefit Advisors
  • Same-Sex Marriages and Group Health Benefits October 17, 2014
    On October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to review seven cases in which the lower appeals court had ruled that a state law or constitutional provision that prohibited same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.
    United Benefit Advisors

RSS Employer News

  • When Doing Nothing Actually Does Something April 17, 2017
    When was the last time you did absolutely nothing and it worked in your favor?
    United Benefit Advisors
  • How DST Is Messing with Me April 10, 2017
    I’ve never had the DTs, but twice a year I do get the DSTs. DST, otherwise known as daylight saving time (not savings), is observed by nearly every state in the U.S. except Hawaii and Arizona (except the Navajo Nation).
    United Benefit Advisors
  • Nothing Good Ever Comes from Social Media April 3, 2017
    How many times must it be said that you need to be aware (or beware) of what you post on social media? This is because your friends aren’t the only ones looking — so are your coworkers and maybe even your employer.
    United Benefit Advisors
  • Payback Time March 28, 2017
    If you’re in a company that’s always competing for the latest and greatest talent pool of new employees, then you know how hard it is to stand out from the others.
    United Benefit Advisors
  • Oh, s-NAP! March 20, 2017
    Have you ever taken a quick 10-minute nap at work? Did you feel guilty about it or worry that you’d get caught?
    United Benefit Advisors
  • Eat Your Fruits and Veggies March 13, 2017
    You know that eating fruits and vegetables is good for you, so what’s stopping you from actually including them into your daily meals instead of the processed junk that you usually eat?
    United Benefit Advisors
  • The Keys to the Castle March 8, 2017
    When it comes to security, the more layers you have, and the better each layer is, the more successful you’ll be in deterring most thieves.
    United Benefit Advisors
  • Performance Reviews – Did You Get a Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down? February 27, 2017
    Most people love reading reviews. Whether someone is buying a product on Amazon.com, a new car, or watching a movie, they probably read the reviews first.
    United Benefit Advisors
  • Same Job? Same Pay! February 20, 2017
    We’re already well into the 21st century and I’m still baffled that pay gaps still exist between men and women for the same job.
    United Benefit Advisors
  • Get Serious About Fitness and Weight Loss February 14, 2017
    Are you into fitness? Yeah, fit’n dis slice of pizza into my mouth. If your New Year’s resolution was to get fit and lose weight, then I’ve got some news for you. If it were easy, everyone would do it.
    United Benefit Advisors

RSS HR Elements News

  • When Doing Nothing Actually Does Something April 17, 2017
    When was the last time you did absolutely nothing and it worked in your favor?
    United Benefit Advisors
  • How DST Is Messing with Me April 10, 2017
    I’ve never had the DTs, but twice a year I do get the DSTs. DST, otherwise known as daylight saving time (not savings), is observed by nearly every state in the U.S. except Hawaii and Arizona (except the Navajo Nation).
    United Benefit Advisors
  • Nothing Good Ever Comes from Social Media April 3, 2017
    How many times must it be said that you need to be aware (or beware) of what you post on social media? This is because your friends aren’t the only ones looking — so are your coworkers and maybe even your employer.
    United Benefit Advisors
  • Payback Time March 28, 2017
    If you’re in a company that’s always competing for the latest and greatest talent pool of new employees, then you know how hard it is to stand out from the others.
    United Benefit Advisors
  • Oh, s-NAP! March 20, 2017
    Have you ever taken a quick 10-minute nap at work? Did you feel guilty about it or worry that you’d get caught?
    United Benefit Advisors
  • Eat Your Fruits and Veggies March 13, 2017
    You know that eating fruits and vegetables is good for you, so what’s stopping you from actually including them into your daily meals instead of the processed junk that you usually eat?
    United Benefit Advisors
  • The Keys to the Castle March 8, 2017
    When it comes to security, the more layers you have, and the better each layer is, the more successful you’ll be in deterring most thieves.
    United Benefit Advisors
  • Performance Reviews – Did You Get a Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down? February 27, 2017
    Most people love reading reviews. Whether someone is buying a product on Amazon.com, a new car, or watching a movie, they probably read the reviews first.
    United Benefit Advisors
  • Same Job? Same Pay! February 20, 2017
    We’re already well into the 21st century and I’m still baffled that pay gaps still exist between men and women for the same job.
    United Benefit Advisors
  • Get Serious About Fitness and Weight Loss February 14, 2017
    Are you into fitness? Yeah, fit’n dis slice of pizza into my mouth. If your New Year’s resolution was to get fit and lose weight, then I’ve got some news for you. If it were easy, everyone would do it.
    United Benefit Advisors