Reminder to Employers: Post OSHA 300A Summary by February 1, 2017

Certain Employers Subject to OSH Act Must Post Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses from February 1 – April 30 Employers subject to the recordkeeping requirements of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act are reminded to post the OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, from February 1 – April 30, 2017. […]

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Risk Management & Loss Control: Evaluating a claim by the numbers

For the first time in history, there are five generations together in the workforce. Pair that with the constant evolution of technology and a truly global supply chain, and there are major changes in the way business is done. While much of business has moved to a digital platform allowing work to be performed from […]

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Hawaii Granted Waiver to Discontinue Operation of SHOP Marketplace

Waiver Impacts Employers’ Small Business Health Care Tax Credit Eligibility The U.S Departments of Health and Human Services and Treasury have approved the State of Hawaii’s application for a waiver from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that it operate a Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace. The waiver is effective from January 1, […]

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New Expiration Date for Employer CHIP, COBRA General, and COBRA Election Notices is December 31, 2019

Model Notices Previously Expired on December 31, 2016 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has extended the effective date of its model Employer CHIP Notice, General Notice of COBRA Rights, and COBRA Election Notice through December 31, 2019. Previously, these model notices expired on December 31, 2016.  No other changes have been made to these […]

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New Health Changes: The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA)

The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) is a federal law that generally prevents group health plans and health insurance issuers that provide mental health or substance use disorder (MH/SUD) benefits from imposing less favorable benefit limitations on those benefits than on medical/surgical benefits. MHPAEA originally […]

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Key Facts About Information Reporting for Employers and Health Coverage Providers

Overview of the Purpose of Forms 1094 & 1095 and Reporting Deadlines The information reporting provisions under the Affordable Care Act require insurers, self-insuring employers, and large employers to submit information returns to the IRS and individuals reporting on health coverage. The IRS is reminding employers and health coverage providers about the types of forms, […]

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LA Kings Quarterly Event

At ARIS, we’re family. And after every quarter, we go out and celebrate our current successes and do some team-building exercises. January was not only the beginning of a new year, but celebrating our last quarter from 2016, so we all decided to celebrate with hockey. The ARIS team went to the LA Kings hockey […]

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Reminder: W-2 Filing Deadline is Now January 31

New Deadline to File W-2s and Certain 1099s The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is reminding employers of the new January 31 filing deadline for Forms W-2. New Filing Deadline Employers are now required to file their copies of Form W-2 to the Social Security Administration (SSA) by January 31. The new January 31 filing deadline […]

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Updated IRS Publication 15 Now Available

Publication Explains Employer Tax Responsibilities The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released an updated Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer’s Tax Guide for use in 2017. Background Publication 15 explains employers’ federal tax responsibilities. It explains the requirements for withholding, depositing, reporting, paying, and correcting employment taxes. It explains the forms employers must give to their […]

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Handling Employee Attendance During Bad Weather

Employees May Be Entitled to Pay Snow and slippery conditions during the winter months may make it difficult for your employees to travel to work. Consider the following guidelines that can help your company be prepared when bad weather strikes. 1. When an employee misses work due to bad weather conditions, whether the employee is […]

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