IRS Releases 2017 Inflation Adjustments for Various Tax Benefits

Some Tax Benefits Increase Slightly, Others Unchanged The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced a number of inflation-adjusted tax items for 2017, some of which remain unchanged. Among other items, the annual dollar limit on employee contributions to employer-sponsored health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) rises to $2,600 (up from $2,550 in 2016). Other Items of […]

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Amendments Address Prior Salary, Race, and Ethnicity

A new law in California, effective January 1, 2017, makes certain changes to the state’s equal pay law. Highlights of the changes are presented below. Background Currently, an employer is prohibited from paying any of its employees at wage rates less than the rates paid to employees of the opposite sex for substantially similar work, […]

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It’s Time To Vote: State Voting Leave Requirements

With Election Day quickly approaching, private sector employers should be aware of their obligations under state law to provide voting leave for their employees. KNOW THE LAW The following is a general summary only of voting leave requirements under California state law. Many states have additional rules regarding time off to vote. For example, some states may not […]

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The WCIRB’s Proposed Experience Rating Formula, Effective January 1, 2017, Diminishes Employers’ Incentive

An integral part of the cost of workers’ compensation is the experience modification. It gives the employer the incentive to manage its cost through measurable loss control and claims management practices. The proposed experience rating formula developed by the Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB), effective 1/1/2017, will diminish the measurability of cost savings. In […]

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New Website!

Applied Resource Insurance Solutions is proud to reveal their new website! This new website is an easy way to navigate through our services, tools, and resources we offer. It's also a great way to stay connected in our local community with events, updates, and carriers! Follow our blog to get the most recent updates on [...]
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