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January Benefits Buzz

Reading Time: 1 minute JANUARY BENEFITS BUZZ Will you be getting an enforcement letter from the IRS? And what about those increases to the FSA limit? Lost? Confused? Afraid? Fear not. We’ve got the details here. Click here to receive a complimentary copy of our January Benefits Buzz.  And, as always, we’ll see you next month! 😄 Please follow …

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December Benefits Buzz

Reading Time: 1 minute DECEMBER BENEFITS BUZZ The year is wrapping up quickly (no pun intended), meaning you should be prepped and ready for the next one! December brings a few new updates:  A proposed rule to expand the usability of HRAs; “Gag clauses” from the Trump Administrator; SBCs for Open Enrollment. Pick up a copy of of our …

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Q4 Benefits Bulletin

Reading Time: 2 minutes We’re deep into the final quarter of the year, and we know you’re looking for just about any distraction from the day-to-day right before the holidays. Our benefits bulletin gives you a productive excuse to catch up on the industry specifics. Take a look at what Q4’s edition holds in store! The DOL extended the …

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October Benefits Buzz

Reading Time: 1 minute OCTOBER BENEFITS BUZZ Fall is in the air, and so are some important developments in the benefits world. Our monthly benefits buzz brings you information on these important topics: IRS and DOL Guidance on Association Health Plans (AHPs); Reductions on the ACA’s individual mandate penalty to zero in 2019; Medicare Part D Notices (Due before …

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August Benefits Buzz

Reading Time: 3 minutes ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLANS EXPANSION The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released a final rule that gives small businesses more freedom to join as a single group to purchase health insurance in the large group market or to self-insure. These arrangements are called association health plans (AHPs). By forming AHPs, small employers can avoid certain Affordable …

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6 HR Trends to Monitor in 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutes HR departments must constantly adapt to new requirements from both internal and external sources. Unexpected factors like new regulations from the White House and additional workplace responsibilities commonly disrupt HR departments. These disruptors can influence HR’s trajectory for the rest of the year. Given that it costs 20 percent of an employee’s annual salary to …

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February is Heart Month: Let’s Talk About Heart Disease

Reading Time: 3 minutes February is National Heart Month. To do our part for this important occasion, Wincline would like to help raise awareness about heart disease, particularly as it runs in families. Most families have at least one member who struggles to keep their heart healthy, and it’s important to know if these struggle are unique to one …

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January: Thyroid Awareness Month

Reading Time: 2 minutes DO YOU HAVE A THYROID CONDITION? According to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, approximately 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and an estimated 12 percent of the population will develop a thyroid condition in their lifetime.  The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck that helps …

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December Benefits Scoop

Reading Time: 4 minutes 2016 Election and Compliance Issues Republican candidate Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States, and Republicans have retained control of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Under President-elect Trump and the Republican-led houses of the U.S. Congress, it is likely that some changes will be made to the ACA …

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