Integrated Benefit Solutions announces new partnership with the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce
Official Release: a new addition to our chamber The Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our newest member that we think is going to be...
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6 Simple Ways to Improve Open Enrollment
It’s that time of year again. There’s a crispness in the air combined with an energy that is simultaneously exciting and scary. As the shadows cast longe...
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New York Issues Final Paid Family Leave Regulations
Regulations Currently in Effect New York has issued final regulations for its Paid Family Leave (PFL) law. Highlights of the regulations are presented below....
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How to Keep HSAs Exempt from ERISA
Employers should not, through good intentions, become overinvolved in employees’ decisions to invest in health savings accounts (HSAs). Over-involvement coul...
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HR Issues Small Businesses Face
Originally posted at By Elizabeth Cipolla While it is certain that all org...
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The ACA Remains, So What’s Next for Employers?
HR must stay compliant with ACA obligations despite prospects for bipartisan relief With the Republicans’ failure to pass a bill to repeal and replace the Af...
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OSHA Proposes 5-Month Delay to Electronic Recordkeeping Submission Deadline
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a proposed rule seeking to extend the date by which certain employers are require...
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Senate Republican leadership releases long-awaited healthcare bill
Senate Republican leadership released its long-awaited healthcare bill Thursday, ending weeks of speculation and a secretive process that frustrated Democrat...
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Avoid These Common Mistakes When Completing Form I-9
The Form I-9 is a complicated document that recently has been changed, so employers should be vigilant about avoiding common mistakes when filling it out, ca...
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Blue Cross seeks 48.8 percent hike for individual plans on state exchange
By Henry L. Davis via The Buffalo News Those who buy health plans through New York State’s insurance marketplace will face extremes next time they shop – s...
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Employers Guide to the NY Paid Family Leave Act
PFL Information for Employees Starting in January of 2018, all employees who are covered under an employers’ NYS DBL policy will be required to purchase a p...
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Fiduciary rule for retirement advisors to take effect June 9th
via CNBC A controversial rule that requires financial advisors to work in the best interests of their clients will go into effect next month as scheduled, La...
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NY health insurers expected to seek double-digit rate hikes this week
By James T. Mulder | via SYRACUSE, N.Y. – New York health insurers are expected to ask this week for double-digit pre...
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Aetna fully exits Obamacare exchanges with pull-out in two states
Via Reuters Health insurer Aetna Inc (AET.N) said on Wednesday it will exit the 2018 Obamacare individual insurance market in Delaware and Nebraska – the two...
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Republican Obamacare replacement bill passes House
After years of debate, the House on Thursday voted to repeal key parts of the Affordable Care Act and replace them with new provisions. The vote, which Presi...
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A Good Time Was Had By All
Our 3rd Annual Charity Wine Tasting Event was a success. This year it was held at Liberty Vineyards on Route 20 in Sheridan to benefit Chautauqua Hospice & P...
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State releases $200 million for drug manufacturing plant in Dunkirk
By Stephen T. Watson via the Buffalo News The state has released $200 million in aid for a drug manufacturing plant that Athenex intends to build in Dunkirk,...
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Please Join Us For Our 3rd Annual Charity Wine Tasting Event
Please join us Thursday, April 27th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm for our 3rd annual wine tasting event to benefit a local charity. This year, all proceeds will ben...
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House passes Small Business Health Fairness Act
Legislation aims to boost health insurance by expanding coverage and lowering costs for working families In a bid to improve the health insurance purchasing ...
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Chautauqua Hope And Healing Events Planned
The Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council is teaming up with local organizations once again for Hope and Healing For Chautauqua beginning on May 16....
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Ex-New York assemblyman, doctors charged in illegal opioid prescription scheme: officials
A former New York assemblyman and a dozen pain clinic workers were arrested on Friday, accused of operating some of the largest “pill mills” in the northeast...
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President Trump repeals law allowing OSHA to fine for “Continuing Violations”
Rule Previously Became Effective on January 18, 2017 President Trump has signed into law House Joint Resolution 83, which repeals the “Volks Rule,” an Occupa...
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Focus Turns Back to Regulatory Relief As ACA Remains Law
Now that House leaders have withdrawn the GOP’s American Health Care Act from further consideration, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will stay in effect and at...
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Key Points of GOP Healthcare Bill
Here are just some of the preliminary changes the American Health Care Act will repeal/replace from the Affordable Care Act: Tax credits Both the GOP bill an...
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NYDOL Releases Proposed Model Templates for Written Notice and Consent under New Wage Regulations
Update 2/22/2017 The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) issued final regulations in September 2016, significantly restricting the use of payroll deb...
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Top and Bottom Earners Responsible for Most Health Care Spending, Study Shows
Middle-range earners had lower use, and less misuse, of health services High-wage earners spend the most, per patient, on health care in the U.S., a new stud...
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Medicare Glossary: a Guide to Terminology
There’s a lot to know about Medicare, including many terms associated with the insurance program that you’ll need to understand when signing up for and using...
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