Important Deadlines and Reminders for 2019

Important Deadlines and Reminders for 2019

DOL Releases New Model Employer CHIP Notice Notice Information Current as of January 31, 2019 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released a new model Employer CHIP Notice with information current as of January 31, 2019. As a reminder, employers that provide health insurance coverage in states...
Important Dates for 2019

Important Dates for 2019

See the upcoming deadlines for CHIP Notices, OSHA and CMS reporting, along with mandated sexual harassment training for New York employers.  
End of year updates

End of year updates

Retirement Plan Contribution Limits Increased for 2019 401(k) Contribution Limit Increased to $19,000 The IRS has announced that the amounts employees can contribute to 401(k)s and IRAs will increase in 2019. In particular: The employee contribution limit for 401(k) plans will be $19,000, up from...
How To Plan For And Anticipate Your Long-Term Care Needs

How To Plan For And Anticipate Your Long-Term Care Needs

Photo via Pixabay by Almadrava | Article by Guest Author June Duncan   How To Plan For And Anticipate Your Long-Term Care Needs Planning for and anticipating what your long-term care needs will be isn’t easy; no one knows what their health will be like five or 10 years from now. It can be stres...
New York State Releases Final Mandated Sexual Harassment Policy

New York State Releases Final Mandated Sexual Harassment Policy

New York State Releases Final Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Program and Policy New York State has released finalized versions of its model sexual harassment prevention training program and model sexual harassment prevention policy. As a reminder, within 12 months of October 9, 2018,...
Amid changes at federal level, New York state sets health insurance rates

Amid changes at federal level, New York state sets health insurance rates

By Allissa Kline  – Reporter, Buffalo Business First Aug 7, 2018, 6:29am EDT Updated a day ago Health insurance rates for individuals will rise next year at three of four health insurers that do business in Western New York. The New York State Department of Financial Services has released fin...
CMS Issues Final Rule on Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance

CMS Issues Final Rule on Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance

Background The Secretaries of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services published a proposed rule to consider allowing short-term, limited-duration insurance to cover longer periods and be renewed by the consumer on February 21, 2018 in response to both stakeholder input in the Request f...
NY Legislature Adds Bereavement Leave to NY Paid Family Leave Law

NY Legislature Adds Bereavement Leave to NY Paid Family Leave Law

New York state lawmakers want to require businesses to give workers three months of paid bereavement leave so they have ample time to mourn when a loved one dies. The Senate and Assembly have already passed the bill, which is currently under review by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, WCBS-TV reported. If final...
DOJ announces biggest health-fraud takedown ‘in history’

DOJ announces biggest health-fraud takedown ‘in history’

600-plus charged for unlawful opioid prescriptions, other crimes Federal agents carried out the biggest health care fraud takedown “in history” on Thursday, the Department of Justice said, charging more than 600 people across the country with bilking taxpayers for $2 billion through fake medi...