The Case Against Employer Paid Long-Term Disability Coverage

May 2, 2018

Offering employer-paid benefits is a great way to attract and retain highly qualified employees.  However, employees may benefit more by paying for one type of insurance on their own:  long-term disability. Long-term disability coverage is an often overlooked but very important employee benefit.  Long-term disability insurance picks up where a short-term policy leaves off, usually
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Paid Family Leave

August 4, 2017

“Starting in January 2018, Paid Family Leave (PFL) will take effect for New Yorkers. NY PFL will be one of the most comprehensive paid family leave programs in the country. All New York “covered employers” (typically private sector employers with one or more employees who have private sector statutory disability insurance / DBL), have to
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Why all employers should provide Total Compensation Statements

February 3, 2016

An often overlooked but important tool that all employers can use to boost employee morale and improve retention is to present a Total Compensation Statement at each employee’s annual review. Total Compensation Statements give employees information on the entirety of the pay package awarded to them on an annual basis, including both direct and indirect
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Identify & Prevent Employee Benefit Plan Fraud

August 18, 2015

Employee benefit plans are a must-have for every business. Not only are they important recruiting tools, but they are an expected and necessary perk of most full-time positions. While many employers have implemented detailed employee benefits plans, they are often missing the crucial oversight and systems to help prevent fraud. 1. Know where to look
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IRS unveils final forms, reporting guidelines for ACA

July 28, 2015

Recently, the IRS announced its final forms and reporting instructions for the Affordable Care Act. The law has altered insurance coverage for Americans, both through employee benefit programs and the health insurance exchanges. Regarding the former, the ACA did not just usher in changes for workers. Employers also have new requirements for their employee benefits,
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Could your wellness program be violating the ADA?

June 10, 2015

A healthy workforce is a productive workforce. When employees are in good shape and putting effort into maintaining or improving their well-being, productivity rises and absenteeism falls. It's for this reason that so many businesses today have implemented wellness programs. In fact, according to a recent poll conducted by Gallup, 85 percent of U.S. employers
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