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Human Resources News

In this issue: Safety First! …..OSHA has new rules – are you ready? October’s Quizzler Answer ……FMLA and Surrogate Mothers Monthly Health Tip ……the Best Fat Burning Foods just when you need them Legal Updates & Reminders 1, 2017: 2017 FSA contribution Limit is raised to $2600 (up $50 from 2016). Adoption and Long Term …

Human Resources Newsletter

Legal Updates & Reminders 1, 2017: Effective date of recently announced minimum wage increase to $10.20/hr. for certain Federal contractors. Oct. 25, 2016: Effective date of Final Rule on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, referred to as the “Blacklisting” rule. Begins the phased implementation of disclosure of labor law violations for Federal contractors …

Human Resources Newsletter

HR NEWS YOU CAN USE – Issue 8 – September 2016 In This Issue:   Legal Updates & Reminders September 30: Deadline for filing your annual EEO-1 Report. Applies to private employers with 100 or more employees, and federal contractors or first-tier contractors with 50 or more employees and a contract/subcontract of $50,000 or more. …

HR News Monthly

HR NEWS YOU CAN USE (Issue 7 – August 2016) Legal Updates & Reminders Effective August 1, 2016, employers must post the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) postings – see dol.gov Violating labor & employment laws just got a lot more expensive! President Obama signed into law in …

Wreaths Across America Arlington Cemetery

On December 17, 2016, we Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve and their families, and Teach the future generations about the sacrifices made to preserve our freedoms. It was a great honor for The Benefit Company to participate in the annual “Wreaths Across America” event which is centered in Arlington National Cemetery and occurs in …

December 2016 Edition Power of Healthy Living

In this issue: Flu Vaccination Questions: Here are some key questions about the vaccine with answers from the CDC. Go With the Flow: Aquatic Exercise: Water workouts have special advantages for exercisers. Healthy Choices, Healthy Pregnancy: Staying well throughout your pregnancy starts before conception, with knowledge and a positive lifestyle. Grocery Store Lessons: No matter …

Benefit Flash

Contribution & Benefit Limits 2016 Limit 2017 Limit Section 401(k), 403(b), or 457(b) annual deferral $18,000 $18,000 SIMPLE plan annual deferral $12,500 $12,500 Section 415 maximums Annual benefit from defined $210,000 $210,000 benefit plan Annual additions to defined contribution plan $53,000 $54,000 Maximum IRA contribution $5,500 $5,500 Catch-up contribution limits Retirement plan $6,000 $6,000 SIMPLE plan …

Benefit Flash

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals are required to have health insurance, while applicable large employers (ALEs) are required to offer health benefits to their full-time employees. In order for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to verify that (1) individuals have the required minimum essential coverage, (2) individuals who request premium …

Each Christmas The Benefit Company collaborates on giving back to the community and those in need globally. This year for their global initiative they chose Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse is a humanitarian organization that provides aid to people in physical need as a key part of Christian missionary work. The organization’s president is Franklin Graham, son …

Best match benefits advisor.

It’s not uncommon for members of our TBC team to be asked “What does an ideal client for TBC look like?” The answer to that question has a lot less to do with how they look, but with the culture and management style that defines the client or potential new client.  Therefore, below are eight …