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15
Aug

What to Know About New HRA Expansion Rule

Learn how the new HRA final rule offers employers and employees new opportunities. On June 13, 2019, the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Treasury Department issued a rule that expands the use of HRAs (health reimbursement arrangements) in the workplace.  The rule creates two new types of HRAs (individual coverage HRAs and excepted

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8
Aug

Homeowners Insurance Vs. Inland Marine Insurance

How are homeowners and inland marine insurance different when it comes to coverage for your belongings? Part of your responsibility as a homeowner is securing the right insurance coverage to take care of the personal possessions you keep on your property.  Fortunately, standard homeowners insurance automatically offers policyholders coverage for their belongings.  While this coverage is typically adequate, there are some

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25
Jul

The Benefits of Establishing a Solid Return-to-Work Policy

How establishing a return-to-work program will help your business’s bottom line. As an employer, one of the last things that you want to deal with is an employee injury.  Unfortunately, inadequate handling of workplace injuries can mean that employees are absent far longer than necessary.  To make matters worse, the longer an employee is out of the workplace, the less

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18
Jul

What to Know About American Patients First Initiative

Learn more about the Trump administration’s initiative to regulate prescription drug costs and improve healthcare transparency. In 2018, the Trump administration began exploring new strategies to regulate prescription drug costs and improve healthcare transparency.  This initiative, titled American Patients First, finally saw some progress when new regulations were passed in May of this year.  These regulations were passed with the

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11
Jul

Take These Precautions to Keep Your Home Safe While You’re on Vacation

Take these home safety precautions before leaving on your vacation. Are you taking a vacation this summer?  If so, then the last thing you want is for your relaxing getaway to be interrupted by the news of a home break-in.  This is why it’s so important to take home security steps before leaving on your trip.  While having the right

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2
Jul

Understanding New Opinion Letter Regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act

Learn about the DOL’s new opinion letter on the FMLA. Recently, the DOL (Department of Labor) announced the introduction of an opinion letter regarding wage and hour compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  The opinion letter (FMLA2019-1-A) lays out the DOL’s official written opinion on employers’ obligation to designate FMLA.  Curious to learn about DOL’s new opinion

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27
Jun

Purchase Eligible Products on Amazon with Your HSA or FSA

Online retailer Amazon recently announced that you can now use your flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) to purchase eligible medical products on its site.  Amazon’s FSA and HSA stores enable you to add your respective health payment card to the site and shop for your eligible products as you would shop for any other item. What

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20
Jun

How Having Commercial Insurance Can Improve Your Brand Image

How the right commercial coverage can help your company branding. As a small business owner, establishing a recognizable brand is likely one of your main areas of concern.  While launching a multi-level marketing strategy, creating a memorable company logo, and establishing a consistent company tone and aesthetic are all important parts of creating a brand, there are other steps that

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13
Jun

What Business Owners Need to Know About the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

What businesses need to know about the TCPA. While most people haven’t heard of the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act), it is actually a huge deal for businesses.  In fact, TCPA related lawsuits are the second most common federal lawsuit after employment law claims.  But what exactly is the TCPA, and how can you avoid violating it?  Here’s what businesses

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6
Jun

How Homeowners Can Manage Their Risk When Working with Contractors

Protect yourself when working with home contractors. As a homeowner, you will eventually need to hire a contractor to address property repairs or renovations.  While this might seem like a routine task, it’s important to understand that that working with a contractor exposes you to major risks.  Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to minimize your risks.  From

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