Business

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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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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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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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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30
May

Exploring Alternative Forms of Funding for Your Employee Benefits Plan

Employers, consider these alternative funding approaches for employee health benefits. In the past, alternative funding solutions for health benefits were primarily available to large corporations.  However, shifts in the in the group health insurance market has completely changed the landscape.  Today, smaller and mid-sized businesses can also benefit from options aside from being fully self-funded.  Here are some of the

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23
May

4 Tips to Help Your Small Business Stand Out from the Competition

Try out these suggestions to make your small business stand out from the competition. Promoting your small business is a difficult task.  Not only do you need to worry about other small businesses in the area, but you also have to compete with big-name corporations with much bigger marketing budgets and client bases.  However, you shouldn’t feel discouraged as there

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16
May

Risk Management Considerations for Hiring Independent Contractors

Learn about the risk management strategies you should employ when it comes to working with independent contractors. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to mitigate your company’s risk.  However, this task is easier said than done, especially if you routinely work with independent contractors or subcontractors.  Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to ensure that you

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18
Apr

How to Safeguard Your Small Business Against Common Risks

Take steps to protect your company against common commercial risks. As a small business owner, you know that you are subject to a considerable amount of risk.  This is why it’s important to take preventative measures and secure the right commercial coverages to ensure that your company can survive whatever comes its way.  Take these steps to protect your company

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11
Apr

Suggestions for Attracting and Retaining the Best Caregivers

How you can attract and keep talented caregivers on your staff. As the population continues to age, the demand for home healthcare services is increasing at a rapid rate. In order to keep up with this growing demand, home care agencies must do their best to attract and retain top talent in their industry.  However, recruiting and securing caregivers requires effort

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