Compliance Overview

Posted by Abe Gunther on Oct 27, 2017 9:16:26 AM

HSA Limits for 2017

The following chart shows the health savings account (HSA) limits that apply for 2017. It also shows the limits that applied for 2016 for purposes of comparing the annual limits. The only limit that changed for 2017 is the HSA contribution limit for individuals with self-only coverage under a high deductible health plan (HDHP), which increased by $50.

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Topics: Human Resources

Reasonable Accommodations

Posted by Jacklyn Teters on Oct 25, 2017 11:36:34 AM

Q: What types of accommodations do I have to make for employees with disabilities?

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Topics: disabilities, alternate work schedule, modified duty

Benefits Buzz - Benefits tips brought to you by Ascend HR Solutions

Posted by Abe Gunther on Oct 21, 2017 12:44:05 AM

Senate Rejects ACA Repeal Efforts

In the early morning hours of July 28, 2017, members of the U.S. Senate voted 49-51 to reject a “skinny” version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), called the Health Care Freedom Act (HCFA).  

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Topics: Human Resources

Preparing for an OSHA Inspection!

Posted by Jacklyn Teters on Oct 17, 2017 10:21:27 AM

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) requires employers to provide a safe work environment for their workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for creating workplace safety standards and enforcing compliance with the OSH Act.

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Topics: OSHA, warrants, inspections, rights

Common Legal Mistakes in Employee Handbooks

Posted by Jacklyn Teters on Oct 11, 2017 10:35:11 AM

 Your employee handbook is an important document. Not only does it help employees understand company policies, promote solid company-employee communication and set a consistent standard of expectations, but it can also have serious legal ramifications. 

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Topics: employee handbook, legal mistakes

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