Entries for February 2014

Last summer President Obama delayed the penalty provisions for employers with 50 or more full time equivalent employees until 2015, and in early February of 2014 the administration provided further relief for employers, postponing some penalties for some employers yet again.  The ACA mandate that US citizens and residents have health insurance coverage or pay a penalty remains in place for 2014 however, and an important deadline for compliance is quickly approaching... Read more
When the Affordable Care Act passed into law it became clear that 2014 was slated to be the year when many changes were to take place including the Employer Shared Responsibility provision or Employer Mandate also known as "Pay or Play".   However, on July 9, 2013 the Treasury announced that all employers who are subject to the employer mandate are relieved of the employer shared responsibility penalties and reporting requirements until 2015.  Further reli... Read more
Business Benefits Insurance Solutions' President Jim Beatrice presented the latest strategies for enhancing employee’s benefit experience while maintaining bottom line costs, during a recent employer panel discussion offered by the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Jim, pictured here, enumerated ten strategies employers should evaluate, and also educated participants about the most recent employer mandate regulations.        ... Read more
Congratulations to Remke Markets winners of the 2014 Northern Kentucky Wellness Challenge, sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce!  Employees of Remke Markets and Harper Oil outpaced several dozen employers in the region by achieving points through a combination of exercise, healthy eating, and engaging in preventive services. Remke Market team captain Connie Flynn is pictured accepting the reward from the Chamber.  Read more
Monday, February 10th, 2014, the Obama administration announced another delay for the employer mandate, this time giving employers with 50 - 100 full time equivalent (FTE) employees until 2016 to offer coverage to those employees working 30 or more hours per week. Read more
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