Safety Matters – Personal Protective Equipment

September 19, 2013 | Leave a Comment

OSHA requires the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering and administrative controls are not feasible or effective in reducing these exposures to acceptable levels. Employers are required to determine if PPE should be used to protect their workers. To read our Safety Matters article on PPE, please click this link.  09-19-13 – Safety Matters – Personal Protective Equipment

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Reporting Requirements for Employers and Health Plans

September 19, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Over the past several months, the Administration has been engaging in a dialogue with businesses – many of which already provide health coverage for their workers – about the new employer and insurer reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). To learn more about this topic, please click this link. 09-19-13 – Reporting Requirements for Employers and Health Plans

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SAFETY MATTERS – IT’S NO ACCIDENT

September 17, 2013 | Leave a Comment

The best way to reduce accidents in the workplace is to be proactive with prevention. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. There are many ways to prevent accidents but in implementing these methods, you need to be consistent and communicate your expectations clearly. To successfully reduce accidents in the workplace, click the link to read the safety suggestions. 09-17-13 – Safety Matters – Its No Accident

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FAQ on Exchange Notice Penalties

September 17, 2013 | Leave a Comment

The U.S. Department of Labor is advising businesses they will not be fined if they fail to notify their employees of their health insurance options by Oct. 1.  Until this week, there was considerable speculation that employers who failed to give written notice to employees outlining their upcoming insurance options could face fines of $100 per day, or even per employee per day, for missing the Oct. 1 notification deadline. Click the link to read the notice. 09-17-13 – HCR Bulletin – FAQ on Exchange Notice Penalties

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Proposed Rules Released on Reporting for Issuers and Self-funded Employers

September 12, 2013 | Leave a Comment

 To help employers quickly understand their obligations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), The Cornerstone Insurance Group is happy to provide a summary of the Proposed Rules Released on Reporting for Issuers and Self-funded Employers. We understand PPACA is confusing, and staying up with “proposed” and “final” rule clarifications is even harder. Consider us your resource for up-to-date information on PPACA.  To read more, please click this link. 09-12-13 – HCR Bulletin – Proposed Rules Released on Reporting for Issuers and Self-funded Employers

Posted in Benefits, Health Care Reform Info, Human Resources, Legislative Alerts

COMMON SENSE AND SAFETY

September 12, 2013 | Leave a Comment

There are a number of safety problems common to most workplaces and job sites that can be solved with a little common sense. Planning and thinking ahead can help eliminate most of these hazards. Take a close look at your workplace with these suggestions in mind. To read more about Common Sense and Safety, click this link. 09-12-13 – Safety Matters – Common Sense and Safety

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ACA MANDATES – DIFFERENT MEASURES OF AFFORDABILITY

September 12, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Are you overwhelmed by the seemingly never-ending stream of health care reform regulations and guidance being issued?  Though this article will focus on the obligations required, as defined by the Act, portions of this law impact employers of all sizes. This is because the law itself creates a new health insurance exchange which offers individuals and employers a choice of health care plans.  To learn more, please click the link. 09-12-13 – ACA Mandates Different Measures of Affordability

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Health Care Reform – What Does It Mean for You?

September 10, 2013 | Leave a Comment

You’ve heard of healthcare reform on the news for a while. You may have wondered what it is and how it affects you. Like any sweeping law, it can be complicated. But, we’re here to help you understand healthcare reform by breaking it down into the parts that may impact you. Click this link to read more. 09-10-13 – HCR-What Does It Mean For You

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Fire Safety

September 10, 2013 | Leave a Comment

In keeping with the theme of SAFETY FIRST SEPTEMBER, we want to test your knowledge of Fire Safety.  First, we provide you with a helpful Safety Matters article on Fire Safety, and then we follow it up with a short 5 question quiz.  So test your fire safety and see how well will you score on this quiz? Click the link to view the article and quiz  09-10-13 – Fire Safety Article & Quiz.

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Safety First September

September 05, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Labor Day is past us, signaling the end of summer and ushering in “Safety First September.”  What better way to remind and educate your employees on the benefits of safety in the work place.  Keeping in mind fire drills, tornado drills and what to do in case of an earthquake are all helpful safety reminders for your employees. For more information on Safety First initiatives, click here.

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