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Top 5 Benefits of a HSA

April 26, 2017 A Health Savings Account (HSA) may sound like something you don’t need... You have enough financial commitments that require immediate attention, so do you really need to save more money for health care expenses? HSAs are special savings accounts you can use to pay medical, dental and vision expenses, now or in the future. Only you…
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Dan Catanese’s 2017 HR Trends

The HR landscape is constantly changing. HR professionals are always pressed with new challenges. Last year I posted a series of blogs identifying the top HR trends for 2016 and due to popular demand I am kicking off a new series on some key HR issues that will arise in 2017. While HR responsibilities evolve…
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Handling of Retaliation Complaints under Section 1558 of the Affordable Care Act

January 24, 2017 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a final rule on the procedures for the handling of whistleblower complaints under Section 1558 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The regulations protect employees (which includes former employees and applicants for employment) who may have been subject to retaliation for seeking…
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OSHA Update – Final Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Illnesses and Injuries

December 29, 2016 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued several new rules changing the requirements for how employers report injuries.  Electronic Recordkeeping: Starting in January, “establishments with 20-249 employees in certain high-risk industries must electronically submit information from their 2016 Form 300A by July 1, 2017. These same employers will be required…
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2016 SPARK Recap

December 29, 2016 It was another amazing year for Diversified Insurance Solutions’ SPARK Grant Program. Our SPARK committee worked tirelessly to select six recipients from the pool of numerous worthy applicants. Each one of the winners was able to send representatives to our office, receive their grant, and share more about the important work each organization…
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Thank You From CEO Christian Lie

December 28, 2016 Thank you to our clients, associates, and business partners for making 2016 another successful year at Diversified Insurance Solutions. Without your continued support none of this would be possible. 2016 was another exciting year for our company. We added several new associates, promoted others, celebrated some retirements, expanded our office, awarded SPARK…
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IRS Delay in 6055 and 6056 Reporting for 2017

December 14, 2016: Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals are required to have health insurance while applicable large employers (ALEs) are required to offer health benefits to their full-time employees. In order for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to verify that (1) individuals have the required minimum essential coverage, (2) individuals…
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2016 Election Results: The Potential Impact on Health and Welfare Benefits

November 16, 2016: Following the November 2016 election, Donald Trump (R) will be sworn in as the next President of the United States on January 20, 2017. The Republicans will also have the majority in the Senate (51 Republican, 47 Democrat) and in the House of Representatives (238 Republicans, 191 Democrat). As a result, the…
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