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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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2016 OSHA Seminar Recap

November 1, 2016: On Thursday, October 20th Diversified Insurance Solutions hosted their fourth and final seminar in their 2016 Education Series: OSHA Updates for 2016. The event was held at the Midway Hotel & Suites and featured OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist Jim Lutz as the speaker. Jim’s presentation covered a number of important OSHA issues…
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Reporting Minimum Essential Coverage

October 14, 2016: Minimum essential coverage (MEC) is the type of coverage that an individual must have under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Employers that are subject to the ACA’s shared responsibility provisions (often called “play or pay”) must offer MEC coverage that is affordable and provides minimum value. In the fall…
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Personal Lines Coverage Tips from Account Executive Tammy Lewis

October 7, 2016: Almost everyone has insurance, but do you have the right insurance? I have looked at A LOT of insurance policies throughout my career and I can’t tell you how many people are missing some essential coverages. The absence of these coverages on people’s policies could end up costing them thousands in the…
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