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White House To Issue Executive Order Expanding Health Care Options

White House To Issue Executive Order Expanding Health Care OptionsThe White House is putting the finishing touches on an executive order that would expand health care options and allow individuals to band together and buy insurance beyond their state lines. The new...

How to Turn Employee Satisfaction Surveys into Corporate Action

Before you ask...be ready to act The labor market is tightening and competition for top talent has increased. Your company is not only competing to recruit great candidates, it is also competing to retain high performing employees. It helps to gain a good...

Payroll Technology Enhancements Continue in 2017

Payroll Technology Enhancements Continue in 2017Payroll management has modernized significantly over the past few years, thanks in part to innovations such as cloud computing, mobile devices, and new software that allows for better integrating payroll with other HR...

Important Healthcare Signup Policy

Important Healthcare Signup PolicyHealthcare.gov to Shut Down for Maintenance During Parts of Enrollment PeriodThere will be a shutdown of healthcare.gov, (the website consumers use to sign up for the Affordable Care Act), for 12 hours on nearly every Sunday of the...

Revised Health Push Hits More Snags

Revised Health Push Hits More SnagsReviving the repeal of the Affordable Care Act: ACA faces a last-ditch attempt to pass legislation striking much of the 2010 health law would set “block grants” of federal funding for each state to use for health care, including the...

‘Last-Ditch’ Bill To Repeal the ACA Healthcare

‘Last-Ditch’ Bill To Repeal the ACA HealthcareLegislation on Wednesday, 9-13-17 to repeal and replace major portions of the ACA with a system of block grants, is submitted as a first step towards making good on a seven-year House promise.The bill is suggested as a...

Designing a Compensation Strategy that Works for all Generations

Today’s Workforce, by the Numbers HR professionals are challenged to find the right compensation strategies to satisfy three different generations in the workforce. There’s no one-size-fits-all strategy to recruit and retain Baby Boomers, Generation X, and...

An ACA Single-Payer Health Plan Under Consideration As Another Option

An ACA Single-Payer Health Plan Under Consideration As Another OptionOn 9-13-17 a single-payer health bill was proposed designed to embrace a bigger government role in health care. Single-payer refers to a government-run health insurance system, though details can...

How to Avoid SUI Under/Over-Payments

Does your payroll tax management software conduct state unemployment insurance (SUI) rate exchanges so that you do not underpay or overpay your payroll taxes? This is especially critical to ensure multi-state payroll tax compliance and to avoid hefty fines.The only...

Predictive Modeling & Small Commercial Insurance Risk Assessment

Predictive Modeling & Small Commercial Insurance Risk AssessmentPredictive modeling is effective as a risk assessment tool in personal insurance, but acceptance in commercial insurance has been relatively slow, even for small commercial. When an insurance carrier...

How Flexible Scheduling Supports Employee Wellbeing

Flexibility Enhances Core Areas of Wellbeing For many years, Gallup has researched what it takes for people to feel contentment and believe their lives are rewarding. These five universal elements of wellbeing are shared by all people: Career Wellbeing: to have a...

A Memo From Wanda (Sept 2017)

Leaves of Absence are Risky, Complex for Unprepared Employers One of the most common, complicated situations for employers is how to handle employee leaves of absence. An example that comes to mind.... A couple of years ago, a client called us about an employee who’d...

The Voice on the Phone: Abby Walker

For Abby Walker, Solving Customers’ Problems isn’t a Job, It’s a Calling Abby Walker, a helpful voice on the phone for many Savers Admin clients, feels that helping is more than a job. For her, she said, it’s a calling. “I really do like being able to solve problems,”...

Ask Julie: How Can Our Problem Solvers Help you?

Are deductions for medical, dental and other insurance pre-tax for our employees? Maybe. Certain insurance deductions can be pre-tax for employees, but only if the employer has a Section 125 Cafeteria Plan in place. A Cafeteria Plan requires a formal signed plan...

With Modern Systems, Piedmont Candy Produces Old-Fashioned Peppermints

LEXINGTON – It’s a candy factory. Not a movie fantasy like Willy Wonka’s, but a special place nonetheless. The bracing aroma of peppermint pervades the building and clings sweetly to clothes when you leave. Workers in lab coats and hair nets move among gleaming...

New I9 Forms – Changes beginning Monday, September 18, 2017

Beginning Monday, September 18, employers must use the revised Form I-9 for all new employees. This new version of the form has the revision date of 7/17/17. The I-9 form can be found here or on the HR Support Center.You can visit USCIS’s I-9 Central or the News Desk...

Health Policy Update

Health Policy UpdateNov. 1, 2017 – ACA Open-enrollment Period ApproachesAs of March 2017, about 10.3 million people signed up and paid for coverage on the ACA exchanges. The next enrollment period begins Nov. 1, 2017 and lasts 45 days. HHS officials said there is no...

Work-Life Integration: Effectively Blending Work & Life

How to Help Employees Blend Work and Life Effectively Five years ago, forward-thinking HR executives were thinking about work-life balance and how to help busy, stressed-out employees find enough downtime outside the office. In over two years of Herman Miller...

5 Tips for Improving Your Payroll Automation

One-third of Employers Make Costly Payroll Mistakes September 4th – 8th is National Payroll Week—a week that “celebrates the hard work by America's 150 million wage earners and the payroll professionals who pay them.” Did you know that 67% of the annual revenue of the...

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