March 6, 2018

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Employee Benefits

By Kathy Jaeger  – CPA and Associate Director of Tax Services, Dean Dorton Mar 2, 2018 There are a few employment-related changes in the new tax bill which could require companies to rework internal policies or accounting immediately in 2018. NEW Credit for employers providing paid family and medical leave For tax years beginning after 12/31/17, an employer […]

December 7, 2017

5 Employee Benefits Trends to Watch in 2018

Look for more digital health programs and wellness initiatives at companies next year. By Susan Johnston Taylor, Contributor |Dec. 6, 2017, at 12:03 p.m. Open Enrollment – the period when employees get to choose health plans and other benefits for the coming year – is in full swing at many companies. Health care costs have been […]

December 1, 2017

What is the monetary value of employer-sponsored benefits?

(Employee Benefit Advisor) By offering health insurance coverage and retirement savings options, employers are providing greater retirement savings opportunities and ensuring a significantly lower tax burden for employees, a new report from the American Benefits Council finds. The report, to be be released in its entirety in early 2018, was previewed at the trade group’s […]

November 20, 2017

I.R.S. Starts to Enforce Health Law’s Rule That Employers Offer Insurance

(New York Times) As Republicans and the Trump administration continue trying to chip away at the Affordable Care Act, the Internal Revenue Service has begun, for the first time, to enforce one of the law’s most polarizing provisions: the employer mandate. Thousands of businesses — many of them small or midsize — will soon receive a […]

October 1, 2017

Trump’s health secretary Price resigns amid private jet scandal

Don J. Wright of Virginia will be named as acting secretary, effective at 11:59 p.m. on Friday.

September 30, 2017

How to improve employee health and the bottom line

Employers should increase the use of key preventive care services, offer a variety of tools and identify the conditions and employees that cost the organization the most.

September 1, 2017

Senators nearing bipartisan deal to stabilize ACA markets

Senators are nearing a deal on a bipartisan package to help stabilize the Affordable Care Act’s individual insurance markets.