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Can Employers Reimburse Employees for Health Insurance?

Since 2020 with the enactment of the “21st Century Cures Act,” employers of any size could reimburse their employees for the costs of individual health insurance plans. The Affordable Care Act required employees with 50 or more employees who worked at least 30 hours per week, to offer health insurance. With a vast majority of US businesses having less than 50 employees, many people working...

How Does Employee Turnover Impact Your Business?

A loyal, dependable workforce is a critical aspect of business success. When a company is experiencing a high turnover rate, it is imperative that you discover what is driving the exodus before it worsens. The costs of employee turnover to a business are more than financial, and include the following: Reduced morale. Workplace relationships are important, and when a valued employee leaves, it impacts the...

How to Prepare for an Employee Going on Maternity Leave

Companies with over 50 employees are required, under the FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act), to offer maternity leave for up to 12 weeks. Over that period, the person’s job is protected, and after the parental leave time has expired, the person has the right to return to the original job, without penalty in pay or position. When an employee is planning to go on...

What Is Captive Insurance and How Does It Work?

A captive insurance company is a subsidiary owned by a parent organization, established primarily to insure its owner. The captive insurer writes insurance policies for the parent organization and does not insure any other company. It provides risk mitigation for the parent company or a group of related companies. A captive insurance company may be formed: When a parent company is unable to find a...

4 Questions to Ask When Choosing Group Health Insurance

Choosing a group health insurance plan for your business may require a great deal of consideration and time. It can be a challenge to find the right plan to suit the needs and budgets of everyone concerned. The following are four important questions to ask when you are shopping for group health insurance. What Type of Group Plan Do You Want to Offer Your Employees?...