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IRS Reporting: Now What? | Illinois Employee Benefits

By Danielle Capilla Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors Applicable large employers and self-funded employers of all sizes have now completed the first round of required IRS reporting under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA requires individuals to have health insurance, while applicable large employers (ALEs) are required to offer … Continued

OSHA Reporting Changes: Employer Checklist | Illinois Benefits Broker

By Nancy Bourque HR Practice Leader at United Benefit Advisors The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued sweeping changes to record-keeping and reporting rules. Starting in 2017, employers with as few as 20 employees may be required to electronically report workplace injuries and illnesses on an annual basis, and the information from those … Continued

Putting A Lock On Cloud-Based Computing

And like that song from 1969, it appears that most employees really don’t know cloud computing at all.

Putting A Lock On Cloud-Based Computing

And like that song from 1969, it appears that most employees really don’t know cloud computing at all.

The Advantages of Going to the Gym Every Day | Benefits Specialist Chicago

By Michelle Kulas www.livestrong.com The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all adults get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise five days a week. Going to the gym every day is one way to accomplish this goal. Regular exercise carries many physical and mental health benefits. Do not begin any new exercise … Continued

OSHA’s Final Rule on Electronic Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses | IL Employee Benefits

By Nancy Bourque HR Practice Leader at United Benefit Advisors Beginning in 2017, certain employers with as few as 20 employees at a single site will be required to electronically file information about employee injuries and accidents that occurred in the prior year. This means that, for many employers, injuries and illnesses occurring in 2016 … Continued

Future Employee Expectations

Today, most new full-time hires expect a company to offer certain standard benefits – health, dental, vision, and life insurance, paid vacation and sick days, and a 401(k) or pension.

Future Employee Expectations

Today, most new full-time hires expect a company to offer certain standard benefits – health, dental, vision, and life insurance, paid vacation and sick days, and a 401(k) or pension.

What Employers Need to Know about the IRS-SSA-CMS Data Match Program | Benefits Specialist Illinois

By Danielle Capilla Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors Beginning in early 2016, many employers received letters from the IRS-SSA-CMS Data Match program. These letters are addressed to the employer and begin by stating that “Medicare needs your cooperation.” Employers are directed to report information on the IRS/SSA/CMS Data Match Secure Web Site (https://www.cob.cms.hhs.gov/DataMatch/). … Continued

How Much Life Insurance Do You Really Need? | Chicago Benefits Broker Services

Marvin H. Feldman www.lifehappens.org Some people equate life insurance with tragedy and death. In truth, life insurance is for the living. Without it, the sudden demise of a key breadwinner could leave a family stranded without the resources to maintain their lifestyle—or even retain their home. Not so long ago, professionals recommended that families carry … Continued