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Beware of Ransomware

Ransomware is malicious software that’s designed to encrypt data in order to block access to it, or even access to the computer system itself, until a payment of money is made.

Beware of Ransomware

Ransomware is malicious software that’s designed to encrypt data in order to block access to it, or even access to the computer system itself, until a payment of money is made.

Why Technology Plays an Important Role as Workplace Demographics Shift | Illinois Employee Benefits

As an increasing number of Baby Boomers retire and leave the workforce, millennials are positioned to take on more leadership roles in the business world. Millennials bring with them a unique and evolving knowledge of technology and innovative HR practices that differ greatly from their Baby Boomer predecessors. As managerial roles are transferred from the … Continued

State Guide to COBRA Supplemental Requirements | Chicago Benefit Advisors

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) is a federal requirement of group health plans to provide COBRA continuation coverage to participants who lose coverage due to a qualifying event, when the employer had 20 or more full time employees. Over the years, many states enacted additional requirements similar to COBRA, either for small employers, or … Continued

IRS Extends Deadline for Employers to Furnish Forms 1095-C and 1095-B | Chicago Employee Benefits

On November 18, 2016, the IRS released Notice 2016-70 to extend the due date for employers to furnish Form 1095-C or 1095-B under the Affordable Care Act’s employer reporting requirement. Employers will have an extra 30 days to prepare and distribute the 2016 form to individuals. The due dates for filing forms with the IRS … Continued

Lather, Rinse, Repeat: IRS Reporting in 2017

This webinar will provide an overview of the reporting process, what we learned from the first round of reporting, and how employers should be tracking employees.

The Right Stop Loss Solution = Savings + Security

Learn about the key concepts of stop loss coverage, specific policy points to be aware of, and what to look for in a stop loss partner.

Use It Or (Don’t) Lose It

When it comes to paid time off (PTO), it’s usually “use-it-or-lose-it,” but that practice may be ending with some employers.

Use It Or (Don’t) Lose It

When it comes to paid time off (PTO), it’s usually “use-it-or-lose-it,” but that practice may be ending with some employers.

2016 Election Results: The Potential Impact on Health and Welfare Benefits | Chicago Employee Benefits

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 political atmosphere is … Continued