Learn about the change to hardship distributions employers may consider adopting. New legislation did not change what might constitute an individual hardship, but it does make hardship withdrawals easier to obtain for participants.
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OSHA recently released a memo clarifying how to apply standards when conducting compliance investigations. The federal regulations are still in place and remain unchanged, but the memo raises some concerns about post-accident drug testing.
About three million workers service equipment and face the risk of injury if lockout/tagout is not properly implemented. According to OSHA, compliance with the LOTO standard prevents an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries each year.
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The end of the individual mandate penalty in 2019 does not change an employer’s 1094C/1095C reporting obligations. The information reported on the 1094C/1095C forms relates primarily to the employer mandate, which is not going away.
In our 2018 MarketPulse, we examine trends that are having the greatest impact on how organizations operate — and what they mean for you. These issues are likely to touch almost every employer in some way, and preparing for them now will keep you moving forward into the future. We'll be addressing the invasive impact of the opioid epidemic, skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs, cyber risk, financial well-being programs and other employee benefit strategies.
NEW for 2018. Find supporting materials at AssociatedBRC.com/MarketPulse so you can learn more about these trends and tap into the right solutions to help your organization succeed. And don't miss our new emerging trends section — promising tactics and strategies that are yet to become universally adopted, but that should be on your radar.
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Our annual MarketPulse trend study surveys the areas of employee benefits and business insurance. In this publication, we discuss the increasing demand for self-funded health plans, how biometric-based programs are gaining momentum, what voluntary benefits employees are truly interested in, the growing threat of cyber crime and the need for cyber liability coverage and OSHA’s increased enforcement on fines for workplace risks.
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Our annual MarketPulse trend study surveys the areas of employee benefits and business insurance. In this publication, we discuss strategies to control cost drivers in healthcare, best practices for retirement planning, how employee engagement is the key to healthcare consumerism, threats facing small and large businesses and the risks associated with social media use.
Our annual MarketPulse trend study surveys the areas of employee benefits, business insurance and human resources. In this publication, we discuss how employers are incorporating biometrics into their wellness programs, tailoring communication to employees’ individual needs to increase engagement, health plan eligibility audits, how employers are implementing telemedicine strategies, cyber liability, employment practices liability insurance claims and how union membership rates are affecting organizations.
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