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Hire Better Employees

Hire Better Employees with these 3 Tech Savvy Tips

#1 Challenge for Small Businesses Let’s face it, hiring new employees is both time consuming and expensive. A recent article from Inc.com listed it as the number one challenge facing small businesses today. While hiring itself is important, it’s even more crucial that you hire the right people. Otherwise you’ll be looking for their replacements before you […]

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1095 Reporting Guide for 2016

First, a refresher… What are 1095 Forms? Under the Affordable Care Act, Americans must have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. The 1095 form proves to the IRS that you indeed had coverage. It’s important to realize however that employees don’t need a 1095-B or 1095-C to file their tax […]

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2017 Health Insurance Renewals – Inside the Numbers

A sneak peek Curious about your upcoming health insurance renewal? Wonder no more because the numbers are in! Get a jump start and find the right plan for your company in 2017. Our Crystal Ball You may be asking, how do you know what my renewal will be before I do? […]

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New Mandatory Employer Survey from CMS

Our Wonderful Government… Quick, what health insurance plan did you have in 2011? Seems like a strange question but due to CMS’s recent mailing it’s one you may have to answer. The letter refers to an online questionnaire for employers dubbed the Data Match Project. In it you are asked to recall and enter health insurance plans details from 2011-2013. […]

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5 Easy Tips to Help Your Benefits Stand Out!

Why do you offer benefits? New recruits and current employees alike often compare health insurance packages when deciding on a new job. Therefore small businesses that offer the right coverages are more likely to attract and retain high quality employees. So we wanted to share a few tips that will help make your benefits package […]

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Does your business have an employee handbook?

Uniform policy, sick days, benefit options… all in one place! An employee asks “how many vacation days do I have left?”. This seemingly harmless questions will cause many small business owners anxiety. The nervous employer may wonder: How many vacation days do we give employees? Does the amount increase after […]

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Hidden Gems of the ACA

If you had the time to read through the 2,300 page health care reform bill you might be surprised that it is not all bad, or good for that matter. However we have been reading not only the bill but also the plethora of articles, both in print and on […]

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Understanding Secondary Insurance

Is it better to be covered by two health insurance policies? We get asked this question more often than you would think. Two common scenarios are; a couple who is offered coverage by both of their employers or a child that is eligible to go on both of their parent’s […]

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Is Your Employee Benefits Broker Benefiting You?

Many non-business owners look at larger employers with a jealous eye. They see the power, assets and the social status of these entrepreneurs and would like to have such things for themselves. What they don’t see are the headaches, long hours, responsibilities and pressure that such a person is subject […]

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Pennsylvania Mini COBRA for Small Employers

Are You Compliant with PENNSYLVANIA mini COBRA? The Pennsylvania Mini COBRA laws have been on the books for a few years now. Yet many small employers in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania are either not aware or simply ignoring the new requirements. Below is a short guide to the relatively new law that […]

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