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Massachusetts: Health Plan Reporting Rules for Employers

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts imposes two different health coverage reporting requirements on employers. The first is called HIRD and it applies to any employer with six or more workers in Massachusetts – even if the employer does not offer any health coverage. It...
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Celebrate the Season Safely

Last year's 2018 Holiday Party Survey by Challenger, Gray & Christmas found that just 65 percent of companies were holding holiday festivities last year, the lowest rate since the 2009 recession, and this trend is expected to continue into the 2019 holiday season...

IRS Releases Drafts of 2019 ACA Reporting Forms and Instructions

Last night, the IRS released DRAFTS of the forms and instructions that employers will use for 2019 reporting under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It is expected the IRS will finalize the materials in the next month. In the meantime, the drafts can help employers and...
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Employment Risks to Watch in 2019

Sexual harassment, legalized marijuana, equal pay, and time off issues create opportunities for agents Laura Kerekes writes a monthly “Innovative Workplace” column for Rough Notes, a publication that has been serving the insurance industry since 1878. While written...