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ACA Individual Mandate Update | New York Employee Benefits

Recently, the President signed a bill repealing the Affordable Care Act’s Individual Mandate (the tax penalty imposed on individuals who are not enrolled in health insurance). While some are praising this action, there are others who are concerned with its aftermath. So how does this affect you and why should you pay attention to this … Continued

SCOTUS 2018 Roundup and 2019 Preview | NY Employee Benefits

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard several cases with employment implications during their 2018 session, including the following four cases we covered in detail. (Click the case names to read the full articles.) Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro: Encino shifted the burden of proof in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime exemption … Continued

Oral Health = Overall Health | New York Benefits Advisors

A healthy smile can lead to a healthier (and longer living) you! Check out how easy it is to have good oral health.

Getting Married? Two Questions You Need to Ask Your Partner (but Probably Haven’t) | Melville Employee Benefits Agency

Getting married is a big leap. And you may be in the midst of a whole lot of planning—from when and where to have the wedding to whom to invite. But planning the wedding and honeymoon is just the start of your life together. As you start planning your future, don’t forget to put a … Continued

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Life Insurance | NY Benefit Consultants

Life insurance blah blah blah. Is that what you hear when someone mentions it as part of your new job’s employee benefits round-up or when you see something about it on TV or social media?  Not to worry: we’ve got the low-down on what you need to know. And it’s really not as overwhelming (or … Continued

Ask the Experts: State-specific Sick Leave | Melville Benefits Firm

Q: We have employees in multiple states. What guidance can you provide on meeting state-specific regulations under one sick leave policy? A: As with other state-specific laws that differ from state to state, you may — as long as compliant in all states — offer a paid sick leave policy based on the most employee-generous … Continued

Reminder: Health Plan PCORI Fees Are Due July 31 | New York Employee Benefits

Employers that self-insured any group health plans in 2017, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), are responsible for determining whether the annual PCORI fee applies to their plan. If so, use Form 720 to calculate, report, and pay the fee by July 31, 2018. PCORI stands for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Federal law imposes a … Continued

New York Employment Law Update – July 2018 | NY Employee Benefit Advisors

Westchester County and Salary History On March 26, 2018, the County Board of Westchester County, New York passed a resolution making it an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer to rely upon, request, or seek the wage history of a job applicant. Under the resolution, an employer may not: Require an applicant to disclose his … Continued

Live Well, Work Well Quarterly Newsletter | New York Employee Benefits

Check out our latest quarterly newsletter for the latest news in employee benefits, national health observances, health and wellness, and fun recipes for you and your family!   Click on the image to view the newsletter!

Federal Employment Law Update – June 2018 | Melville Employee Benefits Firm

NLRB: Guidance on Handbook Rules Post-Boeing On June 8, 2018, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel, Peter B. Robb, released a memorandum (GC 18-04) providing guidance to regional offices under the NLRB’s decision in Boeing. Per Boeing, the NLRB evaluates facially neutral handbook policies and work rules by a balancing test of impact versus … Continued