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Minimum Wage Increases

In 2015, some states’ minimum wages will be increasing again: New York State minimum wage will increase to $8.75 per hour on December 31, 2014 New Jersey minimum wage will increase to $8.38 per hour on January 1, 2015 Connecticut … Continue reading

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Proposal To Add Skimpier ‘Copper’ Plans To Marketplace Raises Concerns

Insurers and some U.S. senators have proposed offering less expensive, reduced benefits coverage, termed as “copper” plans on the health insurance marketplaces to encourage the uninsured that have not yet enrolled to buy. But consumer advocates and some policy experts … Continue reading

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Tax-Exempt Employers May See Reduction in Small Business Health Care Tax Credits

The amount that certain small tax-exempt employers receive on the refundable portion of the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit may be impacted by the sequestration process of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). As part of an effort to encourage … Continue reading

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Small Firms Hit by Big Changes in Health Coverage

New Health Law Affects Coverage for Business Owners, Their Employees Businesses with fewer than 50 workers are exempt from the most stringent requirements for larger employers under the federal health-care law. But that doesn’t mean they’re off the hook entirely. … Continue reading

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Excise Tax Hit in 2018 Anticipated by Employers

Roughly half of large U.S. employers will begin to hit the thresholds triggering the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) excise tax on high-value plans in 2018, and the percentage is expected to rise significantly in subsequent years. The excise or “Cadillac” … Continue reading

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Small Business Workers Unsatisfied with Benefits

More than half would be likely to accept jobs with slightly lower pay but better benefits Although 63 percent of employees at small businesses say they are extremely or very satisfied with their job, many think there’s room for improvement … Continue reading

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IRS Increases ACA’s Affordability Percentages for 2015

A reminder to employers that the definition of ‘affordable’ can change On July 24, 2014, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2014-37 to index the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) affordability percentages for 2015 under the employer “shared responsibility” coverage mandate, also … Continue reading

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Don’t Think you Need to Provide FMLA Coverage? Think Again!

The FMLA – or Family and Medical Leave Act – has far-reaching scope and implications. Some businesses will be impacted by its latest changes; others will not, therefore remaining a perennial concern among employers. The FMLA provides up to 12 … Continue reading

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Many Employees Hit with Higher Health Care Premiums

Many can’t afford unexpected medical expenses, survey shows. More employees are getting hit with higher health insurance premiums and co-payments, and many don’t have the money to cover unexpected medical expenses, a new report finds. More than half of companies … Continue reading

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Firms Weigh Costs Of Health Care

Here’s something that probably will astonish small business owners battered by years of steep health insurance premium increases: The majority of companies that provide health insurance to their employees have been getting a comparative bargain. That’s according to a February … Continue reading

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