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Veteran’s Day

We would like to say Happy Veteran’s Day and Thank You to all the men and women out there that served and that are serving now.  We appreciate everything you do and everything you sacrifice for our country.   

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HSA Contributions

  As the year comes to a close you may want to look at putting some more money into your Health Savings Account or contributing some to your employee’s account if your business offers a qualified plan. Limits for 2016: … Continue reading

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Aetna To Withdraw From 11 ACA Exchanges In 2017.

from the NAHU Newswire: Citing huge financial losses, the Wall Street Journal  (8/15, Mathews, Subscription Publication) reports Aetna announced on Monday that it will pull back from 11 of the 15 states where it currently offers individual insurance on the … Continue reading

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Overtime

Important Announcement On New Overtime Rules On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor published the long awaited “Final Rule” concerning the new overtime regulations. Although the Final Rule was recently published, the new overtime regulations do not go into … Continue reading

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Workers comp webinar

Slips, trips and falls safety webinar   Texas Mutual policyholders can join us for a free safety webinar each month, including our valuable slips, trips and falls webinar on June 3.   Cluttered walkways, wet floors and unsafe behaviors make … Continue reading

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Memo from Texas Department of Insurance

To: Texas Employers From: Teresa Carney, Director, System Monitoring & Oversight Date: February 1, 2016 RE: Grace Period for Non-subscriber Reporting The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is providing a grace period for employers without workers’ … Continue reading

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Jewelry Protection

Have some new jewelry in the house? Protect it!   Ah, Valentine’s Day is near, and love is in the air. Well, love and a few other things, such as chocolates, romantic dinners, candy hearts that say “Be Mine” – … Continue reading

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ERISA Audits

For those of you that don’t know the Department of Labor is stepping up the amount of audits they perform for ERISA compliance.   We have already had a couple clients get audited. Health and welfare plans, Form 5500 filings, medical … Continue reading

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A Reminder coming from Blue Cross

If you are with Blue Cross this needs to be done so please look out for it in the mail: 90-Day Waiting Period Update for 2016 Renewals (1-150 Groups): Substantive Eligibility Statement As a reminder, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) … Continue reading

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Small Group Definition Will Not Change Nationally in 2016

This is from an email I received over the weekend from Cigna. Small Group Definition Will Not Change Nationally in 2016 – States will have flexibility. On October 1, Congress approved a bill repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision … Continue reading

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