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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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Claims

It has been a weird year for claims.   I have  heard from other agents about a few large  claims some of which the client didn’t have coverage for.     There has been a number of cars flooded.  One house burned down from a … Continue reading

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Storms

There is another storm headed towards Houston.  If the weather guy’s predictions are correct it may be a doozy.  Lately they haven’t been right  half the time but I am getting ready anyway.  Please do a few things to get prepared … Continue reading

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HB 335

I received an email yesterday asking me to email my state representative and tell him to vote NO to a bill that is on the calendar.  It was for House Bill 335 which is designed to prohibit the use of … Continue reading

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