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July 13, 2015

The Difference Between Contractors & Employees: A Two Minute Worker Classification Test

Several giants in the on-demand economy, including Instacart and Uber, are currently at the center of an ongoing debate around whether casual workers like crowdsourced couriers and chauffeurs are part-time employees or independent contractors. The two worker classifications differ in important ways, and the question of whether to classify workers as obligation-free contractors or full-benefits employees […]

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July 2, 2015

New IRS Rule Significantly Changes How Small Businesses Offer Health Insurance

For many years, small businesses that didn’t offer group health insurance would often help employees with health care by reimbursing or subsidizing individual plan premiums. These payments were considered non-taxable benefits. As of July 1, however, no business—including small businesses under 50 employees—may directly reimburse employees for medical costs or individual insurance plan premiums Companies […]

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June 29, 2015

Top 5 Things You Need to Know About the ACA

The Affordable Care Act is designed to reduce healthcare costs, expand coverage for the uninsured, and increase quality of care for people across the United States. Like most pieces of legislation, however, the ACA can be confusing, making it difficult for many businesses to comply with the law’s requirements. But come 2016, regardless of its […]

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June 15, 2015

6 Employee Benefits Required by Law

When businesses are birthed, it’s typically the owner who gets things started. Once a business experiences a measure of success, all of a sudden the employer is forced to learn how to manage the small business and how to handle the human resource responsibilities. It can be an exciting yet painful process to figure out all the legalities of hiring […]

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ACA to redefine Small Group Employer

March 30, 2015

ACA to Redefine Small Group Employer in 2016

Have you heard that the Affordable Care Act’s unofficial slogan is “Change is the only constant”? Heraclitus had it right. Case in point: the ACA is changing its definition of Small Group. Wait, what’s happening? On January 1st, 2016, the Affordable Care Act will change the way it previously defined “Small Group Employer.” If you have 51-100 employees on January 1st, you’ll […]

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ACA employer mandate

February 23, 2015

ACA Employer Mandate: The Ultimate Guide

The Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate went into effect two months ago. Is your company ready? Sometimes known as Employer Shared Responsibility or “ACA play or pay,” the ACA employer mandate aims to reduce the number of uninsured people in the U.S. by promoting employer-sponsored health coverage. When people talk about ACA compliance, they’re typically referring to the government’s […]

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