2019 Living Well Planner

2019 Living Well Planner

Introduction These days, you may feel overwhelmed with all the health information available to you. However, there are really only a few basic tips to keep in mind for your optimal health. According to experts, leading a healthy lifestyle can help you achieve total...

HSA/HDHP Limits Increase for 2020

OVERVIEW On May 28, 2019, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2019-25 to announce the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2020. These limits include: The maximum HSA contribution limit; The minimum...
Pay or Play Penalties Will Increase for 2019 and 2020

Pay or Play Penalties Will Increase for 2019 and 2020

OVERVIEW On Sept. 11, 2019, the IRS updated their Questions and Answers (Q&As) on the employer shared responsibility rules under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), to include adjusted penalty amounts for 2019 and 2020. According to the FAQs, the penalty amounts will...
IRS Confirms ACA Pay or Play Penalties Still Apply

IRS Confirms ACA Pay or Play Penalties Still Apply

The IRS Office of Chief Counsel recently released an information letter regarding the employer shared responsibility (pay or play) penalties under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This information letter confirms that the pay or play penalties continue to apply for...
Open Enrollment 2020 – Benefit Notices

Open Enrollment 2020 – Benefit Notices

Employers that sponsor group health plans should provide certain benefit notices in connection with their plans’ open enrollment periods. Some of these notices must be provided at open enrollment time, such as the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC). Other notices,...

Gov. Evers Issues Executive Order on Prescription Drug Prices

This week, Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order creating a Task Force on Reducing Prescription Drug Prices. The task force is charged with addressing the rising cost of prescription drugs in Wisconsin, which the executive order says cost Wisconsin residents $1.3...
Potential Benefits and Drawbacks to CBD Oil

Potential Benefits and Drawbacks to CBD Oil

Cannabidiol (CBD oil) has become a popular subject in the media. You may have even noticed it steadily finding its way onto the shelves of health stores and coffee shops, or at stores that specialize in or exclusively sell it. While you may have heard many stories on...
Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2018

Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2018

Overview Most measures of economic well-being and financial resilience in 2018 are similar to or slightly better than in 2017. Many families have experienced substantial gains since the survey began in 2013, in line with the nation’s ongoing economic expansion during...
Make Payroll Less Painful: New Product

Make Payroll Less Painful: New Product

Does the dollar amount you spend on payroll processing make you cringe? Does the amount of time you spend processing payroll drive you bonkers? Maybe you have wanted to pull out your hair when a garnishment arrives in the mail. Or worse-you have employees knocking on...