Suspension of DOL’s New Overtime Rules

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, a Federal Judge in Texas granted a preliminary injunction, suspending the implementation of the new overtime rules for now.  The implications of this ruling are in favor of the employer as no immediate action is required today.  Looking ahead, employers should plan to examine the …

IRS Extends Filing Deadlines for 2016 Filing

IRS EXTENDS FILING DEADLINES FOR 2016 FILING While most transition relief for ACA compliance has expired, the IRS has granted employers additional time to file 1095-Cs and 1094-Cs.  As you recall, the IRS extended deadlines last year for the 2015 filings, but the 2016 filing dates are different.  The extended …

The Presidential Election and the Affordable Care Act

Interesting times…. The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and its volumes of regulations have been the law of the land since 2010. Implementation was sometimes messy (the exchange websites), confusing (1095-C coding), and unreliable (late December extensions of filing deadlines). However, it is the law, and employers have spent billions of dollars to …

Impact of the Election on the ACA

Interesting times…. The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and its volumes of regulations have been the law of the land since 2010. Implementation was sometimes messy (the exchange websites), confusing (1095-C coding), and unreliable (late December extensions of filing deadlines). However, it is the law, and employers have spent billions of dollars to comply. While …

Open Enrollment: Your Health Insurance Do-Over Opportunity

Benefits and wellness news to inform, empower and inspire… Creative Benefits, Inc. publishes The Pulse quarterly for the benefit of employees covered by health insurance through their employers. Our hope is that we make health insurance easier to understand so that employees can make the most of their health insurance …

3 Benefit Strategies That May Help to Control Health Insurance Costs

By: Macee Keelan Most employers have two overall goals when shopping for benefits. First, they want an appropriate level of coverage to protect employees. Second, they need coverage that they and their employees can afford. When healthcare costs are continually rising, achieving this balance is no easy feat. In response …

A Dose of Giving

Benefits and wellness news to inform, empower and inspire… Creative Benefits, Inc. publishes The Pulse quarterly for the benefit of employees covered by health insurance through their employers. Our hope is that we make health insurance easier to understand so that employees can make the most of their health insurance …