Are Your Company’s FMLA Policies Putting It at Risk?

Is there anything more frustrating than knowing what needs to be done, but forgetting to do it? There’s standing in line for an hour at the DMV, and then realizing you forgot your identification. Then there’s waiting on hold with the help desk, before realizing you don’t have your ticket …

Is a Gap Plan a Good Option for Your Company and Employees?

Gap plans are tantalizingly named. In a time when healthcare costs always seem to be rising, and revenues can’t quite keep up, many employers find it challenging to offer high-quality healthcare coverage that they and their employees can afford. Deductibles and out of pocket expenses are going up every year, …

How Should Companies Send FMLA Correspondence to Employees?

The challenge of sending Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) correspondence to employees is truly a case of being squeezed at both ends. A human resource manager not only has to stay on top of all of the documentation associated with FMLA, but must also ensure that the documentation is …

Save the Date: 6055 & 6056 Reporting Workshop

Join us for an interactive workshop to address ‘6055 & 6056 Reporting Requirements for Employers’ with Judy Griffith, Esq. and our Health Care Reform team.  We will review timelines, reporting requirements and the process for those impacted by this new regulation. Tuesday, June 16th;  9:00 – 11:00 AM  Aronimink Golf …

Will the ‘Cadillac Tax’ Affect My Business?

When the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010, many analysts predicted that one of the law’s more eyebrow-raising taxes would be altered by the time it was scheduled to take effect in 2018. Dubbed the “Cadillac Tax,” the excise tax called for insurers to pay a 40 …

Creative Benefits’ Fitbit Challenge

February is the month during which we typically exercise the least. That’s why Creative Benefits chose February as the time to conduct a month-long Fitbit competition. Four teams consisting of 10 members each (the Lions, Cheetahs, Zebras and Gazelles) were formed. Total steps were combined for all team members over …

Health Insurance and Identity Theft

The recent cyber-attack on health insurer Anthem Inc. has caught the attention of many consumers, who are concerned about what security measures are taken to protect their personal information which is used when applying for health insurance. In today’s world we should be aware of identity theft and take precaution …

What Classification Size Is My Company Under the ACA?

Nuanced is one way to describe the regulations that employers must now navigate to ensure compliance with the Affordable Care Act. Frustrating might be the word favored by some employers. Under the ACA, even determining a company’s classification size can be a complicated process. At first, it appears a cut-and-dry …

National Wear Red Day and Random Acts of Kindness

Featured in this newsletter is information about being a savvy consumer, National Wear Red Day and random acts of kindness. Please share this with friends and family.   NEW beginning next quarter: Creative Benefits, Inc. will be changing up our Wellness Newsletter by making it a quarterly publication.  It will …

Fitness Trends, Having a Life of Purpose and New Year’s Resolutions

Below is a link to the January 2015 Wellness Newsletter.  Featured in this newsletter is information about fitness trends, having a life of purpose and of course, New Year’s resolutions.  We encourage you to share this information with your family and friends. Have a Happy Healthy New Year!   January 2015 …