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2023 Indexed Benefit Figures Including FSA Limit Increase
The Consumer Price Index warranted increases in some benefits figures for 2023—for a full summary and charts of key 2023 figures that are of interest to employers and sponsors of benefit plans, please click here.
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Creating a Cybersecurity Culture
In order to keep your organization safe from cybercriminals, cybersecurity must become an integral part of company culture—something that is valued and upheld by every member of the organization.
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DHS Instructing ERs to Continue Using Current Form I-9 Which Expires on 10/31
On Oct. 11, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published instructions for employers to continue using the Employment Eligibility Verification form (Form I-9) when hiring new employees until a new version of the form is published.
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These 5 States Face Highest Risk for Wildfire Damages
Properties in California, Florida, Texas, Colorado and New Mexico face the highest risk for wildfire damages in 2022, according to a recent report from CoreLogic.
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Five Strategies for Reducing Workers’ Compensation Costs
For the trucking industry, there are 5 steps you can take to have a well-rounded safety program that produces a safe work environment, achieves OSHA compliance, reduces accidents and ultimately reduces workers’ compensation costs.
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NY Paid Family Leave Benefit Updates for 2023
Effective January 1, 2023, eligible employees will be able to take up to 12 weeks of Paid Family Leave (PFL) at 67% of their average weekly wage.
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Complying with the FMLA
n addition to providing eligible employees with leave for qualifying reasons, covered employers must maintain employees’ health benefits during leave and restore employees to their same (or equivalent) jobs after leave.
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Three Historic Rain Events Highlight Inland Flood Dangers
Three separate downpours across three states from July 25th to August 1st destroyed homes and businesses, killed crops and left at least 39 people dead. Each of these downpours was a one-in-a-thousand historic rainfall event, prompting climate experts to warn that the frequency and intensity of these storms are increasing.
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ACA Affordability Percentage Decreased Significantly for 2023
For plan years beginning in 2023, the Internal Revenue Service has announced that employer-sponsored coverage will generally be considered affordable if the employee's required contribution for the lowest cost self-only health plan offered does not exceed 9.12% of their household income for the year.
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New York State Launches Sexual Harassment Hotline
On July 19, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the launch of a state-wide toll-free hotline for issues of workplace sexual harassment. 
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