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» Newsletter - Don't Forget to Provide an SBC This Open Enrollment, Preventing the Flu December 5, 2018
» Newsletter - IRS Issues ACA Letters to Nonprofit Employers, Health Care Costs Still Rising November 7, 2018
» Newsletter - Open Enrollment is Around the Corner, Workplace Bullying and Preventing Sexual Harassment October 10, 2018
» Newsletter - ACA Reporting Draft Forms Now Available, Critical HIPAA Compliance Gaps Exposed September 12, 2018
» Newsletter - Top 5 New Hire Forms and How Summer Hires May Impact Your ALE Status August 13, 2018
» Newsletter - Form 5500 Filing Deadline for Many Health Plans is July 31 - Don’t Forget to Pay PCORI Fees July 6, 2018
» Newsletter - 2019 HSA and HDHP Limits Released, and Ways to Keep Employees Motivated This Summer June, 13 2018
» Reminder: Due Date to Submit 2017 EEO-1 Report Extended to June 1 May 22, 2018
» Newsletter - FAQs on Paid Family Medical Leave Tax Credit, Clarification on Tip Pooling Law and more! May 8, 2018
» Newsletter - Best Practices for Preventing Workplace Harassment, interview tips and more! April 6, 2018
» Newsletter - Federal Tax Withholding Guidance, ACA Terms Employers Need to Know - and more March 8, 2018
» Newsletter - New Income Tax Withholding Tables, Must Do's for Employee Orientation, ACA Reporting in 2018 February 7, 2018
» Newsletter - Guidance on Workplace Harassment Prevention, 10 Employee Retention Resolutions and more! January 9, 2018
» Newsletter - How Hiring Holiday Help Impacts 'Pay or Play' Compliance, Tips for Holiday Party Planning December 6, 2017
» 2017 Year-End HR Checklist December 1, 2017
» Newsletter - 1094 & 1095 Forms Available, FSA, QSEHRA & 401(k) Limits Announced - and more November 7, 2017
» Newsletter - IRS Warms of Phishing Scam, How to Deny a Time-Off Request and more October 16, 2017
» Newsletter - Taming Productivity Killers, Tips to Make Your Job Posting Stand Out, and DOL updates September 7, 2017
» Newsletter - Summer’s Here And So Is Spear Phishing, 5 Guidelines for Protecting Employees from Heat Stress August 10, 2017
» USCIS Releases New Form I-9 and Form I-9 Instructions July 26, 2017
» Newsletter - HHS Releases HIPAA Cyber‐Attack Checklist, How to Write a Good Job Description - and more! July 24, 2017
» Webinar - NY Paid Family Leave [print slides] June 18, 2017
» Preparing for NY Paid Family Leave June 13, 2017
» Newsletter - 2018 HSA Limits Released, New OSHA Training Requirements and more! June 5, 2017
» Newsletter - 'Pay or Play' Penalty & Affordability Amounts, Avoiding Employee Misclassification and more May 9, 2017
» Newsletter - 2017 Values for Employer-Provided Vehicles, USCIS Updates for I-9 Handbook and more... April 18, 2017 
» CDPHP Announces Contract Agreement with HealthQuest April 14, 2017
» Newsletter - New Form I-9, Revised Model for CHIP Notice, New SBC Template and more... March 3, 2017
» Newsletter - New Executive Order Calls for Minimizing Economic Burden of ACA (and more)... February 3, 2017
» Newsletter - State Minimum Wage Rates Set to Increase, 5 HR Compliance Resolutions and more... January 5, 2017
» Newsletter - Federal Overtime Rule Update, Deadlines Extended for 1095-B & 1095-C in Early 2017... December 8, 2016
» USCIS Releases New Form I-9 November 21, 2016
» Newsletter - Voting Leave by State, New Federal Overtime Rule Effective Dec. 1, and more... November 3, 2016
» Dental Information Available through MetLife Mobile App October 17, 2016
» Newsletter - Current Version of CHIP Notice Set to Expire, Max Individual Mandate Payment Amount... October 7, 2016
» Newsletter - 2016 ACA Transitional Reinsurance Program Contribution Rate and Deadlines Announced September 8, 2016
» Important News for CDPHP members August 25, 2016
» Blue Shield of Northeastern NY Cyber Security Incident Update August 10, 2016
» CDPHP Cyber Secutiry Incident Update August 10, 2016
» Newsletter - Proposed Changes to Form 5500, Labor Law Penalties Increase, Prevent Workplace Harassment August 9, 2016
» Newsletter - Understanding Federal Overtime Rules, 5 Must-Have Forms for New Hires - and more! July 14, 2016
» Newsletter - I-9 Form Reminder, Marketplace Notices, How to decide what to pay Interns - and more June 8, 2016
» Updated Salary and Compensation Levels Required for FLSA 'White Collar' Exemption May 19, 2016
» Newsletter - Upcoming Deadlines, New SBC Templates, 3 Things to Know About Vacation Leave May 9, 2016
» Employers May Use Either April 2016 or February 2013 Poster to Fulfill FMLA Requirements April 29, 2016
» Newsletter - Paid Family Leave, ACA Information for Employees, Tax Recordkeeping Tips & more! April 18, 2016
» Employers Should Continue to Use Current Version of Form I-9 Despite March 31 Expiration Date April 12, 2016
» Newsletter - ACA Reporting Reminder, Updated Model CHIP Notice, Interviewing Do's & Don'ts...and more! March 16, 2016
» Alternative Strategy to Community Rating  February 26, 2016
» Newsletter - COBRA Facts, Additional Guidance on Joint employment, Retroactive Increase for Transit & more February 12, 2016
» Have You Reviewed Your Employee Handbook Lately?  February 4, 2016
» Care Connect Partners with Teledoc January 22, 2016
» New York Small Group - Uniform Modification Notice January 15, 2016

» Newsletter - Adjusted Penalty Thresholds, ACA Guidance, Employee Retention Resolutions and more!

January 8, 2016

» Newsletter - Health Care Reform Preview, Minimum Wage Increases, Don's & Don'ts of Employee Reviews December 11, 2015
» Newsletter - Changes to Tax Benefits & Retirement Limits, Calculating PCORI Fees, Holiday Bonus Guidelines November 6, 2015
» Health Republic To Cease Writing New Insurance Policies; Current Policies Remain In Effect. September 28, 2015
» Newsletter - Diversity & Harassment Training, Managing Difficult Employees, ADA Quick Facts and more Sept. 15, 2015
» Newsletter - Proposed Changes to Overtime Eligibility Rules for 'White Collar' Workers, ACA Penalties Increase August 7, 2015
» Important News for HEALTH REPUBLIC Members July 24, 2015

» Important News for Members Utilizing Crystal Run Healthcare Providers

July 14, 2015
» Newsletter - Supreme Court Strikes State Laws Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage, ACA Reporting Draft Forms July 9, 2015
» Important Compliance Info for NYC Employers July 8, 2015
» Newsletter - IRS Q&As on ACA Information Reporting for Large Employers, OSHA Updates "It's the Law" Poster June 12, 2015
» Newsletter - Employee Engagement Tied to Opinion of Total Rewards, 8 Topics to Include in Your Handbook May 11, 2015
» Newsletter - 5 Things for Employers to Know About Form I-9, New Hire Onboarding Checklist     April 23, 2015
» Newsletter - Updated Model CHIP Notice for Employers, 3 Things to Consider When Terminating Employees March 9, 2015
» Newsletter - Top 5 Health Care Reform Reviews, OSHA Summary of Work-Related Injuries & Illnesses and more! February 18, 2015
» Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Alerts Consumers to Protect Themselves February 6, 2015
» New Law Eliminates Annual Notice Requirement Under NYS Wage Theft Protection Act January 16, 2015
» Newsletter - Proposed Changes to Summary of Benefits & Coverage Requirements, HR Compliance Resolutions January 9, 2015
» Newsletter - Changes to Health FSAs & Other Tax Benefits, 3 Tips for Managing Employee Records Dec. 10, 2014
» Newsletter - 2015 Retirement Plan Limits Announced, Social Security Benefits to Increase in 2015, and more! Nov. 12, 2014
» Newsletter - IRS Updates ACA Info Reporting Q&As, OSHA Updates Reporting & Recordkeeping Requirements Oct. 15, 2014
» Newsletter - Social Security Requirements for Employee Name Changes, Technology Resource & more Sept. 25, 2014
» Newsletter - Pay or Play Calculators & Timeline for Compliance, ACA Contraceptive Mandate and more! Aug. 15, 2014
» Newsletter - PPACA Update, Do's & Don'ts of Setting A Workplace Dress Code and more  July 10, 2014
» Newsletter - COBRA Administration Forms & Guidelines, Are You Ready for a DOL Health Plan Audit? June 3, 2014
» Newsletter - Number of Employment Discrimination Charges Decline, Recruitment & Staffing Resources Mar. 21, 2014
» Newsletter - Employers Will Not Be Required to Post Employee Rights Notice in the Workplace Feb. 21, 2014
» Newsletter - HR Service Announces Approved HR Certification Institute Courses, Same-Sex Spouse Guidance Jan. 27, 2014
» Newsletter - Retirement Plan Limits Announced for 2014, "Use-or-Lose" Rule Changes for Health FSAs & more November 2013
» Newsletter - Deadline to Provide Required Exchange Notices, Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Guidance September 2013
» Newsletter - HR Services Training Modules, Health Care Remains High on List of Employer-Provided Benefits August 2013
» Newsletter - Pay or Play Delayed Until 2015, First PCORI Due Date, Wellness Program Changes for 2014 July 2013
» Newsletter - New Summary of Benefits and Coverage Template, Employee Handbooks Under Fire May 2013
» Newsletter - New Form I-9 to Verify Employment Eligibility, Top 3 Health Care FAQs and more April 2013
» Newsletter - Health Care Reform: New Guidance on Large Employers, "Pay or Play," Annual Limit Rules & More March 2013