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HR Elements: How to Handle Pay-History Inquiries —The Right Way

We’ve all been there. You’ve gotten deep into the job interview process, and then you’re face-to-face with the awkward question: would you share your previous salary? Whether the question rears its head in a digital application or during initial in-persons, none of us like answering it. Many people, especially young people, are less committed to […]

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Compliance Recap – October 2019

  by Deanna Sizemore, Bim Group Director of Compliance October was a relatively quiet month in the employee benefits world. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas vacated portions of the current rule implementing Section 1557 that prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity and pregnancy termination. The U.S. Court of […]

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Update on Nondiscrimination Regulations Relating to Sex, Gender, Age, and More

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Section 1557 provides that individuals shall not be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any health program or activity which receives federal financial assistance from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), on the basis of race, color, national […]

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HR Elements: 4 Steps to a Pet-Friendly Workplace

If your team is waving goodbye to doggy day-care and the days of leaving furry friends at home, congratulations! The trend of bringing dogs to work started soon after what is widely considered the most influential research on dog-friendly offices, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Among the many benefits, […]

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Webinar: Group Health Plan Tasks that Employers Should Complete by the Plan Year-End

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT Register Now This webinar will discuss tasks that employers should complete by the end of the plan year: Determine whether an employer’s size during the year will require it to offer coverage in the subsequent year Describe the information an applicable large employer will […]

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HR Elements: 8 Ways to Relate to Time as a Realist

Productivity and time management expert Julie Morgenstern believes people can be grouped two ways when it comes to time management: Time realists and time optimists. Time realists consider how long things take and what is going on in any given day. Time optimists are guided by what they hope to get done. Morgenstern argues that […]

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Attention: Medicare Part D Notice

*If you provided participants and new hires with the annual notice packet provided by Bim Group or generated by HR Service in the last 12 months, the Medicare Part D notice is included in this packet so no additional action is required at this time. * What you should know: Medicare Part D is a federal […]

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Compliance Recap – September 2019

  September was a busy month in the employee benefits world. The U.S. Senate confirmed Eugene Scalia as the new Secretary of the Department of Labor (DOL). The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published proposed rules regarding affordability safe harbors and Section 105(h) nondiscrimination rules as applied to individual coverage health reimbursement arrangements (ICHRAs). The IRS […]

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Update on Tri-Agency Final Rules on Health Reimbursement Arrangements

On September 30, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published its proposed rules to clarify how the employer shared responsibility provisions and Section 105(h) nondiscrimination rules apply to health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and other account-based group health plans that are integrated with individual health insurance coverage or Medicare. Also, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

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