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The ACA Is Still the Law of the Land (Benefit Minute)

Tina Bull • Mar 29th, 2017

Republican efforts to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with the American Health Care Act (AHCA) stalled on March 24, 2017 when Speaker of the House Paul Ryan determined he did not have the support needed to pass the bill in the House of Representatives and withdrew it without a vote. Detractors of the bill included all Democratic members of the House, as well as the Freedom Caucus, a conservative group of Republican representatives who felt the bill did not go far enough to repeal the ACA. Moderate Republicans were also concerned by the Congressional Budget Office report which estimated that, by 2026, 24 million more people would be uninsured relative to the number of uninsureds under current law. It appears the administration and the Republican leadership will table current health care reform efforts for now and move on to other agenda items. Continue Reading

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Executive Leadership: It’s time to make cyber resiliency YOUR next priority

Mike Volk • Mar 24th, 2017

You’ve probably read about major cybersecurity failures of large organizations, such as Yahoo, Sony, LinkedIn, Target, the Democratic National Committee, and the list goes on. While they’re not always in the headlines, evidence shows that small and medium-sized organizations are increasingly becoming the targets of cyber criminals and malicious actors. According to the most recent Internet Security Threat Report that was published in 2016 by Symantec, 65 percent of all spear-phishing attacks target small and medium-sized organizations. Continue Reading


Work-Life Balance is a Myth — Instead, Find Work-Life Bliss

Justin Hoffman • Mar 17th, 2017

The day author and speaker Deirdre Maloney was interviewed on TV about a blog she wrote, she couldn’t get past what she saw on the screen — and how she felt afterward. Continue Reading


From the Archives

Mar
1st
How to Electronically Distribute ERISA-Required Documents (Benefit Minute)

Distribution of ERISA-required documents is challenging for employers.  Hard copy distribution is inefficient, costly, not environmentally friendly and out-of-date in the digital age.  However, electronic distribution must be accomplished in a manner that complies with Department of Labor (DOL) requirements and results in actual receipt by plan participants.  

Feb
15th
24 HR Mistakes That Could Cost You Time, Money, and Talent

Most everyone would agree Human Resources is an integral function of a high-functioning company. HR operations carry a lot of responsibility, mostly behind the scenes. From interviewing and hiring top talent to managing benefits and payroll, HR departments must keep track of countless forms, processes, regulations, and communications. Just one mistake — no matter how […]

Jan
30th
The Uncertain Future of the Affordable Care Act (Benefit Minute)

Repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been the consistent message of the Republican Party and President Trump.  Some steps have already been taken that will likely ultimately impact the ACA.   Congress is progressing with a budget resolution bill that may lead to repeal of some aspects of the ACA that relate to […]

Jan
27th
Car Insurance Rates are Up — 6 strategies to keep your rates under control

Before we get into the several ways you can mitigate the rising cost of auto insurance, let’s talk about a question I hear all the time: Why does car insurance cost more than it used to? There are a number of reasons:

Jan
20th
How Could the Fair Labor Standards Act Revisions Affect You?

For months, organizations in the U.S. had been preparing to implement changes that, as of Dec. 1, 2016, would have increased the minimum salary requirement for certain exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Jan
9th
PSA By the Numbers

PSA by the numbers – a look back at the year that has passed. What an exciting time for the PSA team. Many thanks to all of our clients and partners! Now onto an even better 2017!