Understanding and administering an employee benefits program in light of the expanding federal and state recognition of same-sex marriage is crucial. This guide provides general information on recognition of same-sex marriage within an organization’s employee benefit program. This document was updated on March 9, 2018.
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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act imposes an excise tax on hospitals, healthcare systems, and other tax-exempt employers for providing compensation in excess of $1 million to any individual and for paying "excess parachute payments." The good news is that restructuring or changing certain executive benefit plans can minimize or eliminate the tax, but you must act soon. Join our upcoming free webinar to determine if your organization is affected now, or potentially in the future. You’ll learn how the new excise tax works and solutions to mitigate it.
Tracking various laws and regulations which impact employee benefits can divert time and resources from your core functions such as recruiting top talent, developing strategic benefits and compensation programs, and meeting cost targets. After all, it takes a lot of work to sustain a destination workplace that attracts, retains, and engages the right people to increase your organization’s productivity and growth. How can you keep pace with evolving legislative and regulatory initiatives and still have the time, resources, and drive to sustain a destination workplace?
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top three market headlines: New Fed Chairman Shares His Views, U.S. Oil Inventories Begin to Build and U.S. Companies Hike Payouts
Cal/OSHA regulations are enforced by a state agency in administrative litigation. A new Supreme Court decision, Solus Industrial Innovations, Inc. v. Superior Court, allows employees allegedly suffering injuries caused by Cal/OSHA violations to sue for unfair business practices.
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top three market headlines: Fed Gives Bullish Signals on Economy, S&P 500’s Advances Powered by Three Tech Companies and Existing Home Sales Disappoint.
Federal agencies have been stepping up employer group health plan enforcement activities in recent years. In our 75 minute recorded webinar we focus on four core areas – and the agencies that enforce them - that affect employer health plans.
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top three market headlines: Equity Markets Find Their Footing, Consumer Prices Tick Up and U.S. Shale Oil Production Gushes
The Arthur J. Gallagher “Commercial P&I Market Review” continues to be the most comprehensive fixed market review of its kind and compliments our mutual IG Club “Annual Pre-Renewal P&I Review” offering, which will be published later this autumn.
Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits and HR Consulting practice of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The February 2018 issue includes articles about new ERISA disability claim rules, wellness plans, a change in an Ontario employment law, retirement plan record keeping requirements, employee ID theft, the New Maryland sick leave law, EEOC principles on harassment, a state law update, and several important reminders.