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Gwen Snyder

Recent Posts by Gwen Snyder:

IRS Announces Increases to Deductible Limits, Contribution Amounts for HSA Health Plans in 2015

GWEN SNYDER
HNI Account Executive

The IRS recently announced limits for coverage and contributions to HSA health plans for 2015. The agency released the news in Revenue Procedure 2014-30 (click here to see the official document).

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

What Public Exchanges are Doing to Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage

GWEN SYNDER
Account Executive

The federal health care exchange (aka 
Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

Wellness Strategies for the Baby Boomer Workplace

GWEN SNYDER
HNI Account Executive 

Baby boomers have unique wellbeing needs, and as long as they're part of the workforce, it's up to employers to offer wellness strategies customized for this mature population. Their wellbeing is more than blood pressure and weight management. Boomers also need programs to address fiscal health and the health of family members, especially their elderly parents.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

Final Rules for Wellness Programs Under Health Care Reform Released

GWEN SNYDER
HNI Account Executive

The federal government last week released final rules on wellness programs under the Affordable Care Act. In all, these final rules are not dramatically different from the tentative ACA regulations that came out in November 2012. The final rules, however, expand on two subcategories of health-contingent wellness programs.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

Guidance on Notifying Employees of Public Health Exchanges Released

Topics: Construction Transportation Safety / Compliance Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

How to Maximize Success of Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs

GWEN SNYDER
HNI Account Executive

For an employer-sponsored wellness program to hit a home run, two factors must be in place. First, the program must address wellness issues important to your unique employee population. Second, the incentives for participation must be just right.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

6 New Health Care Reform Taxes and Fees

GWEN SNYDER
HNI Account Executive

It's Tax Day! Is your business ready for the new health care reform taxes and fees?

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

Health Insurance Exchanges for Small Businesses Face Delay

GWEN SNYDER
HNI Account Executive

Small businesses will not be able to provide workers with a choice of health plans because of a delay in rolling out health exchanges.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

Expanded FMLA Guidelines Protect Military, Airline Employees

GWEN SNYDER
HNI Account Executive

Important expansions to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) now provide increased protections for military families and members of airline flight crews.

Topics: HR / Employee Benefits

Get More Bang for Your Buck with Innovative Benefits Offerings

GWEN SNYDER
HNI Account Executive

The cost of employee health benefits continues to be a burden for many employers that are struggling in the difficult economy. Offering competitive benefits is important to recruiting and retaining employees, but it is also more difficult as costs continue to skyrocket and uncertainties about the future continue to be a drag on many businesses.   

Topics: HR / Employee Benefits