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More Employees Quit in 2016 - And Here's Why

When people quit your organization, it can feel like one giant step backwards after many small steps forward. So why are so many people leaving? It could be because they never should've been hired in the first place.

Topics: Leadership / Strategy HR / Employee Benefits

Extended Transition to ACA Compliant Policies

On February 23, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an insurance standards bulletin allowing states to yet again extend the life of "grandmothered" or transitional health insurance policies to policy years beginning on or before October 1, 2018, as long as the policies do not extend beyond December 31, 2018. 

Topics: Leadership / Strategy

New FMCSA Investigative Techniques

The FMCSA recently announced that they are changing their process for performing compliance reviews. Specifically they referred to expanded interviews with members within the organization. Truth is - they have been doing this for a while, but recently completed all of the training and therefore made the announcement. Does this mean that compliance reviews have changed? 

Topics: Transportation Safety / Compliance

Say Goodbye to the Individual Mandate Penalty Under the ACA

It was recently announced that the Trump Administration may no longer enforce a rule requiring individual Americans to carry health insurance or pay a penalty if they do not.

If you were one of the millions of people who decided to waive health insurance from your employer yet still did not enroll for insurance in the federal marketplace exchange, you were to be assessed an individual mandate penalty by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for 2016. 

ACA Reporting: Are You Prepared?

During the next few weeks the Minimal Essential Coverage 1094-C and 1095-C reporting cycle starts all over again for the 2016 calendar year. It doesn’t matter whether President Trump and Congress repeal, replace, repair, refine, re-tool, reform, revise, remedy, remake, reconstruct, or rework the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If you are an Applicable Large Employer (ALE), then get ready to report.

Trump Issues Executive Order on the ACA

On January 20, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But if you think the ACA is gone - think again. No ACA provisions or requirements have been eliminated or delayed as a result of President Trump’s actions. Employers should continue to prepare for future requirements and deadlines to ensure full compliance.

7 Trucking Trends for 2017

With roughly 3.5 million truck drivers collectively moving nearly 70% of all freight tonnage in the U.S. change is inevitable. 2017 brings a slew of trends that will shape the future of this essential industry. 

Topics: Transportation Leadership / Strategy

Pay & Respect – The Key to Retaining Drivers

Driver pay has a direct correlation with retaining your drivers and oftentimes employers believe that higher pay will keep their drivers around. With recent findings, thinking outside of the box may be your best bet for hanging tight to your most valued drivers.

On the flip side, it’s not all about the dollar bills. A little R-E-S-P-E-C-T goes a long way in terms of driver retention. How are you treating your drivers?

Topics: Transportation Leadership / Strategy

Top 5 Blogs of 2016

As we wave goodbye to 2016 and welcome a new year filled with new possibilities, resolutions, and excitement let's take a look back at our top blogs of 2016.

Is the Stand-Alone HRA Making a Comeback?

Congress passed H.R. 34, which exempts certain health reimbursement arrangements (HRA), including premium-reimbursement plans, from most Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements for small employers (i.e. those employing less than 50 full-time equivalents).

On December 13th, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act. This legislation establishes a new type of HRA for small employers that do not offer health coverage - known as “Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements.”