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What Do Finances Have to Do With Employee Wellbeing? Everything.

Dec 12, 2017 3:00:00 AM

As companies jump on board with employee wellness programs, providing various incentives for healthy behavior changes, many of them find themselves wondering if they really make a difference.

But employees are still stressed out, perhaps more than ever. This inevitably leads to worse health outcomes and an increase in both absenteeism and presenteeism— which are exactly the things employers are looking to change.

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Social Media: Can it Get You Fired?

Dec 8, 2017 3:00:00 AM

In the grand scheme of life, social media is a relatively new phenomenon. Sure, we used to write on cave walls, but let’s face it, those things rarely went viral. And there were no HR departments anywhere in sight.

Today, we have this extremely powerful communication tool (or weapon) at our fingertips. But some of us are using it with a caveman mentality. And our employers are watching.

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ACA Employer Reporting Penalties Increase for 2018

Dec 5, 2017 3:00:00 AM
by NAHU
Guest blog content provided to Q4iNetwork Consultants by the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU)  

 

Many employers are getting unwelcome mail from the IRS (Letter 226J) assessing employer shared responsibility penalties. Early reports of employers receiving these letters are that errors made on the 1094-C and 1095-C forms may be the trigger.

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Benefit Administration Systems: 3 Features to Look For

Dec 1, 2017 3:00:00 AM
Guest blog content provided to Q4iNetwork Consultants by freshbenies

 

How many Benefits Administration systems did you work with last year versus 5 years ago?

Like you, we’ve seen a few different companies with multiple options over the years– and a lot more in recent years. They’re getting smarter and more efficient, and that’s good because today, most medium to large-size employers already have or are considering a benefit administration system.

On that note, here are 3 key areas of functionality to consider when reviewing a new or current system.

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What Employee Benefits Should You Offer?

Nov 28, 2017 3:00:00 AM

To be a successful business, you need to be able to recruit and retain talent. One way to do that is with employee benefits and perks. But depending on who you’re looking to hire and what your competition has to offer, your current approach to group benefits may not be giving you the employee recruitment and retention advantage you need.

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30 Days to Act on IRS Letter 226J

Nov 21, 2017 3:00:00 AM
by NAHU
Guest blog content provided to Q4iNetwork Consultants by the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU)  


Nestled amid holiday cards may be a less welcome letter from the IRS. The IRS has confirmed that the initial notices to employers that they may owe employer shared responsibility (ESR) penalties are going out before year-end. Letter 226J will address preliminary calculations of amounts employers owe for tax year 2015.

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Living on Your Own Terms: How to Tell Good Content From Bad

Nov 17, 2017 3:00:00 AM

You don’t have to tell me there are a lot of advice-based articles out there. I’m guilty of writing them.

The thing is, many of us are looking for answers to issues we’re facing at home, at school, at work, and in relationships of all kinds. We crave empathy. We want knowledge. We need answers.

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4 Employee Benefit Trends to Watch

Nov 14, 2017 3:00:00 AM
Guest blog content provided to Q4iNetwork Consultants by freshbenies

Benjamin Franklin said, “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” Almost 250 years later, Ben’s quote is truer than ever. Your willingness and ability to keep changing is your market advantage.

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When the Leader is the Weakest Link

Nov 10, 2017 3:00:00 AM

Strong leaders drive organizations with a unified vision, a sense of purpose, and a common set of values. Without a strong leader, you simply have a group of individuals working in the same office.

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IRS Drops the Mic on Employer Shared Responsibility Payments

Nov 7, 2017 3:00:00 AM
Guest blog content provided to Q4iNetwork Consultants by the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU)  

Employers who have been counting on the IRS to forget about employer shared responsibility payments apparently have run out of luck. The IRS recently revised one of their FAQ documents to outline their upcoming issuing of penalty demand letters.

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