As more and more of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is implemented nationwide, small businesses will have more options for providing employee healthcare. They also stand to benefit from tax breaks specifically designed for small businesses that utilize the ACA marketplace. The idea is to give small businesses more choices and access to coverage options that were previously only available to large companies. The tricky part, of course, is navigating the details, which can seem overwhelming (especially as there are some differences in implementation state by state). read more »
The phrase "be proactive, not reactive," has become a term synonymous with many elements of life and business. When it comes to HR, being proactive is probably the first rule that you as a business owner should follow. From a hypothetical standpoint, wouldn’t you prefer to be in the position of taking preventative measures than being forced to react to a problem that arises with an employee?
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Chances are someone you know has battled breast cancer. Due to the great work of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the worlds awareness of this disease has grown exponentially. From online breast cancer education to fundraising events, there are numerous ways to effectively involve your workplace this October and every day. read more »
As workplace healthcare evolves, employers are taking a more active role in encouraging a healthy workforce. In addition to the obvious short-term benefits of a healthier, more productive staff, employers are taking measures to prevent more serious long-term health issues, which can drive up healthcare costs and threaten employee well-being.
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I attended Tennessee’s Annual Manufacturing Summit hosted by the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and the Tennessee Manufacturing Association on Friday October 3, 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville.
Here are four things I learned from this conference. read more »
By: Anthony Trepka, Lead Sales Representative
As an employee and/or partner of LBMC, you could receive exclusive savings on your auto and home insurance. Plus, with Liberty Mutual, you get service and support when and where you need it, and the latest tips and tools to help keep you and your family safe.
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It goes without saying that reconciling your monthly benefit plan statements is important. Every company should have a clear and concise process in place to make sure this is done accurately and timely. Typically, a Billing Manager or billing department will manage and administer the overall business’s benefit plan reconciliation, but that person or department must rely on HR and sometimes even payroll to assist in this process. read more »
CMS is offering an opportunity for Medicare submitters to participate in end-to-end testing with Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) in January, April and July of 2015. Approximately 2,550 volunteer submitters will have the opportunity to participate over the three separate periods. read more »
By Jenny Harvey
It’s not often that hospitals are given an opportunity to make a deal with the Feds, but that appears to be what the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering in its recent announcement regarding partial payment for Part A claims that have been determined to be not medically reasonable or necessary. read more »
As an employee at a not-for-profit organization required to have an annual audit, you know that audit preparation and audit fieldwork can be overwhelming and time consuming. However, by implementing the following 10 tips on preparing for a successful audit (plus 5 bonus tips for those preparing for a federal compliance audit), you will be able to reduce your preparation time and feel more confident when your auditors arrive for fieldwork. read more »