• DOL’s Federal Overtime Rule Blocked

    The Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule was set to take effect on December 1, 2016. Employers were given more than six months to prepare for the rule that would have increased the salary threshold for the “white collar overtime exemptions” to $47,476 a year. Instead, on November 22, 2016 a federal judge issued […]

  • How Important is Open Enrollment Education?

    Survey says…. Most employees don’t understand benefits very well! In a new report by the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, 80% of Americans believe they understand their benefits very well, but only about half demonstrate they do based upon what Guardian deems to be optimal benefits-related decisions. In fact, in a benefits coverage and […]

  • What Does the Election Mean for the ACA?

    The two candidates had differing views on a variety of issues including health care reform leading up to election day. On November 8, Donald Trump was elected the 45 th president of the United States and will be inaugurated on January 20, 2017. So, what do the election results mean for the Affordable Care Act […]