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Individual Mandate for Health Insurance Delayed

Last week, the Obama administration extended the deadline for individuals to sign up for health insurance before facing tax penalties under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) to March 31, 2014.  The announcement delays the tax provisions associated with the ACA […]

ACA Impact: Public Sector

The ACA stands poised to usher in sweeping changes for many entities. Leaders need answers on how the ACA is going to impact their operations. Multiple regulations and shifting timetables, however, make it difficult to measure – and almost impossible to predict […]

Two Health Care Deadlines Fast Approaching

  Please be mindful of the upcoming disclosure requirements deadlines. OCTOBER 1ST: EMPLOYER NOTICE OF EXCHANGE (HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE) By October 1, 2013, employers must notify their employees about the availability of the Exchange.  New hires must be provided the […]

Do Your Employees Have the Right Stuff?

Using Competency Models in Strategic Human Resource Management By: Michael P. James, J.D., M.B.A. Human Resource Management Professionals: Have you been asked to complete a skill or competency analysis for employees in your organization? Are you in charge of evaluating […]

DOL Issues Electronic Fee Disclosure Guidance

The Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) new fee disclosure regulations applicable to participant-directed defined contribution plans are effective for plan years beginning after October 31, 2011.  For calendar year plans, the first annual disclosures are due by May 31, 2012, and […]