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Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts That Rocked Employee Benefits This Year

With 2019 around the corner, we’re excited to continue pushing the envelope when it comes to fresh thinking, innovation and relevant content to help drive your employee benefits strategy forward.

Before running headfirst into next year, let’s take a moment to revisit your favorite Fresh Thinking blog posts of the year.

  1. An Overview of the Affordable Care Act in Early 2018

    Annette Bechtold, SVP, Regulatory Affairs and Reform Initiatives

    January 1: As Congress wrapped up for the year, they left Washington successfully using a budget reconciliation action to affect change. Although the original intent was exclusively for healthcare reform, this sweeping new tax bill impacts specific Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions along with other benefits and employer-related items. Additionally, legislators and regulators continue to work on other bills and rules that may change the delivery and compliance of healthcare plan offerings. Click here to read more...

  2. ACA Watch 2018: Congress Comes Through Delaying ACA Taxes

    Annette Bechtold, SVP, Regulatory Affairs and Reform Initiatives

    January 23: There was a dramatic end to the current Congressional tug-of-war regarding the government shutdown. Both the Senate (81-18) and House (266-150) approved HR 195 (115), the stop-gap bill granting additional government funding through February 8, 2018. This short-term funding fix is known as a continuing resolution (CR). With the President’s signature and the bill now signed into law, many government workers—out of work since Friday, January 19—are breathing a sigh of relief as they will now be able to report to work today. Click here to read more...

  3. Top 4 Human Resources Trends Tipping the Scale in 2018

    Anne Gilson, Regional Managing Director, HR Consulting 

    January 30: For Human Resource professionals and leaders of tomorrow, the roles and responsibilities show no signs of slowing down in 2018. With the rising demand for immediacy, efficiency, and overall consistency from HR organizations across the globe, it's no surprise that HR groups are racing to revamp their practices to keep pace with the latest business requirements and expectations. Click here to read more...

  4. Affordable Care Act (ACA) – Limits, Fees and Penalties Through 2019

    Annette Bechtold, SVP, Regulatory Affairs and Reform Initiatives

    November 20: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains a number of limits and penalties that apply to employers. These include the following provisions: Employer Shared Responsibility (Employer Mandate). Click here to read more...

  5. The Top 5 Compliance Tasks to Close Out 2018

    Erica Cordova, VP, Legal Counsel

    October 1: As we embark on the last quarter of the year, it is easy to get distracted by all the buzz of open enrollment, the holidays and planning for the next year. However, it is important not to lose sight of important compliance obligations. Check out our list of the top five compliance tasks to help you close out the year with a strong sense of compliance confidence. Click here to read more...

  6. Most Frequently Asked Employee Benefits Compliance Questions

    Erica Cordova, VP, Legal Counsel

    February 5: As employee benefit consultants, we see a myriad of compliance questions that arise in day-to-day benefit administration. There are some issues that always seem to be a pain point for most employer groups. We’ve answered eight of these popular questions to help your team address them with ease. Click here to read more...

  7. Spring Training: 9 Ideas to Challenge Employees to Embrace Wellbeing

    Nancy Saperstone, Senior HR Business Partner and Communications

    February 19: While employee focus is diverted toward winning the office basketball bracket, it’s a great time to tap into employees who are energized by the change of season. Using a theme such as “spring into fitness” to guide a fitness campaign can be precisely the approach needed to motivate employees and cultivate a healthier worksite culture. Here are 9 ways you can challenge your team to “spring” into fitness this March. Click here to read more...

  8. Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What Can Employers Do?

    Annette Bechtold, SVP, Regulatory Affairs and Reform Initiatives

    February 27: Although it seems that sexual harassment is hitting epidemic levels, there are several steps employers can take to be proactive and safeguard against harassment and discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency which oversees discrimination law, published the EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace outlining 5 core principles that have been proven to be effective in preventing and addressing harassment. Click here to read more...

  9. How to Attract New Talent: Competitive Employee Benefits

    Adam Bokesch, Regional VP of Sales

    February 2018: Millennials make up about 34% of the workforce and are estimated to make up nearly half of the workforce by 2020. Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers and Millennials are all working alongside each other with representatives from the Silent Generation and Generation Z positioned on either side of the age spectrum. Employers across industries have had to tailor their approach to attract these 5 unique age groups, seeking creative and exciting employee benefits to attract and retain a range of interests. Click here to read more…

  10. Understanding the Pros and Cons of Health Care Sharing Ministries

    Annette Bechtold, SVP, Regulatory Affairs and Reform Initiatives

    February 2018: Millennials make up about 34% of the workforce and are estimated to make up nearly half of the workforce by 2020. Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers and Millennials are all working alongside each other with representatives from the Silent Generation and Generation Z positioned on either side of the age spectrum. Employers across industries have had to tailor their approach to attract these 5 unique age groups, seeking creative and exciting employee benefits to attract and retain a range of interests. Click here to read more…

Fresh thinking is the fabric of OneDigital. Across the country, our employee benefits, HR consulting and compliance experts and advisors constantly in search of new and better ways to design and manage health and benefits programs to work better for the business leaders and employees we serve. Subscribe to OneDigital’s e-news to receive regular email updates.

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