Keeping you up-to-date on trending insurance topics, compliance updates and important due dates, as well as potential solutions to human resources concerns.
Looking to save big money in payroll taxes? Want to save your employees money? Blue Chip Benefits has partnered with Attentive Health & Wellness to bring you a wellness plan that can do both.
Lifestyle Spending Accounts (LSA) are quickly gaining traction as the newest employee benefit. It helps employers encourage healthy behaviors and sweeten benefits packages. LSAs can also help increase employee retention and attract top talent.
Learn the pros and cons of contracting with a PEO and why an employee benefits broker like Blue Chip Benefits may be a better alternative. If you are an employer with less than 50 employees and do not have the resources to hire internal Human Resources staff, you might consider
If you’re a small business and received a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), you’ll be very interested in the changes signed into law by President Trump June 5th.
In this article, Blue Chip Benefits walks you through the 2020 emergency stimulus packages and how they relate to small businesses and individuals.
IRS Affordable Care Act reporting requirements can be so confusing. In this article Blue Chip Benefits tries to make it a little easier to understand.
Effective January 1st, the salary-level threshold for white-collar exemptions increases from $455 a week to $684 a week. Now is the perfect time to look at your employee’s work duties to ensure they still meet the required exemption criteria per the “duties tests.”
Research has shown that poor oral hygiene can be linked to heart disease, diabetes, pregnancy complications, Alzheimer’s disease, Crohn’s disease, pneumonia, HIV/AIDS, eating disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and even certain cancers.
President Trump has just signed his highly anticipated executive order on hospital and insurer price transparency, stating “No Americans should be blindsided by bills for medical services they never agreed to in advance.”
The amount a person can contribute to their Health Savings Accounts (H.S.A.) in 2020 has been released by the Internal Revenue Service. The new limits are going up $50 for individual coverage and $100 for family coverage, bringing them to $3,550 and $7,100, respectively. The catch-up contribution limit for those age 55+ will remain at an additional $1,000.
Passed by the House of Representatives on May 23rd, House Bill HR1994 could significantly changes the rules of retirement.
July 31st will be here before we know it, so Blue Chip Benefits would like to take this moment to remind you that if your employee benefit plans are on a calendar year (January-December), in order to satisfy annual reporting requirements under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code, Form…
If you’re an employer with less than 50 employees and do not have the resources to hire internal Human Resources staff, you may have considered outsourcing your human resources functions to a Professional Employer Organization (“PEO”). Doing so may have some great advantages, but buyer beware, there are numerous downsides as well that business owners are usually not made aware of.
Self-insured employers who distribute 2018 Forms 1095-B and 1095-C may want to know that
the IRS has again decided to extend the deadline for employers to distribute these forms to employees, to March 4th, 2019. It is important to note that the IRS has NOT changed the date in which employers must file paper or electronic versions of these important health insurance tax forms with the government.
As Americans, let’s embrace our preventive health care benefits and use them to live longer, more active lives, with less chance of disease, chronic conditions and pain!
How good are you about brushing and flossing your teeth every day? Do you regularly see your
dentist for check-ups? Well researchers think they have found yet another reason why you should
be doing so.
Healthcare insurance is on the minds of a lot of people right now as the December 15th open
enrollment deadline to sign up for health insurance through the Market Place is fast approaching.
And in case you hadn’t noticed, this year’s open enrollment period is much shorter than in prior