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Crane Agency – November Wellness Newsletter, HR Brief & Benefits Buzz

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As you can imagine, there are a lot of questions after the 2016 Presidential Election.  We will do our best to keep you all updated but for now we have attached a piece that was put together prior to the election.  This article provides a brief overview of each candidate’s health care platform, so you can better understand how Trump may affect the employee benefits landscape now that he has been elected into office.

Please find attached your November Wellness Newsletter from The Charles L. Crane Agency.  The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month’s issue includes information on money-saving tips for prescription medications, a potential danger in your tap water and important updates on the 2016-2017 flu vaccine.

You will also find attached this month’s Benefits Buzz and HR Brief.  This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the EEOC’s finalized rules for employer-sponsored wellness programs, the 2016 Kaiser Family Foundation Employer Health Benefits Survey results and the DOL grants awarded to six states as part of the Disability Employment Initiative. This month’s HR Brief gives an overview of why covered employers must consider the FMLA when an employee requires leave under workers’ compensation, clarifies the changes effective Dec. 1 to the “white collar” exemption rules and informs employers of significant changes coming to EEO-1 reporting obligations.

Thank you for your continued confidence in the Benefits Department of the Crane Agency.  Please do not hesitate to contact your agent or service representative with any additional questions.

Crane Agency – October Wellness Newsletter, HR Brief & Benefits Buzz

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Welcome to the Crane Agency October Wellness Newsletter.

The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finances. This month’s issue includes information on how to prevent backpack-related injuries, safety tips for celebrating this Halloween with your child and prevention strategies to reduce your risk of breast cancer.

You will also find attached this month’s Benefits Buzz and HR Brief.  This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the approaching ACA reporting deadlines, the Marketplace’s “simple choice health plans” available for the 2017 enrollment period and the FLSA employer accommodation requirements for nursing mothers.  This month’s HR Brief gives an overview of calculating FMLA leave entitlement for employees who work overtime, alerts employers on forthcoming IRS ACA penalty liability letters, and also alerts employers about increased fines for Form I-9 paperwork violations.

On a regular basis we receive calls from clients seeking recommendations or guidance as you review opportunities to complement your Benefit offerings.  We simply wanted to remind you that on top of our robust portfolio of services provided we are happy to recommend vendors when it comes to:

  • Voluntary Worksite – Accident, CI, HI, Cancer, etc.
  • Key Person Life and/or DI
  • Payroll
  • FSA, HSA, Cobra, POP, TMA, etc.
  • Wellness/Population Health Management
    Tele-Medicine
  • Form 5500

Thank you for your continued confidence in the Benefits Department of the Crane Agency.  Please do not hesitate to contact your agent or service representative with any additional questions.