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The New Hire Process

10/22/18

By: Alex Napier, Marketing and Communications Specialist

 

Getting Started

Fiduciary Planning: A Checklist

10/15/18

By: Kelly McGrath - Retirement Consultant, IronOak Partners

 

Understanding your role as a Fiduciary on your 401k Plan

Handbooks 101: The Important Questions

10/08/18

Having a properly made and maintained employee handbook can be essential to creating and instilling a strong cultural foundation within your organization. However, too many times, handbooks fall onto the backburner, and who can blame us? When tasks, requests, and paperwork start piling up on desks it’s easy to forget to keep an updated handbook, or worse, pass it off as something to get to when someone, hopefully, remembers to get around to it.

Succeed Risk Management Center

10/02/18

Succeed Risk Management Center aims to tackle the delicate balance between providing new, more effective, ways to manage risk and exposure, while also saving you and your company money. The Risk Management Center allows you to reduce risk alongside enabling employee safety by helping you create effective risk mitigation programs that are both cost-effective and easy to use, ensuring that your dollars go that extra mile.

 

The main goal of the Risk Management Center is to reduce risk and ensure safety without cutting into your profitability by enabling you to:

The Big Three: ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation

09/24/18
Human Resource Services

The three-strand cord of ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation is not one that can be easily unwound. Trying to remember which law is applicable to the situation at hand can make the head of the most knowledgeable HR professional swirl; however, understanding the fundamentals of each law will keep you and your organization out of hot water. Let’s begin, shall we?

PCORI Fee Deadline Just Around the Corner

06/20/18
Health & Benefits

The Affordable Care Act requires health insurers and sponsors of self-funded group health plans (including health reimbursement arrangements) to pay a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee for each year from 2012 to 2019.  The PCORI fee for plan years that ended in 2017 is due by July 31, 2018.

Benefits Bulletin: Federal, State and Local Family and Medical Leave Laws

03/28/18
Health & Benefits

Certain employers are subject to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).  In addition, many state and local governments are adopting family and medical leave laws.  Sorting out which laws apply and how they interact is challenging.

Federal FMLA

Benefits Bulletin: Federal, State and Local Family and Medical Leave Laws

03/28/18
Health & Benefits

Certain employers are subject to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).  In addition, many state and local governments are adopting family and medical leave laws.  Sorting out which laws apply and how they interact is challenging.

Federal FMLA

Trump Issues Executive Order on Healthcare

10/13/17
Health & Benefits

On October 12, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order on healthcare.  The operative provisions of the order relate to association health plans (AHPs), short-term limited duration insurance (STLDI) and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs).  While the order does not have any immediate impact on existing law or regulations, it directs the federal regulatory agencies (the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services) to consider drafting new regulations that could ultimately have significant impact on health insurance markets. 

 

Faces of IBTX: Brittany Corey

10/09/17

 

Faces of IBTX: Brittany Corey

Claims Advocate

 

Brittany joined IBTX in 2016. As a Claims Advocate she reviews and initiates any new claims and then continues to monitor those claims throughout their life on behalf of her client. She then executes Quarterly Claim Reviews based on her client’s needs and provides them with the necessary updates while also assisting with any clerical needs as well. We asked Brittany a few questions about her IBTX experiences, and her responses are below:

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