News Briefs and Legislative Updates

News Briefs and Legislative Updates. Insight is your compliance partner.

There are countless rules and regulations governing employee benefit plans and company compliance, many of which are complex. Our resources will help you meet your compliance obligations and keep you up-to-date on laws and regulations that affect your company.

How the 2016 Election Could Affect Health Care – This article provides a brief overview of each candidate’s health care platform, so you can better understand how Clinton or Trump may affect the employee benefits landscape if elected into office.

2017 ACA Compliance Checklist - Several ACA requirements will be affected by changes that take effect in 2017, such as increased dollar limits or percentages. To prepare for 2017, employers should review upcoming requirements and develop a compliance strategy. This Legislative Brief provides an ACA compliance checklist for 2017.

Fact Sheet – Protecting Workers From Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus- Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus

How to Respond to Pokémon Go- Pokémon Go is a free-to-play game for iOS and Android devices, which has exploded in popularity among individuals of all ages since its debut. This article examines how employers can respond to Pokémon Go.

Social Media – Snapchat- Since its launch in 2011, Snapchat has surpassed Twitter in average daily users, which indicates that it is a viable way to reach your audience. Snapchat’s easy-to-use, highly
interactive and engaging format makes it popular among individuals and businesses
alike. Read on to learn more about how to get started and

HR Brief – February 2016 – This month’s HR Brief gives an overview of recent guidance issued on conducting internal Form I-9 audits and on advising employees on 401(k) loans. It also advises employers about the new filing deadlines for certain information returns beginning with the 2016 reporting year, including the Form W-2.

 HR Insights-5 Important HR Issues to Monitor for 2016 – Employers have new challenges to contend with in 2016, resulting from Supreme Court
decisions, federal and state legislation, and actions by federal regulatory agencies. There is a
real cost for employers who fail to comply with new laws. Here are 5 important HR issues to monitor in 2016.

 Minimum Wage Rate Increases Summer 2015- This Compliance Bulletin provides the new minimum wage rates that will become effective in four U.S. jurisdictions during the Summer of 2015. Employers can use this information to review their payroll and payment practices.

News Brief – Stagefright- Security experts at Zimperium identified a major vulnerability in Android’s operating system that leaves as many as 95 percent of all Android devices open to attack. Even more frightening—hackers can exploit this vulnerability to gain unfettered remote access to users’ phones without users ever knowing.