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Overtime Wage Payment Rule On Hold!

OT Rule set for December 1st has been put on hold.  This rule would’ve doubled the FLSA’s salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476. Check out DOL’s website for details.  

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HSA Limits Announced for 2016

IRS Releases health savings account (HSA) limits for 2016 to adjust for inflation.  Contact TRG for details on the adjusted limits and how an HSA may benefit your business.    

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GreenLight Pitch Competition a Success!

Winners selected in the Blue Water area’s first GreenLight Pitch Competition finals (a competition created to encourage entrepreneurship): Grand prize winner SroundMe – a mobile media sharing application built upon geofencing technology; 2nd place winner ManeScene.com, Inc. … Continue reading

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GreenLight Pitch Competition in Port Huron

Blue Water area’s first GreenLight Pitch Competition finals, a competition created to encourage entrepreneurship, are set for Dec. 9 at St. Clair County Community College Fine Arts Theatre building.  The 10 finalists will pitch their business models at 5:30 p.m. with a reception to … Continue reading

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COBRA Notices and Marketplace Enrollment Period

The federal regulatory agencies issued a bulletin announcing an extended special enrollment period for individuals currently enrolled in (or eligible for) COBRA.  The special enrollment opportunity gives eligible individuals until July 1, 2014 to enroll … Continue reading

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The DOL and HHS Issue Clarifying Guidance Regarding COBRA

On May 2, 2014, the DOL released proposed regulations, which would amend the COBRA notice requirements to reflect changes made by the ACA. The DOL also released updated versions of the model general notice and model … Continue reading

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ACA-Final Pay or Play Mandate

The IRS recently issued final regulations on the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules (“pay or play” mandate).  The employer mandate generally requires applicable large employers to offer health coverage to their full-time employees … Continue reading

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Michigan to Allow Health Insurance Carriers to Reinstate Canceled Policies

Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director, Ann Flood, announced that Michigan will allow health insurers to reinstate canceled policies. Note – health insurance companies are not mandated to reinstate policies and many … Continue reading

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Benefit and Rate Shocks with Health Insurance Exchanges

Health insurance rates and benefits through the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Exchanges won’t be what consumers expect.  Read here for more information.

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Health Insurance Marketplace Notices due Oct. 1st

As required by the Affordable Care Act, employers must provide part-time and full-time employees with a notice regarding the Health Insurance Marketplace by October 1, 2013 and new hires must receive this notice within 14 … Continue reading

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