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Pump Up Your Wellness Program with a Personal Training Initiative

Pump Up Your Wellness Program with a Personal Training Initiative

(post by guest writer Brian K. Weese, CSCS, RMT / Paramount Performance) As a fitness coach and personal trainer for nearly 20 years, I work closely with business professionals and c-suite executives... Read More

Marketplace Notices: What Employers Should Know

Soon the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will begin notifying employers about employees receiving advance premium tax credits (APTC) or subsidies for 2016 on the ACA federally facilitated... Read More

IPS Advisors Packs 300 Box Lunches for Soldiers Angels

IPS Advisors Packs 300 Box Lunches for Soldiers Angels

IPS Advisors last week assembled 300 box lunches for Soldiers’ Angels, a nonprofit organization who provides aid and comfort to U.S. military, their families, and a growing veteran population. Employees... Read More

Fiduciary Rule Update: A Plan Sponsor's Q&A

Fiduciary Rule Update: A Plan Sponsor's Q&A

On April 8, 2016, after years of proposed regulation issuance, comment periods, drafting and anticipation, the Department of Labor (DOL) finally published new final guidance regarding the definition... Read More

IPS Advisors June Retirement Report

DC Plan Sponsors Say Less Is More in Investment Lineups   401(k) plan sponsors are consolidating the number of DC investment manager relationships... Read More

Understanding the Life Insurance Underwriting Process

Understanding the Life Insurance Underwriting Process

(post by Ken Smith, CLU, ChFC) Recently, at the onset of the underwriting process, a prospective client disclosed he had been declined for coverage 18 months prior through another firm. The agent... Read More

PCORI Fees for Self-Insured Plans

Employers that sponsor certain self-insured health plans are responsible for fees under Health Care Reform to fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The fees... Read More

HHS Releases Sample Marketplace Employer Notice; Employer Appeal Request Form Also Available

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a sample employer notice, to be used by the federally-facilitated and certain state-based Health Insurance Marketplaces, that... Read More

Rules Allow Limited Incentives in Connection With Wellness Programs

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued two separate sets of final rules that describe how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title II of the... Read More

DOL Announces Final Overtime Rule

Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule that raises the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “white collar exemption”... Read More