Benefits Buzz

Topics Include: IRS Announces Second Change to HSA Family Contribution Limit DOL Releases New Resources for Mental Health Parity Compliance Did You Know? PCORI Fees

Product Liability, Recall and Contamination Insurance

If your company designs, manufactures, distributes or sells a physical product—anything from toys to building supplies to macaroni and cheese—you’ll want to strongly consider purchasing product liability coverage. This coverage helps provide financial protection in the event that the use of your product results in property damage, personal injury or death.

WHO Calls for Elimination of Trans Fat by 2023

On May 14, 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced their plan to urge governments worldwide to eliminate the use of artificially produced trans fat by 2023. According to the WHO, artificially produced trans fats found in junk and fried foods contribute to more than 500,000 preventable deaths annually.

2018 HSA Limit for Family Coverage Changed Again

On April 26, 2018, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2018-27 to announce another change to the 2018 the family health savings account (HSA) contribution limit. The new revenue procedure modifies the family HSA contribution change imposed by the March 5th Revenue Procedure 2018-18.

News Brief: Facebook Data Breach

Facebook recently announced that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained information from up to 87 million accounts without their users’ consent. These allegations have highlighted concerns about data security, social media privacy and Facebook’s data protection practices. In order to keep your personal information safe, it’s important for you to be aware of how it […]

2018 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

Falls are the number one cause of construction-worker fatalities, accounting for one-third of on-the-job deaths in the industry. On April 26, 2012, NIOSH, OSHA, and CPWR–The Center for Construction Research and Training together launched a National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction.

Staying Sharp: Cutting Through New Restaurant Workplace Industry Trends

As the market for ethnic-inspired foods and farm-to-table meals continues to grow, many restaurant operators are experimenting with locally sourced products, plant-forward cuisine, and sustainable seafood. But in adapting to meet evolving consumer tastes, restaurants may find it difficult to stay on top of their evolving risks.

Benefits Buzz – May 2018

Articles Include: Did you Miss the April 2 ACA Reporting Deadline? IRS Updates Employer Guide for 2018 Tax Changes to Fringe Benefits Did You Know? Balance Billing