We’ve all been a part of a dysfunctional team over the course of our careers. Dysfunctional teams lack effective leadership and trust. There’s no accountability, no commitment, and high turnover. Dysfunctional teams can be emotionally draining for everyone involved. We all would prefer to be a part of an effective team, because they are committed, respectful, engaged and successful. Team members hold each other accountable and trust each other enough to participate in productive … [Read more...] about Building Effective Teams
While we’ve all heard over and over that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be repealed (and probably replaced) with our new administration, today the ACA is still in effect. While we can speculate (and hope for) certain changes to the ACA, no one really knows what those changes may be so, at this time, we must continue to operate according to the regulations as they are today. Below is a reminder of some of the more important aspects of the ACA as they relate to small employers – those … [Read more...] about Affordable Care Act: Awareness is Key for Employers
I’m the owner of a small business, and providing health insurance to my employees is a difficult task. I’ve heard about something in the new 21st Century Cures Act that might make it easier to accomplish. Will you explain? While most of the media attention around the 21st Century Cures Act focused on the provisions related to medical innovation, the law also included good news for small employers previously prohibited from offering Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). Beginning January … [Read more...] about 21st Century Cures Act Provides Options for Small Businesses
There has been a lot of energy spent, articles written and seminars taught recently on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and in particular, its IRS reporting requirements for Applicable Large Employers (ALEs). But what if you aren’t a large employer, and have less than 50 full-time employees? What aspects of the ACA could impact you? What do you need to know? Reimbursements for an Employee’s Cost of Individual Health Insurance Policies – No Longer Allowed $100/day penalty could … [Read more...] about Affordable Care Act – Not a Large Employer? What Should You Know?