Holiday Stress: Some Tips for Coping and Staying Positive

2023-12-29T09:03:18-05:00December 27th, 2023|2023, COVID-19 Updates, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Wellness|

The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. And it's no wonder. The holidays often present a dizzying array of demands — cooking meals, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few. And [...]

2024: The Year of the HSA? Empower Your Employees and Save Money

2023-12-19T15:56:45-05:00December 18th, 2023|2023, Small Business Health Insurance|

As we head into 2024, the conversation around healthcare continues to evolve, and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are emerging as a powerful tool for both employers and employees. Recent statistics paint a clear picture: HSAs are booming: The [...]

NARFA’s AICC: Enhancing Your Workers’ Compensation Experience in Massachusetts

2023-12-08T10:34:42-05:00December 4th, 2023|2023, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

Employers understand the importance of workers' compensation insurance as a fundamental requirement for any organization. It not only provides essential medical benefits and wage replacement to injured workers but also shields employers from potential costly lawsuits. However, what many [...]

IRS Raises Retirement Savings Limits for 2024

2023-12-19T15:57:20-05:00November 2nd, 2023|2023, Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News, Retirement Plan|

The IRS has released its annual guidance on inflation adjustments for retirement provisions in 2024. The key updates include: For 401(k) and similar defined contribution plans, the contribution limit for participating employees will rise to $23,000 from $22,500. The [...]

How NARFA Supports Businesses with Trade Association Best Practices

2023-12-19T15:57:07-05:00November 1st, 2023|2023, Automotive Industry News, Company News|

In the dynamic world of the automotive, roads, and fuel sectors, trade associations play a critical role in supporting businesses to navigate the complexities of the industry. NARFA exemplifies this support, adhering to best practices that have been refined [...]

Getting Your Company Safety Policies to Work: Tips & Tricks for Employee Safety Training Success

2023-10-05T13:13:47-04:00October 4th, 2023|2023, Employee Wellness Programs, Safety Tips|

Imagine you’ve developed a series of company safety policies and programs, but as a small business owner, you aren’t certain how to communicate them to your employees. This is a huge stumbling block for many organizations—and it can hinder [...]

Labor Update: Labor Department Proposes New Overtime Salary Threshold

2023-10-05T13:13:00-04:00October 2nd, 2023|2023, Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News, Legislative News|

On August 30, the White House proposed a rule through the Department of Labor to extend overtime pay eligibility to an additional 3 million workers. This move echoes an attempt by the Obama administration eight years prior to modify [...]

Navigating Employee Benefits in the Automotive Industry

2023-12-19T15:57:37-05:00October 1st, 2023|2023, Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation|

The automotive industry encompasses a diverse workforce that requires a specialized approach to employee benefits. NARFA, with its longstanding history and expertise, stands as an invaluable ally for businesses navigating the complexities of employee benefits. The Challenge of Diverse [...]